We’re only one week away from DREAMS LIE BENEATH releasing (!!!) into the wild and I wanted to share a few tidbits of news in case you’re interested in purchasing a signed copy, snagging some goodies from my pre-order campaign, or want to join me for the launch.


First, I’m so excited to announce that signed & personalized copies of DREAMS are currently available for pre-order through my local independent bookstore, Avid Bookshop! If you pre-order your copy before October 31, 2021, your book will also come with this gorgeous exclusive 5×7 art print of Clem & Phelan, made by one of my favorite artists, Avendell!

If you would like your book personalized, please make sure you specify how you’d like it personalized (whether it’s to your name or if you’d like me to add a quote, etc.) in the comment box at the bottom of the order page. If it’s left blank, I will only be signing your book.

Here is the link to purchase from Avid Bookshop: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9780063015920


I’m happy to also announce that I’m hosting a pre-order campaign for this book! I have the goodies divided into three different tiers, based on if you pre-order the book from a retailer, are receiving the book in a subscription box, or request it at your local library.


Everyone who pre-orders the book, has the book coming in a subscription box, or requests the book at their local library will receive a digital packet full of exclusive goodies.

What’s inside the digital packet:

*A letter from me

*An annotated first chapter with my behind-the-scenes notes scrawled in

*A few hand lettered quotes from the book (made by yours truly)

*A chapter from Phelan’s POV


Everyone who pre-orders the book from a retailer (Avid Bookshop, B&N, Amazon, Target, Book Depository, your local indie, etc) will receive this gorgeous comic art strip of Clem (in disguise) and Phelan, made by artist Enselius.

I absolutely LOVE Enselius’s art, and I was beyond excited to have the chance to collaborate with her to make this adorable comic, which features one of my favorite scenes from the book. This print will be 5X7 in size, and I will be mailing it out with a handwritten letter, addressed to you. This is open to international readers!


Eight randomly chosen readers will receive a poster of the cover art, signed by the artist, Annie Stegg Gerard.


Email your proof or purchase, a screen shot of your book box subscription for the month DREAMS is going to be featured, or your library request to:


In the subject line, please write one of three things (depending on what you submit):

*Proof of Purchase

*Book Subscription

*Library Request

I will confirm that I received your entry. If you don’t get confirmation from me within a week, mark sure to resend. The digital packet will be emailed to you on release day, November 2nd. The art prints will be mailed out shortly thereafter.

You have until November 1, 2021 11:59 EST to enter Tiers 2 and 3.

I am extending Tier 1 entries ONLY for book subscription boxes until the last day of this year–December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. This is partly because some of you might not know you are receiving DREAMS until it shows up in your book box, which could be mid to late November and even December, given how there are currently distribution shortages and delays.

If you are submitting a proof of purchase for Tier 2 (which is the art print), please make sure to include your address in the email you send, so I know where to mail your art print to. If you have an international address, please make sure you type out your address with the correct line breaks, so I know exactly how to write it on the envelope.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or send me an email.


I am so excited to be having a virtual launch for DREAMS! I will be in conversation with my lovely critique partner, Isabel Ibanez, and Avid Bookshop will be hosting the event via Zoom.

You do need a ticket to attend, so we can keep this event secure. If you have pre-ordered your book from Avid Bookshop, no worries! You have already been added to the ticket list, and you will receive a Zoom link an hour before the event begins.

If you have ordered your book elsewhere, or simply want to join, you will need to register with Avid Bookshop so they can send you the Zoom link.

Please visit their website to find instructions on how to do so:



If you can’t make it to the launch but still want to catch me at a virtual event, I would love for you to join me and a stellar group of authors for our book birthday bash event with One More Page Books!

Here is the link to check out more about this event, and you also would need to register to attend virtually:


If you purchase a copy of DREAMS from One More Page Books, it will come with a signed book plate!


I honestly cannot wait to share DREAMS with you all on November 2nd! It’s hard to believe it’s almost here. I’m excited but also a little anxious, which is normal for me when it comes to the week leading up to a book launch.

And as a final word…I will be at YALL FEST this year in Charleston, not as a participating author but to simply soak it in and have a writing retreat with some sweet author friends. But if you see me there, come say hi! I’d love to chat with you!



About Rebecca Ross

I write fantasy novels for young adults. Out now: THE QUEEN'S RISING and THE QUEEN'S RESISTANCE. Coming up next: SISTERS OF SWORD & SONG, publishing on June 23, 2020 with HarperTeen/HarperCollins.
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