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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do i submit my preorder receipt? Is the giveaway open internationally? When will the winner be chosen?

Please submit preorder receipts to preorderbloodandhoney@gmail.com. Yes, the giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be chosen on September 8th at 11:59 pm est. Digital goodies will be sent out sometime in September.

Can I order a signed and personalized copy of Blood & Honey?

You can! To order, visit my local independent bookstore, Wild Geese Bookshop, at this link.

How can I purchase a signed copy of Blood & Honey?

The following independent bookstores will have limited quantities of signed stock. It’s first come, first served, so please call before visiting/ordering your copy!

Lark and Owl Booksellers in Georgetown, TX

Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA

Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA

Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH

RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT

Classic Bookshop in Palm Beach, FL

Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC

Schuler Books Inc in Okemos, MI and Grand Rapids, MI

Anderson Bookshops in Naperville, IL

Books of Wonder in New York, NY

Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY and Cincinatti, OH

Nowhere Bookshop in San Antonio, TX

Novel in Memphis, TN

How many books are in the Serpent & Dove series?

Three! The third and final book in the trilogy will publish in 2021.

What inspired Serpent & Dove?

The first spark of inspiration came after watching Outlander Season 2, Episode 4, “La Dame Blanche.” Jamie refers to Claire as le dame blanche in passing, implying she’s some sort of white witch, but little else comes from the mythical title. After a bit of research, I realized that 1) I was obsessed with them, and 2) no one had yet written about them in YA. The rest is history.

What age readers do you recommend for Serpent & Dove?

15+

How old are Lou and Reid?

At the start of Serpent & Dove, Lou is eighteen years old, and Reid is twenty years old.

How did you find your agent?

Please see this blog post.

I didn’t know you started on Wattpad!

Yes! I posted each chapter to Wattpad as I drafted them. The story was very different then (and not titled Serpent & Dove), but the bones are still there.

Any tips for entering Pitch Wars?

I ramble about my Pitch Wars experience in this blog post.

What advice can you give writers?

The most helpful advice I’ve ever received is that old and annoying adage: dress for the job you want. Other people might treat your writing as a hobby, but you know better. Prioritize it. You can’t publish a book unless you first write it.

My favorite online resources:

Emotional Thesaurus— onestopforwriters.com
Query Shark— queryshark.blogspot.com
Susan Dennard— susandennard.com/for-writers

Can you read my book/query/synopsis?

Alas, I cannot. I wish I could, but I simply have too much to do and too little time. Unless you know where I can buy more time—maybe in some sort of underground magical market—in which case, I’ll meet you there. Surely my eternal gratitude will buy me something.

How do you edit your Instagram feed?

I tweak VSCO filters A4, AGA3, and G7 to use on most of my iPhone photos, and I edit all of my Canon photos in Adobe Camera Raw.

What lipstick is that?

My favorite lipsticks are Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored (bright red), Unveil (medium brown), and Undefeated (purple); Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Rave (greige); and MAC Matte Lipstick in Antique Velvet (dark brown).