CRY FEAR has been out for four days now and the response to it has been amazing. I'm really quite overwhelmed. I've written for a long time now but CRY FEAR was the first book I wrote knowing people would read it. Not only that but I knew lots of people loved CRY HAVOC and I wanted to deliver something that would live up to their expectations. It was a great weight to write under and caused more than one false start.
I took time out to write a short novella, CRY WITCH, just as a way of lessening the pressure I was feeling before finishing CRY FEAR in quite a burst. I really enjoyed the way it came together in the end and was happy with the end result. But there was still that nagging doubt at the back of my mind that said "Is it any good?"
I know it's the doubt that will always push me on, to write better, to create the most exciting stories that I can.
It's a huge relief to see the reviews and ratings come in and near universal approval. Thank you one and all for buying my books, sharing your opinions and giving me a career I love.
Wow. It's been a crazy few weeks since I last updated this blog. Some amazing things have happened in that time - stuff I can't talk about but which is all kinds of crazy cool. All I can say is if you work hard and don't give up, your dreams can come true.
CRY FEAR will be on sale in a couple of weeks. It's up for pre-order now at an Amazon store near you. I hope everyone likes it. Jack and Lin are definitely in for a tough time. This is the final cover. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and love how the three books look so far in the series.
In other news, I'm just short of my 20,000 download of my books. That should happen in the next day or so. It's been a year since I first self-published SWITCHBLADE. Back then I got excited at selling 5 copies in a month!
Being an indie or self-publishing was something I'd never considered up until I heard an episode of the BESTSELLER EXPERIMENT and it opened up my eyes to what was possible. Now I love it. I love the speed of it all, the control but most of all I love the community of writers and readers. After working in advertising, it's so refreshing to be mixing with decent people who want everyone to succeed!