This is a plain and simple little post that explains the Virtual Book Signing, and explains how (and also why) you should participate in it. (Under why? see: Diabetic kibble. See also: Supporting my work, because you want to allow me the privilege of continuing to write novels because you are a glorious human being of taste and substance.)
On the tour, I will visit Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, N and S Carolina, Louisiana and Virginia. If you live in one of those states, check the locs on The Actual Tour, and come see me! We will have fun. Pinky Swear. If not, you can be a part of The Virtual Tour—you can order a signed, first edition, first printing copy of A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY from The Alabama Booksmith. On February 9th, the day of my Booksmith tour stop, I will sign and personalize all the ordered copies, and the fine folks there will get them out to you.
You will be supporting ME, literally, which means you get to help keep Schubert the one-eyed pirate cat stocked with his UNIMAGINABLY EXPENSIVE diabetic cat food, and also supporting independent bookstores, and ALSO…
Beloveds, I am proud of this book—I think you will LIKE IT, and everyone from Publisher’s Weekly to Library Journal to Kirkus to Family Circle to The Atlantic thinks you will like it. Heck, Book List gave it a you-will-like-this-book STAR and they all called it nice things, like “mesmerizing” and “best yet” and “compelling.” These are very good words that I like to whisper to encouragingly to the cat as he snarfs up his diabetic kibble.
Even if you are secretly illiterate like every teenage guest star on 80’s sit coms turned out to be, a Cig Harvey photograph graces the cover; you need a spare copy just to GAZE at.
There will also be PRIZE DRAWINGS at the event. If you win the grand prize, you will have to wait, but it will be worth it. I am going to give away a copy of Cig Harvey’s YOU LOOK AT ME LIKE AN EMERGENCY. She is the amazing art photographer whose work has been used on my last two covers. Go browse her website and LOOK at the pictures— they set my brain on fire. In the good way. There will also be runner-up prize packets that will include back list signed paperback and a small but probably delightful surprise that may or may not be shaped like a monkey. Also maybe chocolate. I will add a runner up prize for every 25 participants, so the odds never go down. And yes, you get one entry per book, not per order.
You can learn more about the book HERE.
You can download and read the first chapter HERE.
You can skip all the flirting, get riiiight to it and full on Participate HERE.