FAQ about signed copies, pre-order prizes, secret exclusive playing cards given out on tour, and more!

hi friends! with just TEN DAYS LEFT (OMGGGGgGGGGgGG) i wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions about signed copies of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI. here are the top questions and hopefully some good answers!

Q: i’m also ordering signed copies as gifts for friends/loved ones, can i submit extra receipts to get tarot cards for each order?

A: unfortunately, on the JIMMY books pre-order site, it limits the prizes to one set per household. BUT! you can order signed copies through Premier Collectables and they come with the full set of tarot cards. you’ll just need to place your order by the 17th. (the cards won’t be available after that.) also?? you are AWESOME.

Q: i can’t make it to an event. can i still get a signed or personalized book???

A: definitely YES! if you pre-order through any of the bookstores i’m visiting on tour, then i can sign and personalize your copy for you. the bookstore will have either a section on their site, or you may need to reach out to them to make sure they know you want it personalized too. (i.e. on the Books of Wonder order form they ask if you want it personalized before you add it to your cart.)

Q: will there be goodies at the tour stops?

A: yes! i’m bringing tarot cards to slip into books, and a TOP SECRET character playing card designed by Phantom Rin. 

Q: wait!!!! how can i get one of those playing cards???

A: i’m sneaking them into books that are pre-ordered through the stores i’m visiting on tour. if you can’t make it out to an event, that’s the only other way to snag these exclusive playing cards. 

Q: can i bring other books with me to an event?

A: definitely check with the bookstore about their personal policies. most ask that you either pre-order a copy through them as a “ticket” to the event, or purchase one the day of the event. i will definitely sign ALL your books, though. 

Q: do i need to buy a ticket to your event?

A: no tickets are necessary, but bookstores typically ask that you purchase a book through them as your “ticket” to the signing. definitely check with them for any other individual store rules.

Q: what if i want a signed copy of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER or HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA? Will there be books available at the stores?

A: yes! there should be stock for each book in the series. definitely shoot the individual bookstores a message if you’re looking for it in a particular format, though. (i.e. they may have it in hardcover or trade paperback or mass market paperback, or only one of those formats.) 

Q: what if i’m an international reader and want the exclusive/secret playing card???

A: some of the bookstores i’m visiting on tour also ship internationally, so if you order a signed or personalized copy through them, i can slip a secret playing card into your book! 

Q: i submitted a pre-order form without including a receipt on the JIMMY site, did it go through?

A: unfortunately, probably not. definitely follow ALL the instructions on the pre-order prize page–you want to make sure you have a qualified entry. there’s an email address listed at the bottom of the pre-order prize site if you’ve got any questions or need to upload your receipt. CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON PRE-ORDER PRIZES.

US Pre-order link

Premier Collectables link

thank you all for your excitement and for spreading the word. it means the absolute world to me to see all of your excited posts and to see you telling ALL of your friends about this series. i can’t wait to see you on the road SOON! 

xoxox

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One day left for preorder prizes!

AND TWO DAYS LEFT UNTIL PUBLICATION DAY OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

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in other non-freakout news, there’s only one more day left to snag your copy of MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL before the preorder incentive disappears like Cinderella at midnight. (September 18th going into the 19th.)

if you’d like to get a copy, please take a screen shot of your receipt and upload it to the site before then. once the giveaway is closed, there won’t be another way to read the novella.

here’s where to upload your receipts and find more info

FAQ:

It says “US/CA only” and I live outside the US…

Since it’s an ebook it’s open internationally, so please upload your receipts!

I don’t see the submit button. Help!

If you’re using a mobile device sometimes they’ve been giving people trouble. Use a laptop or computer and that always works, promise.

When should I receive my novella?

The team at JIMMY books has been working hard to sort through all of the receipts and send out the novellas ASAP. Please allow up to two business days for it to arrive in your inbox. if it’s been two business days, please contact my publicist. (her info is under the contact page on my site.)

Do I have to preorder from a specific place?

Nope! You can preorder from any store or online retailer and upload the picture of your receipt to enter.

Where can I preorder a signed copy?

Any of my tour stops will have signed/personalized copies available and will ship. Please contact the stores for further details or instructions. (also? YOU ARE SO AWESOME, OMG.)

Places to order signed copies:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories

ahhhh that’s it for now….i’ll see you back here in TWO DAYS!!!!! WHEEEEE!

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER paperbacks are now available!

happy paperback book birthday to STALKING JACK THE RIPPER!!! i cannot believe hardcovers have been in the world for almost a year and now the paperbacks are joining them. AND OMG HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA will be on shelves in exactly TWO weeks!!!

if you haven’t done so, be sure to upload your HPD receipts to claim your Thomas novella prize.

xoxoxo

SJTR paperback birthday

SJTR Paperback order links

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Book Depository

Indie Bound

MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL

novella link

Atlanta tour stop added!

hello friends! i’m so excited to announce that an Atlanta stop has been added to the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER tour!!!

i’ll be at the LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES on Friday October 7th at 7pm. it’ll be a moderated conversation followed by a signing, so please come on out if you’re in the area!

the events in Memphis, Knoxville, and NYC have been AMAZING so far and i can’t wait to share more with you here. if you want to keep up with me on the rest of tour, you can follow me on snapchat: kerrimaniscalco or on instagram and twitter @kerrimaniscalco where i post pics and fun updates.

here are the remaining dates and locations. see you on the road!

