Hey everyone sorry it’s been a little while again. I have a good excuse which I will share with you soon.
Over the last four days I’ve held a free promotion on KDP for all three of my books. I’ve done no promotion, bar the odd tweet and letting my friends know on facebook. But as of this morning 10,565 books have been downloaded! That number far exceeds my expectations. When Stars Collide has had the most downloads with around 6000 copies.
I know people question the value of running free promotions (I am one of them) and apart from a couple of days with Charlie and Pearl earlier in the year I haven’t utilised them. But I decided with Christmas around the corner I would do a free promo to see if I could pull in some more reviews and maybe boost sales with the books higher up the charts and therefore get more exposure.
Worth a try anyway!
So far I’ve had two new 5 star reviews on Amazon, and I’ve been seeing the books mentioned on twitter by people who otherwise may not have seen them. On Goodreads they’ve been added to a lot of new shelves and I’ve had a couple of new reviews on there also.
So too early to tell if it’s helped at all with sales (the promo is in the process of winding down shortly I think) but I’ll keep you all updated
PS. They are still free right now if you want to dash over to Amazon and grab them!
Hey guys, sorry again for the absence lately. I just had to make a decision to focus on the writing and get it done and get it published. Holly has started having only one small nap a day so I don’t get a lot of time to myself anymore and as soon as she was asleep it was write write write! Then wait for editing, make final changes/correction and now voila! As of Wednesday night the book is now live and available for purchase on all Amazon sites Yay! I feel amazed now to log in and see three books under my name. It’s actually starting to feel like I might be a ‘proper’ writer!
For those who have read my first two books this is a little lighter and was a heck of a lot of fun to write.
I have already started the next book. It’s back to a bit more of a heavier subject again. This one will be hard to write I think. Without giving anything away I will have to imagine some pretty sad emotions and I’m not looking forward to that, but if I can pull it off it should be great.
Regular readers (you lovely people you) of this blog will know this has been one of the most wonderful and also the most devastating years of my life. We were finally blessed with our little bundle of attitude Holly, who is THE most fantastic thing to ever happen to me. She is however not the best sleeper (by a country mile) so I am a sleep deprived zombie at the best of times. Then we lost my beautiful mother suddenly in April aged only 58. I miss her every day in every way. I am so ANGRY at all the things she is missing out on. So with everything that’s been happening, to finally achieve my lifelong dream of being a published author not once, not twice, but THREE times is just incredible. I am very proud of myself.
Ok, so here is the link to the book on Amazon for to check it out and see what you think I’m not sure why it’s teensy tiny but I can’t seem to make it any bigger. Hopefully this works (thanks Misha!) and you should be able to click on the cover and it will take you to Amazon. If you do happen to buy it and read it PLEASE feel free to leave a review – I will love you forever ♥
I am so sorry for the month without a word from me! That is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging, but it’s just been one of those months.
The new book is finished - phew! Now I’m just trying to edit it and get it ready to publish. I hope to have it done by this weekend. Here is the official cover…
A month of firsts, is the best way to describe it I guess. Some good, some not so good. We had my mothers birthday to get through, as well as my own (and twin sisters.) These were sad occasions without mum. I’m not crying quite as much these days but when it hits it hits hard
However one bright spot has been that a couple of weeks ago Holly turned ONE! I know! where has the time gone??? Here are some pics from her birthday. We had a lovely low key backyard affair with just close family, some drinks and nibbles.
Ok will write more soon but need to get Holly into bed xx
at the local Writers club’s monthly meeting. They called after the story in the Weekender and asked if I would come along and talk about my publishing journey, as a lot of their members were interested in self publishing. So I agreed and was fine right up until about an hour before when the nerves hit and I nearly chickened out! I’m not big on public speaking, but I’d made a promise so I went along and babbled about my experiences thus far, and they asked lots of questions and mercifully it was all over in about 25 minutes. Phew. Then I went and had an ice cream because I’d earned it
Also, and I can’t believe this, Holly is going to be ONE this month!!! Where has the last year gone??? People tell you to enjoy every moment because they grown so fast, and it’s true. It’s absolutely true. My baby is now becoming a little girl and it’s so sad to say goodbye to those baby days of her Ah feck it, I’m going to start bawling if I carry on. So here is a gorgeous pic of my little munchkin ♥
The other weekend my family and a couple of lifelong friends of mum and dads got together at the farm and we dug a memorial garden for mum. Dad designed it. It has mostly beautiful little weeping cherry trees (that only grow a couple of metres tall) and some other trees that dad says come next autumn will look amazing. He’s also going to plant bulb flowers around the trees, and buy a bench seat for the front where people can sit and reflect on their memories of mum. Here are some shot from the day to share with you
I’m talking reviews here. Please if you’ve read the new book, When Stars Collide, can you pop over to amazon and leave a quick review? (only needs to be twenty words or so, nothing fancy) I need one more to submit to be featured on the enewsreader website that Mark told me about and that helped me sell so many copies of Charlie and Pearl.