Hi everyone! Today I’m excited and honoured to share with you the cover of Marci Lyn Curtis’ upcoming 2015 debut, The One Thing. Marci is a dear friend who I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know over the last few months and I’m so happy to have been given the opportunity to share in such a special moment in her publishing journey today. I was lucky enough to have been sent an early edition of The Only Thing, set to be released September 2015, and I can promise that this is one debut you will not want to miss! The One Thing explores the harrowing journey of juvenile delinquent Maggie Sanders as she copes with the sudden, debilitating loss of her sight and her special, newfound relationship with Ben Milton, the precocious ten-year-old with Spina Bifida who allows Maggie to see the world in an entirely new way. Maggie’s narrative voice is raw, sarcastic, realistic and utterly unforgettable and promises to appeal to those who enjoy protagonists who pull no punches.
Read on to find out a little bit more about this exciting debut novel from Disney-Hyperion and enter a giveaway for a chance to win a pair of custom The One Thing-themed earrings, courtesy of Marci Curtis herself!
About Marci Lyn Curtis
Marci Curtis grew up in Northern California, where she went to college and met an amazing guy in a military uniform. Two college-aged kids and one dachshund later, she lives in Maryland, where she laughs too loudly and eats peanut butter off spoons. Her YA contemporary debut, The One Thing, comes out September 8th, 2015 via Disney-Hyperion. Learn more about her at MarcilynCurtis.com.
Title The One Thing
Author Marci Lyn Curtis
Genre Young Adult, Contemporary
To Be Published September 8th, 2015
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A soaring tale of life and love, of sacrifice and renewal, and learning to see people as they really are.
Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won’t invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.
Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn’t interested in rehabilitation, not when she’s still mourning the loss of her professional soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.
When Maggie first meets Ben, she thinks she can add crazy to her list of problems. But the precocious ten-year-old isn’t a hallucination. Maggie can actually see him. She immediately befriends the kid, desperate for any chance to see again.
It turns out Ben’s older brother is Mason Milton, the ridiculously hot lead singer of Maggie’s new favorite band. Music is the first thing that has made Maggie feel alive since losing her sight. But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future…before she loses everything she has grown to love.
As an additional bonus to celebrate this very exciting cover reveal, one lucky winner will be the recipient of a pair of The One Thing custom-made earrings! To learn a little more about this giveaway, click Here!