by Lauren Telesz
Illustrations by Sharee Miller | Edited by Brad Meltzer #1 Bestselling author of thrillers like The President’s Shadow and kids’ books like I Am Amelia Earhart
Paperback | ISBN 978-1-938846-89-2 | 8×10 | 24 Pgs | Full color | Fiction/Children’s Picture Book
For us, this unique project began in late 2015, when Homebound Publications was asked by Connecticut’s chapter of Make-a-Wish®. That was when we first learned of Lauren, her book and her wish.
Hear Lauren’s Story
WISH [wish] (n.)
A desire or hope for something to happen that is not easily attainable.
When I was diagnosed with cancer many things changed. I had to shave my head, wear a wig, go to the hospital, and define lots of big words for my 3-year-old brother. My family’s vocabulary expanded to include unfamiliar, new words such as cancer and chemotherapy. My brother was confused. What did all these big words mean? As I explained them to him, he absorbed their meaning, learning their definitions with remarkable curiosity and ease.
As I spent more time at home, bedridden with my brother by my side, I taught him new vocabulary and watched him pick up and try out new words. It inspired me to write this book and it was all made possible by Make-A-Wish®!
Lauren Telesz lives in Fairfield, Connecticut. She is a senior at Greens Farms Academy. A voracious reader, Lauren has always been fascinated with the written word. When she is not devouring books, Lauren loves to write and create her own stories. She also loves spending time with her family. As the oldest of four there is never a dull moment at home, especially with a 5-year-old brother! Lauren also likes to golf and fence.
Lauren’s book, The Excursion, was a special project for Homebound Publications. For us, this unique project began in late 2015, when we were contacted by Connecticut’s chapter of Make-a-Wish®. That was when we first learned of Lauren, her book and her wish. (Listen to Lauren’s story on Youtube).