Join Third Place Books in welcoming Nic Stone, author of the New York Times bestselling Dear Martin and Odd One Out, with her new book, JACKPOT. Nic will be joined in conversation with Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death and Unpresidented.
Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?
Nic Stone creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.
NIC STONE is the author of the New York Times bestselling Dear Martin and Odd One Out, which Booklist called "essential reading" in a starred review. Jackpot, her third novel, is a life-affirming story about the humanity in people, no matter how little or how much is in their bank account. Nic lives in Atlanta with her family. Visit her website at nicstonre.info and follow her in Twitter at @getnicced and Twitter at @nicstone.
MARTHA BROCKENBROUGH is the author of two books for adults and ten books for young readers (with several others on the way). She is the founder of National Grammar Day and The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). Martha lives in Seattle with her family.