When nineteen-year-old Ramón León wins the Puerto Rican lottery in 1944, his believes his promise to establish the first dental and medical clinic in his village will be achievable. But a chain of catastrophic events intervenes. Inspired by a true story, Luck is Just the Beginning is not only an enchanting story of the joys and sorrows of family, but also the saga of one man’s determination to never give up on his dream. Luck is Just the Beginning was awarded A Mariposa Award for Best First Book in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards, Finalist in the category of Multicultural Fiction in the 2016 International Book Awards and was selected as Book of the Month for Las Comadres National Latino Book Club in August, 2016.
About the Author:
Celeste León is an award winning author. Her passion for the past ten years has been writing Luck is Just the Beginning, the novel inspired by her father’s life, released by Floricanto Press (www.floricantopress.com) on November 23, 2015. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Celebrating People Who Make a Difference and The Preservation Foundation (www.storyhouse.org). She is a 2013 Alumna of The Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her personal essay, Finding Home, about her travels to Puerto Rico, won first prize in the Annual Contest for High Sierra Writers of Reno, Nevada. She was named one of “Ten Latina Authors to Watch and Read” by the Latina Book Club of New York in honor of Women’s History Month in March, 2016. Ms. León is a physical therapist and lives in Truckee, CA with her family. Luck is Just the Beginning is her first novel and was selected as Book of the Month in August 2016 for Las Comadres National Latino Book Club. Visit her at www.celesteleon.com