Oh my goodness! Welcome Home is almost here!
It's been a really lovely ride so far, and a huge thank you goes out to the team at Flux and all the wonderful contributors who have been pushing this little book out there. The anthology was recently featured by Bustle and Barnes & Noble in some lovely lists, and the reviews coming in from places like Kirkus, School Library Journal, and VOYA have totally warmed my heart.
"Authors across a variety of genres share stories that range from the fantastical to gritty, but all will touch readers hearts (and cause a few to shed some tears)." - School Library Journal
"This volume earns a place in every YA library and it is up to YA librarians to put it into the hands of teens who need it most." - VOYA
To celebrate the upcoming release, I've put together a little pre-order campaign to get some swag, including some limited SIGNED swag, into your hands. And yes, it's all international, because mailing paper and postcards is something I can totally do. I learned my lesson (glares at the necklaces I made for Inked).
So! Here we go! Swag, all artfully photographed on pieces of my furniture.
THE FIRST ONE-HUNDRED
It's not too wild to hope for 100 pre-orders, is it? Cause that's what I'm shooting for here. A boy can dream, you guys.
The first 100 pre-order-ers will get a bundle of signed postcards, autographed by Young Adult rockstars Adi Alsaid, Courtney C. Stevens, Dave Connis, Kate Watson, and Shannon M. Parker. These beauties were designed by author and artist Ashley Poston.
They are currently on their way to the respective authors to be signed and mailed back. You'll also get a signed bookmark (seen below) from me!
I'll keep this option up as long as it's available, so if you see it here... guess what! I've still got signed sets to send.
If we miraculously break that one-hundred number, don't worry! I've still got prizes to send out.
After those one-hundred signed postcard bundles are gone, everyone after that will receive one unsigned card of their choosing as well as a signed bookmark, pictured below.
Look how FUNCTIONAL that bookmark is! My goodness. The ottoman that these bookmarks were photographed on will not be included, sorry.
Now! How do you dish that you pre-ordered?
LET ME KNOW
Let me know you pre-ordered by sending your proof right to me! I'm at ericsmithrocks at gmail dot com. Forwarding a receipt or a photo of your pre-order at a favorite local bookstore is just fine. You can order WELCOME HOME wherever books are sold, and here are a few links for you:
And that's it!