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Spirit’s Key Launch

Alice is reading SPIRIT'S KEY with her mother. She brought her own stuffed Sky to the party.

Alice is reading SPIRIT’S KEY with her mother. She brought her own stuffed Sky to the party.

The day your first book comes out is special. After many years of hard work, it’s thrilling to finally be able to share my stories with kids. My launch party at Children’s Book World was a blast. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to help me celebrate. Ya’ll are what made it special. (all photos were taken by the fabulous Rita Huang Crayon)

Kids love the poster with my pup Leia reading SPIRIT'S KEY. Be the Breed that Reads.

Kids love the poster with my pup Leia reading SPIRIT’S KEY. Be the Breed that Reads.

Voiceover actress Alicyn Packard plays the part of Spirit & I play the part of Mrs. Borse, a trigger-happy, fur-wearing hermit.

Voiceover actress Alicyn Packard plays the part of Spirit & I play the part of Mrs. Borse, a trigger-happy, fur-wearing hermit.

Apparently at launch parties, I get very dramatic.

Apparently at launch parties, I get very dramatic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My NYC critique group, The Ladybugs

My NYC critique group, The Ladybugs

Of course my husband and my pup Leia had to be in attendance.

My Los Angeles critique group, The Pudding Sisters

My Los Angeles critique group, The Pudding Sisters

Join the Be the Breed Campaign

Celebrate the launch of SPIRIT’S KEY and join the Be the Breed that Reads campaign for your chance to win $50 in books for you & treats for your pup!

Here’s how:

BetheBreed 1a1. Take a photo of your dog with your copy of SPIRIT’S KEY.

2. Add the text Be the Breed…that Reads yourself or send it to edithcohn(at)gmail & I’ll put it on for you. Use Impact font.

3. Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr your photo with the hashtag #BetheBreed

4. Send me your social media links to be entered to win books for you and treats for your pup! (Each shared link receives an entry.) Grand prize winner receives a $25 gift card to Petco and a $25 gift card to Powell’s bookstore. 10 additional winners will receive a Be the Breed poster featuring my pup Leia.

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Be the Breed that Reads

Teachers (grades 3-8) and elementary librarians can get a free 16 x 20 Spirit’s Key literacy poster featuring my pup, Leia (while supplies last). Just ask! Please include the name of your school or library along with your address in the form below.  (US locations only.)

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Preorder Offer

Just a reminder if you preorder a copy of SPIRIT’S KEY, you’ll receive a Spirit’s Key goodie bag containing a key necklace in your choice of color, a signed bookplate, a sticker with the fabulous book cover, a bookmark, and postcards! (US only for key necklace. Flat objects can be mailed internationally). See instructions below.

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Spirit's Key goodies!

Spirit’s Key goodies!

TO RECEIVE SPIRIT’S KEY SWAG:

1. Email your receipt to edithcohn(at)gmail(dot)com Subject line: Gimme Swag!

2. Bookplates! Bookplates are author-signed stickers that you can put inside your copy of the book so that it is signed by me. Include the name of the person you’d like your book signed to or just say, non-personalized if you prefer. If you have ordered multiple books, include all recipients names.

3. Specify your color choice. Key necklaces come in Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Fuchsia, and Light Pink.

Get your SPIRIT’S KEY swag pack while supplies last!

 Click here to preorder!

Spirit’s Key ARCs!

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This is my excited face. Gimme the cheese! Give it to meeeeeee!

Spirit’s Key ARCs arrived all shiny and magic-like on my doorstep. It’s one of those momentous events that as an aspiring author you dream about. I’ve dreamed about it for the last seven years.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, an ARC is an advanced reader copy.

The calm and collected photo. No big deal. This happens everyday.

The calm and collected photo. No big deal. This happens everyday.

It’s the edition that will go out to reviewers and bloggers. If you happen to be a reviewer or blogger and you’d like to receive a copy, you can email me your information, and I’ll pass it along to my publisher.

What? You say this is *our* book? The one dedicated to me?

What? You say this is *our* book? The one dedicated to me? Why didn’t you say so? Howl-lelujah!!

Anyway, I got the box after coming home from yoga all sweaty and gross. So my dog Leia jumped at the chance to express our happiness.