Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar.
We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health.
This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders. Given the state of the world and The Post Office, we are strongly recommending that you use USPS flat rate shipping at this time to ensure the quickest and most accurate delivery.
We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.
Questions about orders (or anything) can be directed to email@example.com
Finally, now is a great time to think about becoming a Patron of the store.
There is already a ton of cool content you can check out on our page. Including 12 original short stories from some amazing romance authors. Vlogs and other fun stuff. We know this is not an option for everyone and that's totally okay and understandable. But if you're looking for a way to help, this is a great option.
We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz
My Boyfriend is a Bear (Paperback)
The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear.
"Funny and sweet. Your next book boyfriend gives great hugs." -–– Rainbow Rowell
"I never expected to write a book recommendation that said: I wish I had a boyfriend who was a bear. But now I do." –– JoJo Moyes
Bear meets girl.
Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?
Written by Pamela Ribon (SLAM!, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet) and illustrated by Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers).
About the Author
Pamela Ribon co-created and currently writes the roller derby comic SLAM!, and has penned guest issues of Rick and Morty™. She is also writer of the Oni Press graphic novel My Boyfriend is a Bear. Her screenwriting work includes Moana and Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. She's a best-selling author, frequent troublemaker, and true fan of you.
Cat Farris is a native Portlander, an artist, and pretty sure she's just making this up as she goes along. Her previous work includes art on Emily and the Strangers. She is supported in this venture by the world's most beautiful husband, the laziest greyhound, and an all-star cast of Helioscope studiomates.
"This book made me laugh and cry. Bittersweet, unsentimental and as honest as a book about a bear boyfriend can be."
— Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of ME BEFORE YOU
"This resonant, absurdist modern fable is a joyful discovery."
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
"A sort of alt-Disney meets Jane Austen, this delightful confection showcases an unconventional relationship that will pull giggles and snuffles from romance lovers."
"MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR is an incredibly fun, flirtatious, and hilarious romance that I found myself uncontrollably laughing out loud "to! Farris and Ribon are amazing at comedic timing, and the art is just so delightful."
— Leila del Luca (Shutter, Afar)