My first book, Tapestry, was published in 1995. There’s an old print version on Amazon dated 1996, but that was a special promotion that Kensington Publishing did of the book a year later.
I read on a publishing blog that it’s rare to find an author who’s survived ten years in the industry. Um, twenty years here.
I think luck plays a part in any endeavor, especially one associated with the arts. Tenacity is another ingredient. Despite bad covers, circumstances beyond my control, and other people who shall not be mentioned, I persevered. The third component to any success as a writer – at least in my opinion – is the reader. The reader is the third leg of the stool.
I’ve decided to make 2015 The Great 20 Year Celebration year.
I’ll be giving away 20 books every month. Some will be the “Just Because” books. Some will be in drawings. Some will just be to people I’ve already sent books to as a surprise.
I’m going to have to think of something wild and wonderful to cap off the year, but I won’t do that until December, so I have a few months to figure it out. Suffice it to say it will be big. After all, you only hit 20 years once.
I’ve already given out 70 books this year, so I’m pretty much on target. Now to concentrate on drawings on the blog. The first drawing will be for a trade paperback copy of The Reluctant Goddess, the second book in The Montgomery Chronicles. Guess a number between 1 and 50 and leave your guess in the comments, please. (Only one guess, please,) I’ll pick the winner on Wednesday, March 18th, at noon (tomorrow). In the case of a tie, we’ll have a guess-off. This drawing is limited to the continental US.
Okay, I’m late, but I have a good reason – I’m having browser troubles. Sigh.