1000 Steps Launch!
Happy launch day, little book! 🌙👹 You arrive at a painful and tumultuous time in the world and in my personal life, and sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the incongruity of celebrating in the midst of such uncertainty, such tragedy, such sudden and paralyzing loss. But then I remember that this is by design. I wrote you as a response to the uncertainty, the pain, and the tragedy that have marked all of our lives these past few years, because I needed a different kind of story, a more lighthearted story and a more hopeful one, a story, in the words of the Storyteller at the end of The Reader Trilogy, “with less suffering and more joy.”
That’s you, little book. You are the book I needed, and I hope, as you find your way into the world today, you find the readers who need you too. So go, little book. ❤️ Here’s to a little more silliness, here’s to a little more laughter, here’s to indefatigable joy. ❤️
So much gratitude to my agent Barbara Poelle, my editors Cat Onder and Emilia Rhodes, and my whole pub team at Clarion and HarperCollins, who have shown such enthusiasm and support for this strange little patriarchy-smashing folktale since the beginning. And to my friends and family, who have never stopped believing in me, and let me know it every single day. My endless thanks to you all for supporting me through the writing of this book and especially this difficult week. Finally, thank you to my readers, old and new, for finding and loving these stories again and again and again. May we all share a little joy with each other this week. ❤️
Pre-order campaign ends at MIDNIGHT tonight, so get your receipts in to claim your gifts! I’m offering two sticker sheets (six stickers total!) with illustrations by the talented Yutaan. Buy links & details below:
Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, Amazon
With your proof of purchase (or proof of library request) for A Thousand Steps, you can get:
To enter, submit the following to chee.preorders @ gmail . com (without the spaces):
You can order from any retailer, like Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
For signed copies, contact your local independent bookseller to see if they have signed copies available! (Don't know your local indie? Find yours here.)
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