MY SECOND IMPRESSION OF YOU Is Out Today!

Release day is finally here! I thought nothing could top sending my first book out into the world, but you know what? I really love this book. Every time I start reading it again, I don’t want to stop. My Second Impression of You was inspired by a stupid-awful thing that happened (I broke my foot…

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1 Month to MSIOY: Places in the Book

I know everyone else isn’t keeping track of dates the same way I am, but today is Aug. 20, which means My Second Impression of You releases in exactly one month! Every month leading up to publication, I’ve been giving a backstage pass into the book. So far I’ve covered: The inspiration for the story A playlist…

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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,…

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THE AGATHAS Plus a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

It’s review roundup time! Every summer I think, “Oh, now I’ll finally have more time to read!” And then, somehow, I have less time? I think it’s because I’m driving around to a different camp every week. Now I just joined TikTok and am trying to figure that out too (you can follow me @michelleimason…

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2 Months to MSIOY: Watch List

It’s July 20, which means My Second Impression of You releases 2 months from today! Every month leading up to publication, I’ve been giving a backstage pass into the book. So far I’ve covered: The inspiration for the story A playlist Broadway wisdom The cover story And now it’s time for a watch list! You should know…

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On Binge Watching and Character Development

Hello, my name is Michelle, and I’m a binge watcher. Wait. I’m not sure this is a new confession. I’ve had that line about watching too much TV in my bio for YEARS. Plus, check out this dictionary definition for binge watching: So, what this means is, when I bought those box sets of Buffy the…

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3 Months to MSIOY: Cover Story

Today marks 3 months until the release of My Second Impression of You. 3 months! Every month leading up to publication, I’ve been giving a backstage pass into the book. So far I’ve covered the inspiration for the story, a playlist, and Broadway wisdom. Last week I shared an interview with Jacqueline Li, the cover artist for My Second…

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Publishing Behind the Scenes: Interview with Cover Artist Jacqueline Li

A few months ago, I did a series of posts on what it’s like to work through the editing process with a traditional publisher. As I’ve been proceeding through some of the other steps, I realized there’s another piece of the process that readers are very curious about: covers! So today I’ve invited the cover…

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ONLY A MONSTER Plus a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Happy June! School is out, and it’s the time of year my schedule is different every week, but I’m also hoping to read a lot more this summer, so hopefully I’ll have reading roundups more frequently. Today I have an interesting variety for you–time traveling monsters, a Jane Austen murder mystery, contemporary YA, and fantasy….

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