It's just a little over a month until my new YA novel is released!
What's it about? It's about small town life, about family and friendship, about dreams, about a boy named Colby who is burdened by his future and a girl named Lauren who is burdened by her past. It's gotten some good reviews already from Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal, and Kirkus! This book is appropriate for people ages 12-92. Okay, maybe even 93.
What I most want to tell you today is that one of my favorite blogs, Novel Novice, is doing a pre-order contest. I've signed 25 super cute bookplates with some artwork that totally goes with the book (you'll see when you read it), so the first 25 people to submit your receipt to Novel Novice will get a bookplate along with a bookmark.
But that's not all! You'll also be entered into a drawing to win some amazing books Novel Novice is giving away.
The post with ALL THE DETAILS is here: Pre-order Contest
Many, many independent bookstores take pre-orders on-line. I've listed some of them below with DIRECT links to my book to make it really easy for you. Once you get an e-mail receipt for your order, you can forward that to the e-mail address given for the contest details - please CLINK ON THE LINK ABOVE to read how to officially enter the contest! If you don't see your favorite bookstore here, just look them up and I'm sure they'll be happy to take your pre-order. The Novel Novice page has links to other on-line retailers, too. I'm just trying to make sure you have lots of options.
Please note if you are in the Portland-Metro area, I will be signing books at Powell's Cedar Hills Crossing on August 14th, and I would love to see you there!
Books Inc., San Francisco, CA
A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA
Pages A Bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA
Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT
Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
Lake Forest Bookstore, Lake Forest, IL
Eight Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth, MA
Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN
Water Street Bookstore, Inc., Exeter NH
Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga, NY
Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
Powell's Books, Portland, OR
Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA
Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
BookPeople, Austin, TX
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI