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THE ADVENTURE IS NOW is almost here!


And that means it’s time to launch The Adventure Is Now Preorder & Library Request Campaign!

Some of you may be asking, What is a preorder campaign?

For my purposes, a preorder campaign is a way to say Thank You to friends and readers who have supported THE ADVENTURE IS NOW. And that Thank You comes in the form of—


What kind of swag? 


Everyone who preorders THE ADVENTURE IS NOW or requests that their library order a copy for their collection will receive:

  • Bookmark

  • Sticker


  • Signed Bookplate (for preorders only)

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Preorder from Books & Books for an extra prize!

I will be signing and personalizing all Books & Books preorders and giving a special "Naturalist & Explorer Extraordinaire" laptop stickers! I hope you'll support this wonderful independent bookstore. Preorder from them here.

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A Special Educator Extra!

Educators, preorder The Adventure Is Now and get free access to my virtual author visit landing site for the rest of the year.

Plus everyone will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Books & Books!

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So how exactly do you get these wonderful prizes? Excellent question! All you have to do is:


1. Order THE ADVENTURE IS NOW in any form (hardback, e-book, audiobook) from your independent bookseller or retailer of choice by May 10, 2021 (this includes the week after the publication date of May 4). Click here to purchase! 


2. Email your mailing address and proof-of-purchase to:

What is a Proof-of-Purchase?

Proof-of-purchase is a photo/scan/screenshot of your receipt. You can order from any book retailer, but preferably Books & Books or your local indie! Click here to go to THE ADVENTURE IS NOW's page on the Macmillan website for full links.


And library requests count too?

Yes, library requests count too! If you didn’t know, most libraries allow you to request a book to add to their collection, either through a form on their website or a paper form at the location. If you complete one of these, please send a photo/scan/screen shot of the request. That’s your proof-of-purchase!


When filling out a request form for a library, you may need some of this info:


  • Author: Jess Redman

  • Publisher: FSG/Macmillan

  • Publication Date: May 4, 2021

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-13: 978-0374314712

  • ISBN-10: 0374314713

And that’s it! That’s all you have to do.

These are strange times to be bringing a new book into the world, and preorders are important now more than ever.  I’ve been so amazed by the support and interest the story has received already from educators, librarians, kids, and other very wise adult readers who love middle-grade fiction.  I hope that you'll support your local bookstore and support this story—and then I hope you'll let me say "Thank You!" by entering the campaign.

TL;DR: Send your mailing address and proof-of-purchase/library-request to, and I’ll mail you fun things!

Detailed Giveaway Rules:
» Any North American edition of THE ADVENTURE IS NOW, including hardcover, e-version, or audiobook, purchased via a bookstore or online book retailer by 11:59PM PT on May 10, 2021 qualifies for the preorder campaign. Any request for THE ADVENTURE IS NOW made to a public library by this same date also qualifies.
» For a valid entry, proof-of-purchase and/or proof of library request and entrant’s mailing address must be emailed to preorder campaign admin (Jess Redman) at by 11:59PM PT on May 10, 2021.
» Following a valid entry, the reader will be mailed a swag pack consisting of one (1) TAIN sticker, one (1) TAIN bookmark, and one (1) TAIN art card WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Preorder entrants will also receive a signed bookplate.

» One (1) grand prize winner will be randomly drawn from all valid entries (including library requests) on or after August 3rd, 2019 and will receive one (1) gift card worth $100 to Books & Books.

» Pre-order campaign is open internationally to readers 13+.
» By entering, you are confirming that you are 13 or older, and giving the admin (Jess Redman) permission to contact you via email and mail you your prize.
» Fulfillment will be on a rolling basis.

» Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm PT on 5/10/21.

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