Title: The Resistance: Leprechaun
Author: Kristyn Stone
Genre: Young Adult
Garritt wakes on his sixteenth birthday to find himself as a leprechaun. Garritt must go live with family in Ireland to learn what it means to be a leprechaun. While in Ireland, he makes new friends but an evil plot against the leprechauns is revealed, sadly only Garritt and his friends can stop it.
Being a teenager is hard but being a teenage leprechaun is even harder.
It figures that on my sixteenth birthday, that some retarded family trait would stop me from having a normal life; I’m already a dork at school now I’m a freak too.
As I woke up, my family was around my bed. Mom and dad were on either side of me sitting on my bed, while my grandparents were at the edge by my feet. They were all smiling at me, well everyone but mom.
“What’s going on? Why is everyone in here? Am I dying? I cannot be dying or else you wouldn’t be smiling, would you?” I asked.
My dad held a mirror for me, I tried to reach for it but I couldn’t, my hands and arms were too small! As I looked into the mirror, I started screaming… I thought I was looking at me. It looked like me, but I was tiny, very tiny.
“You have become the next generation leprechaun of the Burkes clan.” Granda beamed.
Okay that explained it I am a leprechaun. Wait I am a what? No way no way no way…
“Are you out of your freaking minds? Leprechauns don’t exist, so how can I be a leprechaun?” I demanded.
“Garritt, every mythical story comes from some truth,” Dad claimed.
The word leprechaun was running through my mind; me a leprechaun; a small person with a pot of gold and a rainbow. Holy crap. How could I be a leprechaun, I do not even like green, and I do not like money, let alone gold. Okay so I am a leprechaun, how can I hide this? How did my family hide this? There had to be a way to hide it or a way to get rid of it. I never knew my families were leprechauns so that has to be a good sign so I can hide this too, right? I have to clear my head, think straight.
About the Author
Now at the age of twenty-six she has self published two books in The Resistance series, she came up with the story while she was pregnant with her oldest son when she kept having strange dreams of him being a leprechaun.
Interview with the Author - How Did You Get Started Writing?
My family heritage is Irish, I have never seen them celebrate any traditional Irish except for Saint Patrick's Day :) I have always been curious about my heritage and I adore fairies, so I began to learn about them and in the fairy family is leprechauns. I began to learn as much as I could about them.
While in high school I was lucky enough to have a special teacher who was not only my English teacher but also my journalism teacher, Mr. Cherner (or dude as I called him most of the time). He pushed me to write even if it was nonsense, he pushed me to keep writing, editing and make the work better. Ever since I have been writing but my inspiration actually came years later while I was pregnant with my oldest son Garritt, (which is why the main character's name is the same). I kept having dreams of my little baby being a leprechaun. It drove me nuts! The dreams wouldn't stop, so I decided I needed to write them down as soon as I woke up. Once I wrote them it took me a week to figure out that they were a continuing story. What can I say I'm a blonde, I'm just glad it only took me a week and not a month.
I had gotten a few friends and family to read, some even offered to edit for me if I decided to 'go public' as they called it. I love writing, being about to write about my 'magical' heritage and my little man just made me enjoy it even more!