I’ve been sending cards and notes like crazy during the pandemic. Why? Because I read a study that when we receive a note in the mail, our body releases oxytocin, the same hormone that we feel when we get a hug from a friend. And since we aren’t getting a lot of hugs right now, I think opening a note from a friend is the next best thing. And I want to send you a note, too. So here’s how we’re going to do it:
When you pre-order NAME TAGS & OTHER SIXTH GRADE DISASTERS, send me an email with your snail mail address. I’ll pop one of these lovely bookplate stickers in the mail to you. When the book arrives, you just peel and stick to the inside cover. (I can even personalize the bookplate if you’d like.) And you while you can pre-order the novel anywhere, if you order from a local indie bookstore, you will be encouraging a local business owner. And that’s more important than ever right now.
And who is this book perfect for? Any kid who has ever had to sit alone at lunch. Any kid who has been unfairly labeled. Any kid struggling to make peace with an unwanted divorce. Any kid who yearns to know how to make a friend for life.
I’ll be posting reviews and blurbs as they come in. Stay well, encourage each other, and keep doing your best work.