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Pre-Order Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf
Seven years ago I signed with my agent. I thought this kind of thing happens quickly. You get an agent. Someone wants to buy your book and BOOM you're on the NYT Best Seller List. I know this is naive and ridiculous to think this way. I'm really a jaded person at heart. My motto is don't trust anyone. Don't trust anything. I tell this to my children. Don't even trust me, and I'm your mother. (Okay, hopefully they at least trust me.) It's not a great way to think. But this is part of my make up.
So to be HERE to this point. Where I can tell you, wow, I have a book that is going to be published from a major publishing imprint (RAZORBILL) that is going to come out on a specific date (OCTOBER 6, 2020), with a link where you can PRE-ORDER IT (Amazon link here or support your local book store and order from IndieBound), and that it will have a COVER (to be revealed soon!) is... mind bending.
I'm writing this to you from the Matrix. I took the red pill. I'm putting myself out there. My arc is going to be sent out to reviewers and book bloggers soon, and I understand that not everyone is going to be interested in it. But for those who are, and for those who are interested in supporting me and supporting a #MeToo story about two girls in high school, please know that pre-ordering my book is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING you can you do. Why? The people who market my book are going to decide how much weight they will put behind it based on pre-orders. So will bookstores. If they see that a book has many pre-orders, they're more likely to give it a jewel of a spot in the book store. If you pre-order, I will never be able to thank you enough!
If you don't pre-order that's fine too! Books are fucking expensive!! If you want to support my book, you can also request that your local library carry it. That would be HUGE and would make my heart swell. And... if you just want to support me from your very own home and don't want to make that much of a commitment, you can add it as a "To Read" on Goodreads.
I understand that this is the reality of being a writer. I've been dealing with this my whole life, being strong enough to face criticism and understand that the work is the most important not the outcome. Yet still. Here we are. With me pitching you. With me having to explain why pre-orders are important. It's a bizarre journey. Truly.
Please consider pre-ordering my book if you are interested in a story about:
-Especially complicated best friends
-Surviving sexual assault
-Smoking in the girls bathroom
-Girls who aren't sorry for shit
++If you need to talk to someone, call RAINN’s 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
++Content warnings are on my website hayleykrischer.net
++Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf, coming your way: October 6, 2020
I Found A New Sweatshirt
IF you've been subscribing to my newsletter for a while, you know how finding the perfect sweatshirt is my true quest in life.
I found two new ones that I love that I want to share with you. The first photo is X Karla by Karla Welch. She has a whole line of sweatshirts and it’s perfect. She's a celeb stylist, but I really follow her on IG because she has an amazing style that’s a mix of vintage and comfort. So the sweatshirt: It’s not bulky, it sits right on my hips. Neck isn’t too tight. The only downside is it’s $80. But maybe worth it if I’ll wear it 100+ times.
The 2nd is Zara which is considerably cheaper and a little bulkier. Maybe not as soft. Downside is it’s fast fashion etc. (Zara has some really cool sweatshirts right now that have a wild 80s vibe going on.)
The next test is to get the Karla sweatshirt in gray because that's the way SJP does it and you know how we feel about her around these parts.
Thank you for taking the time out of this messy time of life that we're living through to read my little newsletter. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.
AND!! If you have ANY QUESTIONS for me about the writing process, finding an agent, how you deal with writers anxiety or why I'm so obsessed with sweatshirts, please feel free to ask away.