As an autumn chill settles over my little corner of Pennsylvania, it’s hard not to reflect on this past summer, the craziest I’ve ever experienced. I drove thousands of miles, spent something like 45 consecutive days away from home, visited a half dozen states, and took my eldest son off to college. I still sneak into his room some days, wondering where all the time went.
This past summer was also my first as a published author, which has been the thrill of a lifetime. My début novel, Once Upon A Wager, was published by Crimson Romance in mid-May, and I’m too embarrassed to admit how often I’ve haunted the internet since then for reviews from readers.
The book has had so much more success that I could have dreamed, and on September 10th, when I logged into Amazon, I learned that–at least for a little while–Wager had become the most popular book in historical romance on the entire Amazon site, as well as the best-selling Regency romance. Of course, I had to take pictures of the notification for posterity’s sake, and I’ve posted one here.
Thank you to every person who has taken a chance on Wager. Many have told me that you enjoyed it. Some have said you did not, and while that’s never fun, your praise and criticisms are equally invaluable. You took a few hours out of your busy lives to lose yourself in a world of my imagining, and that has been a privilege and an honor. I’m currently hard at work on Jane’s story, Once Upon A Scandal, which will be published in the Spring of 2015. If you want to take a sneak peek, shoot me an email, and I’ll send you the first scene.
In the meantime, enjoy the blessings that autumn brings, and happy reading!
All the best,