So today I became a published author…Posted: October 9, 2014
Wow, that’s a pretty crazy title for a blog post. If you’d told me a few years ago that I’d be writing that today, I’d have laughed in your face. Well, maybe not in your face, because that’s kind of rude, but I definitely would’ve laughed.
And yet, today Isla’s Inheritance, my debut novel, hits the digital streets.
(For those of you that are wondering whether there will be a paperback — the answer is that there will be, but I don’t have a release date at this stage. Watch this space, because you can bet your entire book collection that I’ll be telling everyone. Loudly. And posting pictures of myself fondling a copy. Uh huh.)
The book blitz kicks off this Sunday. More than 70 blogs have signed up for the tour, which is pretty humbling. If you come across any of them, please show them your love from me. Bloggers love comments. We go crazy for them! 🙂
If you’re wondering where to buy my little urban fantasy, I’ve made a page with all of the links. As I write this Amazon US and Barnes & Noble still have the book as listed for preorder, but it should be available there in a few hours — it’s just that it’s not technically 9 October in the US yet . I’ll also edit the linked page to add other buy links as I find them — I figured that way it’s all listed somewhere central rather than in a blog post that will vanish into the ether.
Now, because it’s my release day I’m going to take a moment to give an Oscar speech. Because, for an occupation that is seen as a solo endeavour, writing sure involves a lot of people. If it weren’t for the following, Isla’s Inheritance wouldn’t be in your hand — or e-reader — today.
To Peter, my alpha reader , thank you for your initial feedback, moral support and those invaluable brainstorming sessions. I couldn’t have done it without you. To my beta readers, Mikey, Chynna-Blue and Ali, you’re the best—I owe you all chocolate. To my parents, Lorraine and Fred, thank you for not trying to talk me out of studying writing at university, even though you probably should have! And finally a big thanks to the rest of my support team: Craig, Cass, the Aussie Owned and Read girls and the BC09 crew. Mwah!
Thank you also to the team at Turquoise Morning Press, especially the amazing Shelby. First she believed in my book enough to champion it, and then she helped me level up my writing. (Please imagine the World of Warcraft levelling up sound here. It’s sort of like a clash of symbols.) I’m truly thankful to have such a great editor.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go back to hyperventilating quietly in the corner.