October 1 * 3:00 PM

QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

October 2 * 3:00 PM

SPELLBOUND CHILDREN’S BOOKSHOP

640 Merrimon Avenue, #204

Asheville, NC 28804

October 3 * 3:00 PM

SCUPPERNOG BOOKS

304 S Elm St.

Greensboro, NC 27401

October 7 * 7:00 PM

LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES

133 E Court Square #A

Decatur, GA 30030

October 16 * 2:30 PM Panel with Nicole Castroman

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

“Blackbeard and Jack the Ripper: Thrilling YA Historical Novels”

LP Room 30

followed by a signing from 3:30-4:00 PM in the signing colonnade

Tennessee Legislature

Nashville, TN

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER IS OUT!

It’s here! It’s FINALLY HERE!!! *tosses confetti* *passes around birthday cake* Happy happy birthday to my book baby!

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I am THRILLED to share this story and these characters with you. Thank you to everyone who’s been there from the very beginning, to those who’ve been hanging out with me on this blog and social media for the last seven years, and to all my new friends who’ve shared the excitement leading up to today.

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, my gothic, feminist novel, now belongs to you, dear readers. I hope it transports you to gritty Victorian London. And I hope that it entertains you while taking you on an adventure that slowly unravels and twists and turns and keeps you unsure until the grand reveal.

Please tag me in any photos of SJTR in the wild! I am going to live vicariously through each of you today, and then I’ll be hitting the store and taking pics of my book baby in the real. Oh my gosh. That’s an actual thing I can do.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

pre-pub: Stalking Jack the Ripper updates

Five days left until publication….Honestly, I don’t know how it’s possible. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m thrilled. I’m hyperventilating. I’m so ready for it and so terrified. I never knew it was possible to have so many emotions all happening simultaneously. That laughing and crying and being anxious could all intermingle at once. That something so nerve-wracking could also bring so much joy.

My very first novel is almost in the world, and then it no longer belongs to me, this precious book baby that I’ve loved and nurtured and cared for. It will soon belong to all of you.

Five days. Less than a week. Oh. My. Gosh. I’m so ready, are you????

Fun things to round up before my next publication day post (!!!!!!!):

Phantom Rin has included SJTR merchandise in her shop. I swear I’m going to save my pennies and order EVERYTHING. SJTR-themed dresses and pillows and phone cases and wall art and more. What a dream come true to have my characters featured along with some amazing fandoms!

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I also have Phantom Rin to thank for surprising me with this FREAKING FANTASTIC tour graphic. I’m one of her illustrations and it’s SO COOL!!!!

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Next, I teamed up with Brittany from Novelly Yours to create a STALKING JACK THE RIPPER-inspired candle. Initially, I’d placed a custom order for special door prizes for launch day, but when she asked if I’d like to make it a public listing I jumped at the opportunity. I know not everyone will be able to make it out to the cities on tour, and thought it was a great way for everyone to have their own special SJTR swag.

Guys? I might be biased, but the scents I chose and the way Brittany worked her magic with bringing them together…this is the best candle EVER. I haven’t stopped breathing them in since they arrived this week. If you’d like to check it out, please do so by clicking here. The candles have blood splatter and are this fantastic gray with darker gray swirls to evoke the image of a foggy London night. In fact, I named them (actually my mom came up with the name!) FOGGY KNIGHT. It’s a play on a vigilante group in SJTR.

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EEEEEEEE! I cannot believe the next post I’ll be sharing is as a published author (!!!!!!!!!). I’ve been waiting YEARS AND YEARS for this and cannot believe it’s really happening.

Cheers to this next chapter!

Stalking Jack the Ripper Character Cards + Teasers

Phantom Rin has really outdone herself with these amazingggg STALKING JACK THE RIPPER character cards. She should have some fun things posted in her store soon, so be sure to check out all her book-themed goodies. I know I will be 😉

In other news: THERE ARE FIVE WEEKS LEFT UNTIL PUB DAY, GUYS. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!?!?!

*runs in circles*

if you’d like to pre-order signed/personalized copies here’s how to do that: PRE-ORDERING PERSONALIZED STALKING JACK THE RIPPER

onto the teasers!

“Didn’t your family warn you against sneaking around at night alone?” Thomas asked. “Dangerous things linger in the dark.”

— Thomas Cresswell, STALKING JACK THE RIPPER.

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Without hesitation, I dragged the scalpel from one shoulder to the sternum, taking pains to push as deeply as I could. My brows raised a fraction before I schooled my face into an unreadable mask. Human flesh flayed much easier than I’d anticipated. It wasn’t much different from cutting into a pork loin prior to its roasting, a thought that should have been more disturbing than it was.

— Audrey Rose Wadsworth, STALKING JACK THE RIPPER.

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