Hope, The Garden of Second Chances, Debut YA Book,

Countdown Alert: Just 7 Days until The Garden of Second Chances Release!

Hey there! Can you believe it? We’re only a week away from the highly anticipated release of The Garden of Second Chances. The excitement is real, and I can’t wait to share this incredible novel with you. ( A reader’s word, not mine, but I’ll take it, lol).

By the way, have you heard of the word “Anxcited”? I made it up, but it perfectly describes the mix of anticipation and excitement I’m feeling right now!

In other news, the Goodreads Giveaway has officially come to a close, and we have our 10 lucky winners. How awesome is that? But there’s more good stuff coming.

My friend, Mia Wengen, who happens to be an amazing children’s book author, is running a fantastic Rafflecopter Giveaway. I assembled a list of Middle Grade and Young Adult books that deal with one of the subjects in the novel: Intimate Partner Violence. This is subject that affects many young people, and sometimes, having a book that deals with this area can be helpful in opening up a conversation with someone.

You have a shot at winning a signed copy of the book, along with some cool customized bookmarks and custom stickers. Only 2 winners will be selected, so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

By the way, Mia’s website, Pragmatic Mom, is an absolute treasure trove of kidlit resources and captivating books. Be sure to check it out and dive into a world of imagination and wonder.

Check out the Latino Book Chat if you’d like to catch a podcast interview about me and the book. I’ll be with the host, Christianne Meneses Jacobs, on June 7, 2023.

Now, let’s shift gears and talk about something equally important: my upcoming book launch party! I can’t contain my excitement as I look forward to celebrating this long, rocky, but exhilarating road to publishing my very first novel.

The support from my writing group and family (especially Mom) has been phenomenal, and I’m grateful for them every step of the way on this journey.

Wish me luck and send me good thoughts as I present my first reading and author signing at Timbre Books and a signing at Barnes and Noble, both in Ventura.

I’ll post photos and reels of the party on Facebook and Instagram (except no embarrassing ones) to show you my unique book cover earrings and the cool decorations my daughter came up with for the party. 

Thanks for reading!

The Garden of Second Chances, Debut YA Book,

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