Below is a blog post I’d written last August while working on edits on Send Me A Sign and dreaming of a time fourteen months from then when my book would be in bookstores.
It’s something I believed in strongly then—and that was before cancer went and made it personal, stealing someone very special from me this year. One of my former students, Morgan, passed away from cancer in January.
Morgan was a fighter. I’d like to follow her example and fight back too—and you can help. Read the details below or by clicking HERE.
As many of you know, my debut novel, SEND ME A SIGN, comes out in a month.
I’d like to make it obsolete – and you can help.
Now, before the publicity and sales departments at Walker-Bloomsbury have a collective heart attack, let me explain: Send Me A Sign is about a teenager with leukemia. It’s about a lot of other things, too: love, luck, music, friends, alliteration… but leukemia plays a large role. And did you know that leukemia is the most common form of cancer for young people?
If this were to change, if we could find a cure to this awful disease, then my this part of my book would be… obsolete.
Imagine if in five, ten, fifteen years, everyone who picks up the novel could say, “Wow, cancer. Remember that? I’m so glad we cured it.”
You were planning on buying my book anyway, right? Well, for every person who pre-orders my book between now and its release date, October 2nd, I will donate two dollars in Morgan’s memory to be split between two cancer charities: The Dear Jack Foundation and Sunshine Kids.
Here’s what you need to do:
1) Pre-order my book (links below)
2) Send me proof (photo of receipt, forward email confirmation of order, etc) to SendMeASignBook@gmail.com
3) Pat yourself on the back
Thank you for helping make my book obsolete. Thank you for helping me honor Morgan’s memory.
And thanks for reading it, too!
Handy-dandy pre-order links:
IndieBound * Doylestown Bookshop * Amazon * Barnes & Noble
Pre-orders through Doylestown Bookshop will be signed and include bookmarks/surprise swag.
If pre-ordering through Doylestown Bookshop, please indicate whether you would like your book shipped or will be attending the release party on October 5th .
If you have any questions, please email me at SendMeASignBook@gmail.com