Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Looking Back at 2012

What a wonderful year 2012 has been for me! Despite my struggles and those of so many others here and around the world, good fortune also sent smiles my way.

Home By Morning was released on Christmas Eve in 2011, so most of its sales took place in 2012. In fact, thanks to my wonderful readers, it sold so well that by March the figure exceeded 100,000 copies! I knew nothing about this. Although I watch daily sales, I'm not very good at keeping track on spreadsheets, etc., so it wasn't until last month that I learned of its success when Amazon named me among twelve other authors who had achieved the same level of distinction. I discovered it when I received this handsome award from them--I think of it as a literary gold record. I am honored and grateful.

In July, the next book in the series, Home By Nightfall, hit the cyber shelves  and my readers embraced it as well. However, there was some confusion among those who didn't realize it was part of a series. Each book stands on its own, but of course for the full experience I guess, it would be best to read Home By Morning first. Readers will learn why some characters from the first novel had to be dispensed with in the second.

Now I'm hard at work on my next project. I'll have more news about that in the months to come. And I'm pleased to announce that Home By Morning is being translated into German and will be released in Germany this spring. Amazon Publishing has been busy developing their presence in Europe, which is really exciting.

In addition, the first title of my backlist to be translated into Spanish will be making its appearance in the next few weeks. I just received the file last night. I need to arrange for e-pub formatting and having a cover designed. So Harper's Bride will now also be available as La Senora Harper through all my usual outlets. As soon as I have a cover I'll post it here and on Facebook.

Now I'm off to make cookies--yes, I actually bake sometimes--and put the cat's new furniture together. We'll talk again soon!