First: congratulations to Sarah from Escaping Through Books, who won a signed copy of CATCHING JORDAN!
Guess what? Two months from today, BORN WICKED will be on shelves! I’m so excited!
I’m even more excited because I found out yesterday in a marketing conference call that it will be for sale at independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger’s, and airports! I love browsing at local indies and Barnes & Noble. I’m grateful to live in a place that gives me lots of bookstore options! But I grew up in a tiny town where the nearest bookstore was 45 minutes away, so to have my book stocked at Wal-Mart — where my mom can see it while taking my grandfather to run errands on a Sunday afternoon — means something to me. I love that my book will be more accessible for people who live in little middle-of-nowhere towns like I did.
I also got to hear fantastic plans for my trailer (which I cannot wait to see! I hear it is gorgeous!) and the Cahill Witch Chronicles Facebook page (which you may want to “like” because soon there will be exciting things happening there!) and my pre-pub tea tour (when I’ll be meeting with booksellers in five cities to have tea and talk about BORN WICKED at the end of January) and my big exciting group tour (which I cannot tell you the details of yet, but I am so excited and honored to be part of). Seriously, Penguin is planning so much CRAMAZING stuff for me and BW. I’m thrilled!
To celebrate the two-month mark (EEP), I’d like to give away of some of my favorite books! They are all about fabulously independent girls and sisters and magic (and some of them also feature kissing)!
One person will win a signed ARC of BORN WICKED, CHIME by Franny Billingsley, THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab, and KAT INCORRIGIBLE and an ARC of its upcoming sequel RENEGADE MAGIC by Stephanie Burgis.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. The contest will be open internationally until next Wednesday, December 14 at noon. And I promise I’ll ship them out by the end of next week, in case the winner wants to give any of the books away as Christmas presents. (I would not judge if you keep them all for yourself, though.)
If you want to help spread the word about the contest on Twitter or Facebook, that would be lovely and much-appreciated.
2 months til BORN WICKED! Enter to win a Witchy Sisters Prize Pack: http://bit.ly/vyvDiK /via @jessica_shea