By Kate Tobiasson, Contributing Writer
Westborough – Author Susan Lubner celebrated the release of her new book, “Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl,” a novel for middle grade readers of young adult fiction, at an event held at Tatnuck Bookseller Nov. 11.
“On the flight back home I realized that after years of writing this book, that this was about my own loss when I was Lizzy’s age, and my own need to be hopeful. When I said the word ‘hopeful’ I realized that was what the heart of this book is,” Lubner smiled, emotion overcoming her while she stood at the podium discussing the book.
A resident of Southborough, Lubner read a chapter of the book and then answered questions from the audience before completing a book signing. At once humble and thrilled, Lubner’s pride in her latest novel could be felt in every corner of the room.
Anna Staniszewski, author and critic, wrote that “Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl is a lively tale of compassion and self-discovery, with a perfect blend of humor, heart, and hope. Lizzy’s optimism, drive, and quirky belief in signs from the universe make her a character worth rooting for.”
The same could be said for Lubner, who admitted to wearing her grandmother’s bracelets as a good luck charm. She also donated $5 from each book sold during the event to the nonprofit animal shelter, Bay Path Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc.
The pay it forward attitude resonated throughout the event.
“The local community has been wonderful. Tatnuck has gone out of their way to help support me, as has the local media,” Lubner added. “I’m so grateful for all of the support from the community, my friends and the local media who have helped to support me.”
This novel speaks about the hope that people can help make the world a better place. Lubner, thanks to the generosity of Tatnuck Bookseller, was able to help share a little more hope in the world through both the event and in sharing her story.
For more information visit www.susanlubner.com.