Shannon Messenger’s Newsletter

Hey y’all! So in case you aren’t subscribed to Shannon’s newsletter (you should subscribe), but in the meantime, there was some important info just released, so I decided to make it easy on you guys and put that info right here:

BTW: Everything below entirely belongs to Shannon I didn’t write any of it it’s just her newsletter copy pasted. 

I can’t believe we’re less than two months away from NIGHTFALL (it’s coming out11/7/17 in case you didn’t know). And in the weeks ahead I’m going to have all kinds of important things to reveal (including how to take advantage of the pre-order giveaway). So keep an eye out for all of that VERY SOON.

But today I have something equally exciting: the NIGHTFALL tour dates! Scroll down to see where I’ll be heading–hopefully it’s near you!

B&N EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION
In case you haven’t already seen, this year Barnes & Noble is offering an EXCLUSIVE edition of NIGHTFALL that will have special endpapers featuring one of my illustrations (like the sharpie-doodled books I’ve posted on Instagram in the past) along with a short story written in Keefe’s POV (KEEFE! KEEFE! KEEFE!) and an additional illustration (also drawn by me) based on a scene in the book. I AM SO EXCITED! Pre-order now if you want to get one before they sell out! (the plan is for the editions to be available in stores and online, but they are limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. So don’t miss out!)

Once again I have gorgeous new art by the incredible Laura Hollingsworth to share with you guys–and I’ve already started revealing it piece by piece on my social media. So if you aren’t following me, you might want to get on that (links are at the bottom of this newsletter). Or, if you don’t have social media, you can still see them on my Instagram main page. All you have to do is click HERE. (and BTW, the picture above only teases part of the awesomeness coming up. You’re going to LOVE it! Especially since it all ties directly into NIGHTFALL–and you’ll understand what I mean by that when you read chapter 71. But I wouldn’t recommend skipping to it when you get your copy because spoilers )

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE NIGHTFALL TOUR!

A couple more events are still being confirmed, but since I know so many of you have been asking about the tour, see below for everything that I know so far!

(and if you have any questions about the event, like whether they’ll be doing tickets or wristbands, etc, please contact the store directly. Phone numbers are listed with each event)

PHOENIX, AZ
Monday, November 6 

(yes, you can get the book a day early!)
7:00 PM
CHANGING HANDS
6428 So. McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283
480-730-0205
LOS ANGELES, CA
Tuesday, November 7
Official Launch Party
BARNES & NOBLE AT THE GROVE
7:00 PM
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270
PORTLAND, OR
Wednesday, November 8
BARNES & NOBLE AT THE CLACKAMAS TOWN CENTER MALL
6:00 PM
12000 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266
503-786-3464
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Thursday, November 9
KEPLER’S BOOKS
7:00 PM
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-4321
SEATTLE, WA
Friday, November 10
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
6:00 PM
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
800.335.7323
RICHMOND, VA
Monday, November 13
BBGB BOOKS
5:00 PM
3003 W. Cary Road.
Richmond, VA 23221
804-353-675
WASHINGTON D.C.
Tuesday, November 14
HOORAY FOR BOOKS!
6:30 PM
1555 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Wednesday, November 15
BOOKMARKS
5:30 PM
634 West Fourth Street #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-747-147
SOUTHERN PINES, NC
Thursday, November 16
COUNTRY BOOKSHOP
4:00 PM
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-692-3211
RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC
Friday, November 17
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKSTORE
7:00 PM
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
919.828.1588
MONTCLAIR, CA
Friday, December 8
BARNES & NOBLE MONTCLAIR PLACE
5183 N Montclair Plaza Ln
Montclair, CA 91763
909-399-1966

 

And to cover the questions I always get asked about events:

– As I said above, I will be announcing a couple more events. BUT. The reason I say that is because that there are a few things already in the works that I’m still waiting for confirmation on. So sadly, emailing me begging me to come to your city isn’t going to change anything (especially since my publisher chooses the tour stops, not me). Sorry–if I could teleport, I’d go everywhere I possibly could. But I have yet to manifest that ability!

– I’m still waiting for confirmation on which events are and aren’t doing tickets/wristbands, so as I said above, it’s best to contact the store directly. BUT, I’m pretty sure the Changing Hands event, the Launch Party at the Grove, and Keplers will be doing some sort of ticketing so if those are the events you’re planning on going to, I’d definitely recommend calling the stores. And of course I will update my website once I know anything for sure.

– It’s also best to check with the store to find out their policies about bringing books from home (every store has different rules), but please keep in mind that most stores will require you to buy one of my books in order to get in the signing line. And at events with large crowds I will have to limit the number of books I can hand sign per person (usually somewhere between 1 and 3) but I will have a fancy signature stamp with me that we can put in the others–that way we save my hand from becoming a claw and your books still look super pretty!

– I get asked a lot if I’ll sign things other than books–and it depends on the thing and also on the crowd. In long signing line situations, I might have to decline. And I won’t sign books that other people have written–or body parts. But I’m usually okay with most else. And I’m happy to sign any of art/items from my Society6 store–but you have to bring them with you to the event. Click HERE to see what’s available.

– At events with large crowds, photos may be limited to “candids only.” It will be up to the store once they see the size of the signing line.

– Yes, the Launch Party is at a new location this year, so if you’ve gone in years past, make sure you’re planning to go to the right place. And I have some extra fun surprises in store this year, so if you can make it, I promise you won’t regret it.

– Yes, I will be giving out free swaggish goodies at all of my events!! (Just like in years past, the Changing Hands Event and the Launch Party will both have EXTRA special goodies, but every tour stop will have fun swag that I’ll be giving away to everyone who buys a book, on a first come, first served basis. I always have a lot, so the chance I’ll run out is fairly small. But it does happen so if you’re worried, get there early) I’m still waiting to find out what the items will be–and I promise an update as soon as I know.

– If you can’t come to one of these events–never fear! You can still take advantage of the pre-order giveaway. All the rules and instructions for how that works are still to come, but just know it’s happening and I will update you as soon as I know!

The only things I can tell you about NIGHTFALL:

I’m getting lots of emails begging for details about NIGHTFALL–and most of them I can’t answer. (Sorry! I never give spoilers!) But I can tell you a few small things:

– You asked for a long book–and you’re getting one! NIGHTFALL is, um, 91 chapters. And 800 pages. You are getting a LOT of Sophie & Crew!

– Nightfall is NOT the last book in the series. There will be a book 7! And maybe more…

– Nightfall has a scene that has been in my head for the last seven years. No, I won’t tell you which one (remember–no spoilers!) But I can’t wait for you guys to read and finally know that secret!

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