Hello sweet angel!
It's been awhile *hangs head in author self-promo shame* and I've had many life changes since I last sent out a newsletter!
Perhaps the biggest change is *drum rolllllllllllllllllllllllll*
I. GOT. AN. AIR. FRYER. 😩😮💨👌
That's right, I am air flying high as I air fry every morsel of food that passes through my kitchen. It's as world rocking as everyone says. (this isn't a sponsored email, but I'd sure like it to be @airfryer).
I also graduated dental school (pleased to announce I wore the platform purple crocs 🤭), got my license to practice, moved to Western North Carolina, started a real-life adult job, and now spend my days and sleepless nights ruminating on how to pay off $350k in student loan debt!
But that air fryer....
Anyway, let's talk books!
RELEASE DAY IS QUICKLY APPROACHING AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COPE 📚
Lizzie Blake, my ray of sunshine. My chaotic animal. My ADHD queen. She hits stores in only 48 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes, and 17 seconds and I am totally and completely calm and not stress spiraling AT ALL.
Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake is available for pre-order, and I'm so happy to say that I'm partnering with Malaprop's Bookstore to offer signed and/or personalized copies! This is extra special to me because, during college, I would constantly walk downtown to wander the shelves of Malaprop's or see author events. If you'd have told me 8 years ago I'd be signing books for them, I'd have laughed in your face.
If you're so inclined, you can also order signed copies of A Brush with Love through Malaprop's, just comment that you'd like it signed in the comments section at check-out. You wouldn't want Lizzie to sit on your shelf without her besties Harper and Dan would you??? Speaking of those two keen lil love birds, if you've read ABWL and have a spare moment, I would so greatly appreciate a review on retail sites like Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and/or BookBub. I pinky-swear not to read them, but reviews tremendously help with things like algorithms and having the book show up as a recommendation to others who may enjoy it, all of which are important to publishers and therefore vitally important to authors.
I have a lot of fun stuff planned in the coming weeks as we get closer and closer to the LIZZIE BLAKE release (apologies in advance as these emails become more frantic, frequent, and far less articulate), and I just want to add that if you pre-order, make sure to hang onto that receipt for an announcement coming very soon. I should also be able to spill the beans on some events I'm very excited about! (and maybe a little giveaway 👀)
The Cats 🐈⬛
My sweet Philadelphia daughters are slowly entering their role as southern belles. We have so much more space in our new apartment and Zadie and Yaya are showing their appreciation by getting the zoomies at least twice every hour and finding new places to knock shit off of shelves! In fact, Zadie broke my teapot from London approximately 17 minutes into us living here. Love that! So glad she is thriving in curiosity at the expense of my cherished objects!
Earnest Moment/Emo on Main
I've been extremely emotional lately (change will do that to the best of us, but it's hitting my ND ass extra hard lol help), but I want to thank you all and this fabulous community for being so supportive. It hasn't been an easy journey balancing school and writing and now working full-time, but it's incredibly worth it, and I'm so grateful for everyone that has encouraged me along the way. Writing is a scary and tumultuous journey, but I'm so thankful for the kindness you all have shown me along the way.
The [Horrifying] GIF
And here's this thing:
The End 🤡
All my love,