Celeste León’s award winning short stories, Sharing Luck and A Lucky Man, were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating People Who Make a difference, and www.beliefnet.com and for The Preservation Foundation . Both stories are adaptations that ultimately grew into her novel Luck is Just the Beginning.
Celeste is a 2013 alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She is the recipient of First Prize in the annual contest for the High Sierra Writersgroup in Reno, Nevada for her essay, Finding Home, about her travels to Puerto Rico in search of her family roots. When chief justice Sonia Sotomayor read the piece, she said, “If your work on your short story reflects your work on your book, it will be successful.” The piece was also a finalist in the 2014 annual contest for The Preservation Foundation.
Celeste is a physical therapist and lives in Truckee, CA with her family. To read more about the “story behind the story,” visit www.celestejleon.blogspot.com