Last October, I published a book. It was called A Hidden Fire. For a few readers, it was anticipated. I had been posting teasers and bits of it on my blog for a while. I had written about my journey in independent publishing and my reasons for taking this path. So, from the beginning, there have been some very dedicated readers who have followed me on this crazy ride.
Earlier this week, I published the fourth and final book in this small series, A Fall of Water. I could never have anticipated the response that it would bring. Readers e-mailing me to tell me how much they were looking forward to it. Tweets. Facebook posts. Blog posts and forum threads. Offers of home-baked pecan pies in return for early copies of the book. (You know who you are.) It was incredibly flattering.
When I sold a modest number of books in October, I was grateful. But this response—the response of so many—to the last Elemental Mysteries book and news of an expanded series set in this world. This response has been more than I could have hoped for nine months ago.
Your response, your encouragement, your reviews and your continued support of this series are amazing. Life-changing in ways you could not possibly realize. Thank you for making this release for A Fall of Water my best release yet.
As a thank you, I’m unlocking the prologue to Carwyn’s book, Building From Ashes, which will be released this winter. No, I don’t have a more specific date than that, but I promise I will let you know when I do.
Thank you for buying my books, thank you for reviewing, thank you for telling your friends. Happy readers are my best advertising. You rock.
Thank you for reading,