This time last year I was preparing to launch my first fiction novel, Don’t Turn Around. Now, I’ve just released the third in the series, The Silent Twin. I have just been told that my book sales have exceeded 100,000.
How does that make me feel? Well, it’s a bit surreal to be honest. I cannot get my head around the fact that my readership has gone into six figures. It’s pretty mind blowing. I’ve always had a lot of support from bloggers and readers, and was thrilled in a geeky kind of way to see #TheSilentTwin trending on launch day, and becoming an Amazon best seller in its category in both the UK and US. I could not have done it without my fantastic publishers Bookouture, and the amazing team of professionals behind it.
Am I Famous Yet?
I am also hugely grateful to the wonderful bloggers and fellow authors for their support. And last but not least, a big internet hug to you, the reader, for taking the time to read what I have to say. So what’s next? I’m going to continue to work as hard as I can to get more books out there. DS Ruby Preston is launching next, and I hope to release three books in total this year. I’m so grateful that I have such a supportive family, as the term ‘distracted parenting’ really has come into play since I left my job to write full time! I’m still working twelve hour days, but the difference is, I’m doing what I love. My youngest son now thinks we’re millionaires (sorry son) and has started his Christmas list early. He keeps asking me if I’m famous yet, as he thinks famous people are definitely rich, and I should have no problem in buying him that new Mac computer he’s always wanted … for homework purposes only of course (yeah, right).
Thankfully I don’t need to be mega rich or famous, I’m just happy doing what I do, and as long as people enjoy my books, I’ll keep writing them.
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