Virtual Book Launch with Marcy Campbell


Join us as we welcome back Marcy Campbell for her debut middle reader, Rule of Threes! Limited signed copies will be available. Preorder yours with a personalization note today!

Part family drama, part contemporary thriller, Rule of Threes is a story about what happens when “perfect” is out of your control. An interior design enthusiast, twelve-year-old Maggie Owens is accustomed to living her life according to her own precise plans. But when she learns about Tony, a mysterious half-brother her own age who needs a place to stay, any semblance of a plan is shattered. Tony’s mom struggles with an addiction to opioids, and now she’s called upon Maggie’s dad—who is also Tony’s dad—to take him in. On top of everything, Maggie must also come to terms with the Alzheimer’s afflicting her beloved grandmother. Heart-wrenching, authentic, and darkly funny, celebrated author Marcy Campbell’s first novel is a beautifully written portrayal of the ways we respond to intense change—and proof that unexpected things are often the best ones.

“I loved this book. It’s an honest, empathetic, insightful ode to the resilience of family.” -Sara Pennypacker, award-winning author of Pax

MARCY CAMPBELL lives in Ohio with her family and menagerie of rescued pets. Her writing for adults has been published widely in journals and magazines, including Salon. She is the author of Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse. This is her first novel. Learn more at

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Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 11:00am
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Rule of Threes By Marcy Campbell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797201238
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 11th, 2021