Happy Book Birthday - I Wrote This For You: 2007-2017!

October 24, 2017 is the official publishing date for I Wrote This For You: 2007-2017, a new book celebrating the tenth anniversary of the remarkable I Wrote This For You project. Started over 10 years ago by Iain Thomas and Jon Ellis, this first blog then series of books has become a leader in the contemporary poetry phenomenon and has brought joy and comfort to countless fans around the world. Their work has been translated, shared and sold around the world to an extent that most authors would be very proud.

This day brings a moment of reflection around Central Avenue as well. We published this book before the current poetry craze, simply because it was lovely and meaningful and represented the dedicated work of two tremendously talented individuals. We are immensely proud of what they’ve accomplished. You can find the original project
here, where all the entries that they’ve ever produced reside. Sure, you can buy the first book, the second or the third, but if you just want to experience their work, please don’t feel like you have to spend any money and just head over to the original website.

However, if you’re a fan and want to celebrate the last ten years by having a copy to hug and display, then this new edition is for you. It combines the best of the last decade along with new work in a beautifully crafted hardcover collector’s edition. We’re very proud of it and hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed producing it. You can find it in store at Target, Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters, Indigo and a multitude of online and indie stores.

We’re also running a few giveaways, there’s one starting soon over at goodreads, as well as one we’re putting on. We’re giving away a copy of the book in addition to a set of signed, numbered art cards designed by the most talented Lavanya Naidoo. Scroll down to enter.

We hope you’ll help us celebrate by sending a tweet to
@iwrotethisforu and helping us welcome this lovely new book to the world.


News & Reviews

  • "Until Tomorrow, the seventh book in the Shore Leave Café series, is an enchanting contemporary romance that boasts a plethora of sweeping backgrounds, from Minnesota to Montana, though none can compete with the wilderness of the characters’ own hearts." — Foreword Reviews
  • "Debut author Alex Lyttle has crafted a powerful and heartbreaking novel about life, death and brotherly love." Canadian Children's Book News
  • Spring 2018 Catalog Available
  • From Ant to Eagle nominated for Silver Birch Fiction Award: OLA Forest of Reading
  • "Molly Ringle has created a vivid and enjoyable romp through the world of magical beings. Excellent descriptions of local settings, flora and fauna help place readers in the wintry world of the Pacific Northwest, where magic and love reside among the tall Douglas firs and waters of the sound." — Shelf Awareness
  • "The Goblins of Bellwater is flirty and romantic, deadly and dangerous, filled with love and curses; and it finds a cozy middle between magic and nightmares. A cautionary tale of magic that brings to life a dark and gritty fairytale." Seattle Book Review
  • The Goblins of Bellwater: "Ringle employs familiar fairy tale tropes but turns them on their heads to deliver something wholly unexpected and fresh." — Publishers Weekly
  • "The Goblins of Bellwater is a delightfully creepy paranormal romance set in the rich landscape of the Pacific Northwest ... packed with gorgeous details ... a journey to a world that feels both familiar and freaky—a wonderful place to get lost." — Foreword Reviews
  • Amanda in New Mexico: "...fans of the “Amanda Travels” books will likely enjoy themselves as they explore a piece of the Southwestern United States." — School Library Journal
  • "Wild Flower is a sweet, clever quickstep with characters that feel like longtime friends." — Foreword Reviews
  • Amanda in New Mexico: "Fast-paced, spooky, and enough cultural reference to delight both readers and parents.” — Alex Lyttle, author of From Ant to Eagle
  • Soul of a Crow and An Elegant Theory are 2016 Foreword INDIES Finalists — Foreword Reviews
  • From Ant to Eagle: "An honest portrayal of love, loss, and friendship in the face of a life-changing journey." — School Library Journal
  • From Ant to Eagle: "A moving and ultimately hopeful book."— Booklist
  • An Elegant Theory: "A suspenseful intricate novel with elusive conclusions and a captivating journey." — Books Before Bandaids
  • From Ant to Eagle: "Lyttle's voice for Cal is appealingly direct and articulate ... and his account of his struggle to cope will appeal to readers. Tender, direct, and honest." — Kirkus Reviews

Events & Appearances

  • Jennifer Haupt: Book Launch at Elliott Bay Books, April 6, 2018 7-9pm


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