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Monstrous Pre-Order Party!

In case you are not aware, pre-ordering is one of the nicest things you can do for an author, especially a debut.  Early sales are SO important to show a publisher that there is demand for a book and this in turn can help increase support for the book both in bookstores (where those lovely pre-orders are taking place) and on the marketing side. It can also factor into the support the author’s next book in the pipeline receives and whether additional books are purchased.

In a very tiny nutshell, people who pre-order books RULE.

Many of you have told me you’ve already ordered Monstrous which makes me so absurdly happy that I decided I needed a way to say THANK YOU. That’s why I’m throwing a little pre-order swag party!


Have you pre-ordered Monstrous? Then 1) you ROCK and 2) I’d love to send you a Swag Pack!



Simply fill out this form after you have placed an order for Monstrous (We’re operating on the honor system so you do not need to provide proof of purchase.). Limited to one swag pack per pre-ordered copy of Monstrous. Offer open internationally until midnight 2/9/2015.


“But wait! What do I do if I want to pre-order and I haven’t yet?”

I’m so glad you asked. You can pre-order from just about any retailer. You can also pre-order a signed copy directly from my fabulous local indie bookstore, Porter Square Books. Simply put “signed copy” and the name to make it out to in the order comments and I’ll sign your book before it’s shipped to you!

Monstrous is also available for pre-order through any of these retailers:

Barnes and Noble Amazon Kobo iBooks BAM2 bookdepository HarperCollins Direct indiebound3


Again THANK YOU to everyone who’s pre-ordered Monstrous! You are the best! 😀


18, 2014 |


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3 Responses to “Monstrous Pre-Order Party!”

  1. Danny says:

    I pre-ordered this almost a month before it came out, and signed up for the swag-party a week or so beforehand — yet I wasn’t sent anything.

    Was this a scam just to get personal information?

  2. MarcyKate says:

    I’m very sorry to hear you haven’t received your Pre-order Swag Pack! They did all go out in February to everyone who requested one; unfortunately, we’ve had some severe mail delays here in New England due to the many recent snowstorms. I would’ve expected you to have received it by now though, so I’m happy to put another Swag Pack in the mail to you tomorrow.

    Thanks so much for pre-ordering Monstrous – I hope you enjoy the book!

  3. […] If you happen to be in the Boston area, consider yourself invited to my launch party on Tuesday February 17, 2015, 7pm at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA (it has parking and it’s T-accessible). If you’re not and you’d like a signed copy of Monstrous, you can pre-order one from Porter Square Books here and just put “signed” in the order comments. AND if you’ve already pre-ordered Monstrous, you rock and I’d love to send you a Swag Pack! […]

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