Girls Made of Snow and Glass Roundup Post #2: A Pile of Good Things

So any time I find out something good about my book, I'm torn between two fairly equal thought processes:

1) If you share this good thing with people, they will think you're obnoxious and braggy and self-absorbed!

2) If you don't share this good thing with people, you are SABOTAGING your book's success and it will be ALL YOUR FAULT.

My brain is a fun place! 

Okay, so logically I know that neither one of these things is completely true, but as a sort of compromise, I've decided to hoard up these good things in a little pile and share them all together now. So here you go! My pile of good things:

I am so, so grateful and amazed for all the attention surrounding GMOSAG in these months before its release, and I just want to thank everyone for reading and reviewing and tweeting and Instagramming and blogging and all the other ways you share your enthusiasm. It means more to me than I can even say.

Trigger/Content Warnings for Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Since the first ARCs for Girls Made of Snow and Glass are beginning to circulate, I wanted to mention a couple of possible trigger/content warnings for the book so that readers know what they're getting into and can make informed choices. This list is incomplete, of course, because it would be impossible to list out every potential warning for every potential reader, but here are some prominent ones that I thought worth noting:

  • Parental abuse--mostly verbal/emotional abuse and some physical intimidation, but including instances of physical abuse.
  • Mentions of suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. 
  • Violence/assault (but no sexual violence/assault).
  • Death and grief.

I know we sometimes use the term 'fairy tale' to mean perfect or ideal or light-hearted, which is why I want to make it especially clear that Girls Made of Snow and Glass concerns itself with some of the grimmer (pun intended) themes at the core of fairy tales. But even so, my hope is that you'll find the book to be ultimately uplifting and empowering.

Stay safe and happy reading!


Girls Made of Snow and Glass Roundup Post

Hello internet! Hello world! If you're reading this in the first place, you probably know that I have a book coming out this fall (September 5, to be precise). That's still several months ahead, though, so in the meantime, here are some things you can do if you're interested in my debut YA novel, Girls Made of Snow and Glass:

  • You can preorder it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, etc.!
  • You can read this interview I did where I talk a little about my inspiration for writing a Snow White retelling!
  • You can add it to your to-read list on Goodreads!
  • You can look at this AMAZING fanart my friend drew!
  • You can take a peek at a chapter opening!
  • (And you should definitely stay tuned for a big reveal next week!)

Thanks for reading!