Would you like to read a deleted chapter of ANNA?

What's that? Does John Green, current holder of FOUR (!) spots on the New York Times bestseller list, like Anna and the French Kiss?

Why YES. Yes he DOES.

This is a shameless post* asking for your help to spread the word about a very special and important sale.

*Not true. It's bursting at the seams with shame. Did you see the picture I used?!

This is also a post to say: HOLYBALLS CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN! He's been my favorite author for years, so it's mighty satisfying to see the rest of the world falling in love with him, too. John—and his novels—are intelligent, kind, and hilarious. I'm so happy for their success.

Also, Margo Roth Spiegelman is the jam.

"But Steph," I hope you're saying, "what about that deleted chapter of Anna you mentioned in this post's subject heading?"

Thanks for asking! I'll get to that . . . in a moment.

First, an announcement:

This Sunday—the twenty-seventh of January—Anna and the French Kiss will be available wherever ebooks are sold for only $2.99.


I'm THRILLED that Penguin Teen has selected it for this one-day-only sale. It's an amazing opportunity to reach an entirely new set of readers, and I am really, really hoping that's what will happen. I'm grateful for all of the love—so much, and so completely beyond unexpected—that book bloggers, librarians, teachers, booksellers, and the like (i.e. you!) have given Anna and Étienne. And I'm here to ask for your support one more time.

And then give you a present.

Please help me spread the word about Sunday's sale. If you have a friend or family member who might like my book, let them know. Tweet, tumble, blog, email, call, text, instafacebook—whatever medium you use to connect with the world, please help me spread the word.

This Sunday.
One day only.

Anna and the French Kiss.

It will be available at that price everywhere that ebooks are sold, including:

"But Steph," I hope you're still wondering, "what about that deleted chapter of Anna?!"

I'm glad you asked again! Thank you. For your support, I will post a NEVER-BEFORE SEEN deleted chapter of Anna and the French Kiss.


One with TONS of flirting.


It was the last major section that my editor and I cut from the novel. I've been saving it for a special occasion, and I can't think of anything more special than this. I'll post the chapter here on my website sometime next week (because I'll have to format it and stuff, which takes time), along with an explanation of why we cut it.

It truly is a fun scene, you guys. I promise.

So please help me spread the word!

This Sunday.
One day only.

Anna and the French Kiss.
(Cheaper than a Big Mac.)

Link to this post, reblog this Tumblr, whatever you can do.

And if you're feeling extra-super-duper generous and have a spare moment, leaving a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or such would also be enormously helpful. The reason is simple: the more reviews a book has, the more likely it is to show up in searches. (For more free ways to support an author, check out Lisa Schroeder's wonderful post: "Supporting authors when your heart is bigger than your wallet.")

Thank you for your help, dear readers.


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