Sunday 30 December 2012

Happy New Year!

As the end of December draws near, it’s a time for reflection on the events of the past year. Just over a year ago I published my first book, Conquering Passion. I've often  repeated that my secret hope at that time was to sell 100 books over the course of a year.
I was astounded as the year progressed and readers embraced my novels, now twelve in all. It has been an epidemic of writing!
My secret hope began to whisper furtively about possibly selling 10,000 books, which I surpassed a few months ago. And so inevitably the goal became 20,000 by December 31st.
I am thrilled to announce that as of today, December 30th, my total sales (digital and paperback) stand at 20,119.
I owe a great debt of gratitude to many of my fellow indie authors who have willingly shared their expertise and support. Also to the people at Free Partay. Participation in their promotional events has boosted my sales exponentially every time, and I have learned a great deal about marketing from Carolyn McCray and Taylor Lee.
Thanks too to the members of my RWA chapter on Vancouver Island, particularly Mimi Barbour and Jo-Ann Terpstra for their constant positive support.
The biggest thanks of all go to my heroes and heroines who have generously revealed their life stories to me from 900 years ago!
Actually, my most heartfelt thanks go to my readers who have taken the Montbryce family to their hearts.
There are lots more stories to come, though I don’t promise to produce twelve more novels in the coming year! I am working now on Dark Irish Knight, due out in February. It’s the story of Rhoni Montbryce, the babe born in captivity in the mountain fortress of Cadair Berwyn.

In January 2013 I will be launching a series I have called SHARE THE WEALTH WEDNESDAYS. I have invited other authors to share their stories with you.

I wish everyone only good things for 2013.