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“I don’t know what we are, but we’re not sweet.”
This quote became the guiding theme in this revision of my second book, THE FALLING GIRLS.. And while this book is, at the core a friendship breakup story, it’s also about the darkness in the underbelly of cheer—the injuries, the persistence, the intensity to be completely in sync with your teammates even if you don’t get along.
THE FALLING GIRLS is about Shade Meyer, who is a bit of an outsider. She and her wild child best friend Jadis do everything together, they share clothes, share toothbrushes, and give each other stick and poke tattoos. Which is why it’s such a shock when Shade decides to join the cheerleading team where she is drawn to The Three Chloes—the insufferable trio that rules the squad—including the enigmatic cheer captain. Suddenly, one of the cheerleaders mysteriously dies at the Homecoming dance and Shade is determined to get to the bottom of her death.
Above is the beautiful cover of my book which doesn’t comes out until October 5, 2021. (Art by Sarah Maxwell)
But you can pre-order it NOW.
Why am I asking you to buy my book that doesn’t even come out until October?
Pre-orders are counted towards a book’s first day numbers. That means, if you order the book right now, it’ll count towards the first day AND the first week. This means if you have a big first day and a big first week, it’ll increase your rankings on Amazon, or with independent bookstores. If they see it’s doing well on those first day and first week numbers - you guessed it, they give it more promotion. So if you see authors begging for pre-orders, this is why.
I can’t wait to bring this book to all of you.
GOOP TRANSLATION: Inflammation
Goop: I had COVID-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog. In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body.
Goop Translation: Need help with inflammation? Have I got ideas for you!
Have you tried my “super powerful once-a-week 15% glycolic acid peel (that you can buy on my site) or a pair of Hoka boots for $220 (that you can buy on my site)? Or this Goop University T-shirt (that you can buy on my site)? Or this Wholeness Medallion for $8,600 (that you can buy on my site)?
I don’t even know what the fuck a wholeness medallion is, but I think my assistant told me it was blessed with witches brew and then dipped in puppy tails. For sure to help with inflammation!
What I’m Reading, Watching and Listening To:
Call My Agent; A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet; You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow (out in September); Keeping Up with the Kardashians (not sure why I’m re-watching this?); Tin House Live podcast—Publishing, Power Structures & Creative Practice with Leni Zumas & Janice Lee; Milk Fed by Melissa Broder; Phoebe Bridgers; Janet Jackson Control; The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears; I Care A Lot.
Thanks for reading.