8/1/2022 UPDATE: This pre-order campaign’s been an incredible success (like, I’m going to be writing out hundreds of these, which is insane). I’m about to start signing bookplates and addressing envelopes. But for those of you who still haven’t pre-ordered (lazybones!), some last-minute good news:
The kind folks at Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA have agreed to ship signed copies of the book to anyone who pre-orders through their website. I’ll be stopping by the store on launch day (8/23) and signing/personalizing all the orders that’ve come in. I believe they only ship within the US and will begin shipping signed books the day after the event.
I realize that some of you who’ve already pre-ordered will be disappointed/dissatisfied that you could have had an actually signed copy instead of the bookplate, but I ask your patience and understanding here, as this is truly something that has come together last minute/not something I’d thought possible. I’d rather people not cancel their existing pre-orders to re-order with Children’s Book World, but if you *do* do that, please email me to let me know to remove your name from the bookplate list. Also, fyi, withdrawing from the original giveaway loses you the chance to win the mask.
Then all you have to do is pre-order (from any retailer) and follow these instructions here.
Yes, for nearly as long as I’ve been writing, I’ve had people messaging me to ask if they could buy signed books from me directly. Which, of course, is very flattering and I appreciate the support, but is also fairly impossible for me to do for various logistical reasons.
But I’m so amped to celebrate the release of Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives, and pre-orders are so important to a book’s success, I’ve figured out a workaround to all these logistics. Signed bookplates! Yes, you order a hardcover copy from wherever you want (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, your local indie) and follow these instructions and I will send a signed, personalized bookplate (a sticker) that you can place on the inside cover of your book.
If you’re a mailing list subscriber, you’ll know that I ran a promotion like this, to celebrate the release of the first book. That was such a success last time and everyone seemed so happy with the outcome that I’ve opened the giveaway up to *everyone* (yes, that includes overseas readers).
And that’s not all! One lucky winner is getting one of these custom Frendo the Clown masks, sculpted, cast, and painted by artist Robert Grove:
Just a little while left until August 23rd! I can’t wait to share this sequel with you all. It’s truly my favorite thing I’ve written, so if you still haven’t read the original Bram Stoker Award winning teen slasher, what are you waiting for?