Sweet and Sour Pre-order Campaign!

I’m so thrilled to announce the pre-order campaign for my newest middle grade book, Sweet and Sour (September 6, 2022)! This is a book of my heart about childhood friendships set in Mystic, CT. I love love love the cover – big thanks to artist Jacqueline Li and cover designer Stephanie Yang. That’s my local indie bookstore Bank Square Books on the cover, so it should come to no surprise that I’m holding my book launch party there on Saturday, September 10 at 3 PM. Save the date!

As you may know by now, pre-orders help authors by sending a message to the publishers that there is strong interest/demand for the authors’ books. This is why you see so many authors offering pre-order campaigns. I also like to do pre-orders to support my local independent bookstore and for this book it’s particularly special. Here’s what you get if you pre-order Sweet and Sour from Bank Square Books:

– a signed copy that is personalized to whomever you want (specify in the comments section of your order)

– a Sweet and Sour bookmark


-one of three character cards created by Jacqueline Li (selected at random)

Sweet, right? In addition to that, for every book pre-ordered, you will get an entry into the grand prize drawing (US mailing addresses only). What is the grand prize, you ask?

-all three character cards and a bookmark

-a totebag like Mai has in the book

-BT21 Cooky keychain like Mai has in the book

– Bank Square Books adult t-shirt (winner will be contacted for size)

-Mystic drawbridge sticker

-pencil case

Grand prize winner will be drawn at random the morning of publication on Tuesday, September 6. Be sure to include your email address in your order so we can contact you!

Pre-order here and make sure to specify to whom you’d like the book personalized (if any) in the comments section. If you plan to be at the book launch party, you can choose “pick up at store.”

Thank you for all the support! Happy reading!