So today I’m probably pulling an all-nighter in anticipation of the election (one of my clients’ races starts at 5AM my time), but not only is today Election Day, it’s also my first book birthday! One year ago, on a Sunday night, a nervous 21-year-old uploaded her novel on to Kindle. In order to keep myself from obsessively refreshing the page on the back end of Kindle, I went out with friends to iHop.
And continued to refresh the page on my phone there until Amazon said it was live.
Now, I have a second book out, and I’m in the middle of working on the third one. I don’t remember the exact moment where I realized I wanted to be a published author, but I do remember the moment I realized I wanted to be an indie author.
Now, years later, I’m an indie author, and I’m still going strong. To celebrate my first book birthday, I’m giving away two sets of my books. You’ll get a copy of The Assassin and a copy of Double Played.
In terms of my life in the past year, I feel like everything has changed (and I’ll talk about that more next week), but one thing that hasn’t changed? My love of writing and telling these stories. The thrill I get when I approach a big scene. The 100+ index cards that I use to plot a book out. It’s the details in making the story that brings me back every time, so I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.
A few notes on the giveaway: It’s only open to U.S. residents, and it’ll end on Sunday, November 20th.