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The Making of #THEBOX: Fireflies Trilogy Special Edition Gift Set

The Fireflies Special Edition Gift Set releases on September 1st just in time for Christmas shopping! I couldn’t be more excited! Together with some partners, I’ve created some beautiful items for the box. Even the box is gorgeous! Here are some pics:

As you can see in the pictures, the special edition includes signed copies of all three books, a matching set of bookmarks, custom journal and pen, and a canvas tote bag showcasing the complete trilogy. I also include a fun personal note. Last, but not least, I designed and included a custom bracelet! The stone at the center of the bracelet depicts a piece of meteorite with fossilized chondria, only given to compatible humans in the Fireflies world. Now, just like Marley, anyone can be a potential host.

So, you may be wondering how this idea came about. I saw two needs. First, I have a teenage daughter. She’s hard to shop for when it comes to birthdays and Christmas. Are there any moms out there that can relate? 🙂 Second, at the Tucson Festival of Books, a lot of people were excited about my custom canvas bag and phone case that depict the Fireflies Trilogy. While it didn’t make sense to offer a phone case in the gift set (too many sizes and types of phones), there were other fun things I could include. Also, I had a difficult time finding other authors who offer a special edition gift set. So, I thought, why not? The idea was born, and I got to work. The bracelet, which is my favorite item, was taken from the books themselves as I talked about above.

For those of you who are interested in purchasing a special edition, you will be able to find them here on my website, Amazon, & Etsy starting September 1st. Also, stay tuned for an ‘unboxing’ video with a teen fan of the Fireflies Trilogy. That was loads of fun to make!

So, if you’re thinking about Christmas for your teenage daughter, granddaughter, or niece, or, maybe you’re looking for a new series yourself, this is the gift for you (Wishlist on Amazon!). The Fireflies Trilogy is suitable for ages 13 and up.


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