Preorder Campaign

Friends, preordering a book is an AWESOME thing to do.

Preordering almost always ensures that you’ll pay the lowest price; many online retailers have a preorder price guarantee, meaning even if you order the book now at its full price, you’ll end up paying the lowest price that book might fall to. Win!

Preordering promises that you’ll have a brand new book delivered to your doorstep, very often on its release day. That means you don’t have to get dressed, or forgo your hot cup of coffee, or battle traffic to get that new book you’ve had your eye on. Again, win!

Preordering helps authors. When booksellers see preorder interest in forthcoming releases, they often shelve more copies of those releases, giving the book more exposure and, hopefully, stronger sales numbers. Publishers like strong sales numbers; they give authors a better shot at selling additional manuscripts to their publishers, giving you more books from the authors you love.  And again, WIN!

Fourth, sometimes (THIS TIME!) there are incentives associated with preordering…

Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become. When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine. But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?


If you preorder How the Light Gets In, or request How the Light Gets In at your local library, you’re eligible for my preorder giveaway! 

A Gift of Gratitude For All
For everyone who preorders and enters according to the rules below, while supplies last. Includes one signed How the Light Gets In bookmark, one vinyl watercolor poppy sticker, and one exclusive bookplate, personalized and signed, just for you! Open in the U.S. and internationally.

Grand Prize
One entrant will be chosen at random to receive the bookmark, sticker, and bookplate described above, as well as a Tervis Water Color Poppy 24 oz. Water Bottle, a Seaside + Storm 7.2 oz Soy Candle from Bare Candle Co., Rifle Paper Co.’s Botanical Notebook Collection, a “Shimmering Seas” Glitter Nail Polish, an Addison & Gates “Ocean Breeze” Hand Cream, and Jelly BelliesU.S only.

Here’s How To Enter

  1. Preorder a hardcover or eBook of How the Light Gets In from your favorite bookseller. For convenience, here are some quick links: Amazon * One More Page Books * IndieBound * Books-A-MillionBarnes & Noble * Powell’s * The Ripped Bodice.
    ~OR!~ Request a copy of How the Light Gets In at your local library.

  2. Photograph or screenshot your proof of purchase or proof of library request.
  3. Email your proof of purchase or proof of library request to PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE: your first and last name, your COMPLETE mailing address, and your preferred bookplate personalization. (If you are an international reader, please type your mailing address exactly as I should print in on your envelope — I don’t want your gift to end up lost in the mail!)

Fine Print

Entries must be emailed to by August 5th, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Proof of purchase or proof of  library request must be submitted for eligibility. Preorder incentive is open as long as supplies last. Gifts will be mailed on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning mid-August. One grand prize winner will be chosen at-random from the entrants with U.S. mailing addresses and notified via email.

Questions? Please email them to

As always, thanks so much for your support!