I was going through some old papers earlier this week and realized that Feb 10 was the 3-year anniversary of the day my epic fantasy novel, Evensong, was released into the world.
I remember how excited I was. My blog post on that day certainly shows the enthusiasm of someone whose dreams have just come true. Yes, I’d had my Greylands release 5 months earlier, but this was my first solo baby. The first time my name alone had appeared on a book cover. It’s still a memory I hold with delight and pride.
Since then, I have come a very long way, in terms of my writing voice, my skills/knowledge in running my business, and in maintaining a balance between being creative, being a businesswoman, and still having something of a personal life.
Evensong is now sitting on Amazon with over 500 reviews and an over- 4* rating, which has blown me away. It has consistently stayed high in its subcategories, and every month so many new readers step into the world of Andvell to give it a try. It seems that most people who take the step into Eventide, the second book, stick with me all the way through to Bladelore, the final book of the second trilogy.
This is not a brag – it’s an acknowledgement. A thank-you to every single person who peered into this fictional world and decided it would be a nice place to hang out for a while. I find it incredibly humbling.
To celebrate my anniversary, I’m going to host a simple giveaway tomorrow through my mailing list. If you’re signed up and answer a simple question, you’ll have a chance to win a signed copy of Evensong.
Of course, the Andvell Saga is only part of my growing titles, and as much as Jeff and the gang will always have a place in my heart, the characters of urban fantasy Invisible Entente are quickly becoming just as important to the way I see the world.
As such, tomorrow’s newsletter will also include:
- the title for book 5
- a date for the cover reveal for book 3, SHADOWS IN THE GARDEN HOTEL
And, in honour of Valentine’s Day, I will also include a short scene between Daphne & Hunter for your dose of supernatural romance.
It’s possible you’ll also get my favourite chili recipe to help us all get through these last weeks of winter.
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