Nov 24, 2014

Blog Tour: I Wish by Elizabeth Langston

Hello, magical beings! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Elizabeth Langston's genie-filled I Wish! I've got a super fun guest post for you, plus all the info on the book and author. And a giveaway! Now, let me just wiggle my nose and we'll get started...

Guest Post
Here's Elizabeth Langston talking about The School of Now!

Lacey, the heroine of I Wish, has a lot of goals: pay the bills, handle her mother, and take care of her brother Henry. But she has another goal, less often mentioned but still huge. Lacey wants to graduate early.

I spent 19 years in public schools. Once my girls were born, I would’ve expected them to do the same. But it hasn’t worked out that way. My older daughter has health problems. When she became too ill to complete high school, we pulled her out after her sophomore year and found an online high school. She loved it, and we loved it. When her younger sister was a freshman, she went to the online high school too. They’re both having a great time in college now.

We discovered that there are a lot of options for an education. A 21st century student can choose schools that are public, private, home, online, charter, science&math, performing arts, or vocational. It’s all about finding what’s right for each person.

That’s why I love to write about different types of schools in my books. In the Whisper Falls series, the heroine Susanna (who dropped out of school at the age of ten) must use independent study and then pursue a GED program. With I Wish, Lacey’s friend Kimberley has tried public, private, and homebound education. I have a homeschooled student in a manuscript I’m writing now.

With all the paths to an education, I hope that every student can find the type of school that’s right for them. (And here’s a tiny bit of a spoiler: at the end of her fall semester, Lacey does earn her diploma.)

Title: I Wish
Author: Elizabeth Langston
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publishing Date: November 18, 2014
Pages: 312

What Lacey needs is a miracle. What she gets is a genie with rules.

Lacey Linden is hiding the truth of her life—a depressed mom, a crumbling house, and bills too big to pay. While her high school classmates see a girl with a ready smile and good grades, Lacey spends her evenings seeking ways to save her family. On a get-cash-quick trip to the flea market, Lacey stumbles over a music box that seemingly begs her to take it home. She does, only to find it is inhabited by a gorgeous "genie." He offers her a month of wishes, one per day, but there's a catch. Each wish must be humanly possible.

Grant belongs to a league of supernatural beings, dedicated to serving humans in need. After two years of fulfilling the boring wishes of conventional teens, he is one assignment away from promotion to a challenging new role with more daring cases. Yet his month with Lacey is everything that he expects and nothing like he imagines. Lacey and Grant soon discover that the most difficult task of all might be saying goodbye.

Elizabeth Langston lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She has two teen-ish daughters and one husband (a geek like her). When she’s not writing software or stories, Elizabeth loves to travel with her family, watch dance reality TV shows, and dream about which restaurant ought to get their business that night.

Elizabeth’s debut novel Whisper Falls released in November 2013. Its sequels, A Whisper in Time released in April 2014 and Whispers from the Past released in October 2014.  Her new series begins with I Wish in November 2014. 

There are a TON of prizes up for grabs; just enter the Rafflecopter HERE!


  1. This isn't my normal kind of read, but it sounds interesting! I am going to seek out reviews, I think. Thanks!

  2. This sounds brilliant!! If I could read one person's mind, it would definitely be my pet because I honestly am quite curious about what they could be thinking. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!


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