26 August 2017

HOW TO DISAPPEAR is... appearing now in a bookstore near you!

Four thumbs up from booksellers
at Hockessin Book Shelf!
HOW TO DISAPPEAR is officially out in the world, and I couldn't be happier with how it's been received so far! 

First, the book launch party was a success, despite the weather trying to ruin everything. We had planned to have the event at a mostly-outdoor location, and those plans were dashed at the very last minute when rain decided to stick around longer than expected. So, we scrambled to send out change of location notice, put up signs, and headed back back to the fabulous Hockessin Book Shelf. Thankfully, people still came! Here are some photos to prove it!

Here I am with Maggie Thrash, author of HONOR GIRL and the
STRANGE TRUTH series. Maggie hosted my Instagram story
for the evening, and did her "being generally awesome" thing.

My son, Sebastian (left), performed some sweet tunes with his friend Max.

People! Waiting for me to sign their books! AHHHH!

I signed for two hours straight! I forgot the names of people I've known for years! 
Love these people. Launch party photos by Nico Carver.

Then it was off to Bethany Beach Books the following evening, where I was a roadside attraction. Hahahaha. Thankfully I had company of the lovely Amanda, aka "Bookish Hollow," a YA book blogger. It was fun to chat with people strolling the main drag, a block from the boardwalk. I signed lots of books that night, to people who bought them on the spot and as well as some additional stock for the store... so if you're in the area and want a signed copy, they've got 'em!

I met some lovely teens. And many other... interesting people.

With my sidekick for the evening, the lovely Amanda Warren.

With my beautiful, 13-year-old daughter Anna (center) and her friend Annie.

And readers posted some lovely reviews. Here are a couple of excerpts, with links to the full posts:

"One of my top 5 YA books of 2017 and a mandatory read for parents, teachers and administrators, this story of social anxiety, depression and the lure of social media to replace real life is frighteningly real." – Kate Olson, The Loud Librarian Lady

"I laughed, I cried, I swooned, but I also found myself relating to so many of the things Vicky did and felt... I only have praise for this lovely story of a girl, who while trying to escape herself, she finds herself." – Kiersten Kozbial, We Live and Breathe Books

I also stopped by the Barnes & Noble store on Concord Pike in Wilmington, and they asked me to sign their stock. So of course, I took photos:

More news to come soon! Please check my events page to see where I'll be next. I just added an event for San Francisco in September! 

08 August 2017

Two Giveaways to Celebrate HOW TO DISAPPEAR... featuring OwlCrate, plus six of my favorite authors!

How to Disappear comes out on Tuesday, August 15th! To celebrate, I'm hosting not one, but TWO giveaways. 
(The Pre-Order Giveaway)

If you pre-order How to Disappear by August 14th, send your proof of purchase to HowToDisappearPreorders@gmail.com, and you'll be entered for a chance to win an OwlCrate box, a $100 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice, plus swag. (And EVERYBODY wins the swag... a set of bookmarks and a signed bookplate.) See details here. Open internationally!

(The Gratitude Giveaway)

On the back cover of How to Disappear, you will find blurbs by six of my favorite authors. They are talented writers and some of the loveliest people  I have ever met. I just adore them all. 

I'm so grateful for their kind words, and I can't begin to thank them except to tell everyone I know how much I love THEIR books. So, to celebrate my own book's launch, I'm going to celebrate their books as well with a BONUS GIVEAWAY! 

Enter the Rafflecopter below to win YOUR CHOICE of their books. (And if you want a different one of their titles than the one featured here, I'm cool with that. I will order and mail ANY book by any of these authors to the winner of this giveaway.)


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