Greetings you precious lil puffin!
I hope August is treating you well. I blinked and this month is more than halfway over, which means...
Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake Comes out NEXT MONTH 😩😮💨👌
Ooohhhh shit. Oh shit oh shit. I am nervous and pukey and anxious (and that's just my general baseline as a human). I'm also extremely excited for my unbelievably chaotic duo to hit shelves. This soft grump x pure sunshine pairing was such a joy to write, and the anticipation of release day has my heart going ✨KABOOM BITCH✨
Just a reminder from last newsletter-- signed and/or personalized copies can be ordered from Malaprop's Bookstore! I will also be doing an event at The Ripped Bodice in L.A. (more on that below) on September 24th, and they are also accepting orders for signed copies here!
Anyway, let's talk books!
A Brush with Love (ebook) is on sale right now across all retailers! It's $2.99 in the US and Canada, and for my UK besties, it's only 99p! This is a great chance to meet Lizzie (who's a wild side character) before her titular book releases on September 6. (also a great chance to meet Harper & Dan, my soft and earnest lil babies who I love so very much).
Lizzie Blake Pre-Order Swag 💅
I am SO excited to also share the Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake pre-order campaign! Anyone who submits a receipt of a Lizzie Blake pre-order—including paperback, e-book, and audio—will get an art print of Lizzie and Rake illustrated by the amazing Sharon Tanaya and three custom stickers from everyone's favorite, QueenBeeReads. Upload your receipt here to register!
In other swagtastic (no one hates me more than me) news, THERE'S ABWL UNIVERSE INSPIRED MERCH!!!! My lovely publicist, Jordan Brown, has set-up an online shop for plenty of book inspired gear. More merch will roll out soon but not sure it even matters because THERE'S A BIG BOOTY JUDY SWEATSHIRT ON THERE!!!!! iykyk
Book Tour/Events 🤭
I have a slew of book events coming up, the first of which is HAPPENING TOMORROW OMG. I am literally so hyped to be talking with so many wonderful people at awesome indie bookstores. See the links below for details/registration to the various events:
Saturday, August 20th—Celebrating
Bookstore Romance day at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC.
Monday, September 5th—IG live with Chloe Liese and Megan Stillwell 8pm EST.
Tuesday, September 6th—Books over Drinks at M. Judson Books in Greenville, SC. (we'll be having Lizzie inspired cocktails 😱)
Thursday, September 8th—Virtual discussion with Martha Waters hosted by Print: A Bookstore
Saturday, September 10th—In conversation with Libby Hubscher at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC.
Monday, September 12th—In conversation with my chaotic besties Saniya Walawalkar and Emily Minarik at Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, NC (hybrid event!)
I also have the honor of celebrating/screaming about some amazing September releases!
Saturday September 24th— Celebrating Susan Lee's debut Seoulmates in-person at the Ripped Bodice, Los Angeles, CA.
Monday September 26th—Virtual Discussion with LaQuette about her newest book Vanessa Jared's Got a Man hosted by East City Books.
The Cats 🐈⬛
Not much new to report about the cats besides they're perfect and lovely and Zadie is still eating so fast she pukes and Yaya is still spending most of her waking hours (all three of them) staring at the wall in exestential dread.
Not to brag, but the audiobook for Lizzie Blake is SO DAMN GOOD. I mean, the hero (Rake) has an Australian and growls a lot so I think that's pretty much all you need to know right there, but if you need further convincing, here's a delightful sample for you!
The [Horrifying] GIF
And here's this thing:
The End 🤡
All my love,