My Second Impression of You Preorder Campaign!

I am so excited to announce the My Second Impression of You preorder campaign! With Your Life Has Been Delayed, I was so overwhelmed with the whole experience I did a very minimal preorder campaign, but from the moment I announced MSIOY, readers started asking if my future preorder campaign would be bigger this time, so I decided to have fun with it!

Everyone who preorders the book will receive a bookmark and three character stickers, all designed by Jacqueline Li, the cover artist for My Second Impression of You. The stickers feature Theo holding the unicorn he wins for Maggie on the day they meet, Maggie about to click on the Best Day App, and Carson holding the balloons he sends to Maggie after her foot surgery.

If you preorder from The Novel Neighbor, Main Street Books, or Left Bank Books, your book will also be signed and you can request personalization. I’m doing events at all three of these stores and would love for you to support them!

Now on to the extra-fun part! In addition to the bookmark and character stickers, I’ve been collecting items for a special grand prize package for one lucky winner. It started with a stuffed unicorn I won at a county fair last year and have been saving for just this occasion. Then, I consulted my marketing assistant (my daughter) on what the other items should be, and she recommended they match the other two characters. So, we have Maggie’s theater mask necklace and a Best Day Ever hat in honor of Carson, who only takes his hat off when required.

Fill out the form at to receive your bookmark and stickers and to be entered for the grand prize. All details about eligibility, etc., are here too. Thank you so much to my publisher, Bloomsbury, for coordinating!

I hope tons of you enter, because if not, I already have one person in my house who’d like to keep all the grand prize items 😊. Preordering books is a great way to support authors, as it helps build early buzz and tells booksellers and libraries (and my publisher!) that readers are excited about the book. So if you’re thinking about buying My Second Impression of You, I’d appreciate your support through a preorder.

If you’d like to come pick up a book in person, here’s where you can find me in September!

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Central
Launch Event at The Novel Neighbor (with cake!)
7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119
Registration is recommended but not required here

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. Central
In Conversation with Jennifer Lynn Alvarez at Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14, Nashville, TN 37215
Registration is required here

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m. Central
Signing at Main Street Books
307 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
No registration required

Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Central
Event at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
Additional details to come

Any questions? Feel free to drop them below!

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