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Enter to win 1 of 3 Advanced Reader Copies of TEACH ME TO FORGET by Erica M. Chapman!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016  |  Posted by Brenda Drake


I’m so excited to offer three Advanced Reader Copies of my dear friend and fabulous critique partner Erica M. Chapman’s upcoming release, TEACH ME TO FORGET. This book is heartfelt and at times, heartbreaking–actually it’s ALL THE FEELS! The story is close to my heart and I hope it grabs yours too. It’s fitting that I use heart in this post so often. Erica has a heart condition, but that never stops her. She poured her soul into this book. I hope you’ll give it a try. So sign up for one of three ARCs in the Rafflecopter below. This will go fast, so hurry! And now, here’s some information about this amazing book …


You can pre-order TEACH ME TO FORGET from:

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About the book …

Ellery’s bought the gun, made arrangements for her funeral, and even picked the day. A Wednesday. Everything has fallen into place.

Now all she has to do is die.

When her plans go awry and the gun she was going to kill herself with breaks, she does the one thing she has control over–return it and get a new one. After tormenting the crusty customer service associate by trying to return the gun with the wrong receipt, Ellery gets caught by the security guard who also happens to be someone she knows–the annoyingly perfect Colter Sawyer from her English class.

Colter quickly uncovers what she’s hiding and is determined to change her mind. After confessing a closely held secret of his own, he promises not to tell hers. Ellery tries to fight her attraction to him as the shadows of her past cling tight around her, but when she’s faced with another tragedy, she must decide whether her love for one boy is more important than a lifetime of pain.


“In this stunningly brave and necessary debut, Erica M. Chapman takes us on a journey to the edge and back—exploring grief, depression, and suicide with candor, insight, and above all, hope.” – Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be

“A beautifully crafted, dark, and heartbreaking look at depression and suicide. Ellery’s story is needed and necessary; Chapman is a writer to watch.”– Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

“High school junior Ellery Stevens has decided to end her life. She cannot stop blaming herself for the freak driving accident in which her beloved younger sister was killed. Ellery’s voice is engaging and authentic, and her edgy black humor comes into play…. Sadness gives way to redemption and an unforced hope in this thoughtful read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Erica is offering pre-order goodies. So if you reserve your copy of TEACH ME TO FORGET, you can snag these amazing gifts …

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1.  (1) Exclusive 5 by 7 print of original watercolor painting of Ellery (main character in TMTF) by my amazingly talented sister Hannah Langley. She painted it after I wrote the first draft. I’m so excited to share what I’ve been admiring for years with you. I added a couple of my favorite quotes from the book on the back too!

2. (1) Signed double-sided bookmark

3. (1) Signed bookplate

4. $1 donation for every pre-order (up to $500) to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. And Erica’s generous friends are donating an additional .50 for every pre-order.

To find out more about the pre-order campaign and how to send your proof of order go here.



About the author …


Erica M. Chapman writes dark, emotional YA novels with a burst of humor, and lighter contemporaries with smart-ass protagonists. Her first novel, TEACH ME TO FORGET will be published by Merit Press in December 2016. She’s a member of SCBWI & Sweet16s, and a lifetime Lions and Michigan football fan who loves alternative music. She loves to tweet and watch various CW & Freeform shows while typing her next story on a MacBook in a Detroit Lions Snuggie. Her writing is represented by the lovely Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis.



Where Erica hang’s out …
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Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of three Advance Reader Copies of TEACH ME TO FORGET by Erica Chapman now!

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