The Lucky's Adventures Series was inspired after the author's furbaby was lost while she was out of town during Thanksgiving 2016.
Once hearing that Lucky was lost, Elizabeth took the next flight home to search for her dog, while friends, neighbors and even strangers had already started searching for Lucky. Thanks to the kindness of their community, Lucky was safely found after a four-day search. Elizabeth was inspired to share Lucky's magical story of hope, perseverance, love, friendship and kindness.
The full story of how Lucky was lost and found is in the back of Lucky's 1st book, Lucky's Adventure in Saratoga.
The Lucky's Adventures Series is a proud gold medal winner of the Mom's Choice Awards, Story Monsters Approved, and Readers Favorite 5 Star Reviews.
- Elizabeth Macy, Author -
Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and entrepreneur who lives in her hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY. She is known for capturing the excitement of the Saratoga Race Course through her photography. When her dog, Lucky, was lost and found safely after a four-day search she decided to embark upon her own adventure with the writing of her first children’s book, Lucky’s Adventure in Saratoga. Her second and third books, Lucky’s Adventure in Winter Wonderland and Lucky’s Adventure in the Great Outdoors continue to capture her passion for her fur baby and rescue pets. Elizabeth enjoys creating heartwarming adventures for children to experience and treasure.
- Jenn Kocsmiersky, Illustrator -
Jenn loves making picture books. She's a skilled and scrappy watercolorist and uses traditional and digital media to create her illustrations. Jenn lives with her two children in upstate New York. She is a recipient of the 2018 Mentorship for Illustration and the 2016-17 Walter Dean Meyers Grant from We Need Diverse Books. As an enthusiastic member of SCBWI for five years, her art's been featured in the Bulletin's Art Spot and the SCBWI website. Jenn illustrated Paul and His Ukulele, written by Robert Broder and published by Ripple Grove Press. JennKocsmiersky.com
- Arien Smith, Illustrator -
Arien is an entrepreneur and illustrator from Upstate NY, who absolutely loves painting dogs in watercolor. He studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed his first children’s book at the age of 17. He also interned under the award-winning children’s book illustrator, Sally Comport. Since starting the journey to train his own service dog, he’s painted dogs almost every week. You can contact Arien at for illustration inquiries
- Lucky Charms, Star of books-
Lucky is a rescue dog who was adopted into her forever home in April of 2016, at the age of one. Her birthday is April 9, 2015.
Lucky is a yorkie-affenpinscher mix, weighing in at eleven pounds. She has long legs and is a very fast runner.
Lucky is a sweetheart, but she is shy with new people and sometimes likes to bark to say hello. She will never miss a playdate with her friends. Lucky loves going for rides and enjoys outdoor activities. She also loves kisses, belly rubs and cuddles.
Fun Fact: Lucky is not a morning doggie. If you wake her up before 9am she may be a little cranky.
Lucky went on her real adventure through Saratoga during Thanksgiving week of 2016.
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