It’s been three days since the launch party for my first full length novel Angel Manor, and it’s been a roller coaster ride.
I want to thank everyone who in the past few days has shown my their support by buying my book, sharing the links, talking about my writing, putting reviews up on Amazon and Goodreads… you people are truly amazing, and I’m humbled by your kindness.
For the first time I got to see my book have that little orange tag with #1 bestseller. I know it was in a sub-sub-sub category. You know, the kind that says kindle >horror > haunted house > on a solstice > with naked nuns.
I won’t be going around telling people I’m a bestselling author quite yet, but in all fairness, I did quite well in those first two days. The initial hype has died down a bit, but the book is still doing okay.
The launch party was utter madness. Thanks to one of my Facebook friends, Matty-Bob, people started dressing up as nuns and taking selfies. It damn near went viral, and I saw nuns popping up everywhere, even among friends of friends. I can’t tell you how much that pleased me. The best comment was when someone said:"Is this the new ice-bucket challenge? The Lucifer Falls challenge? Are we all expected to dress up as nuns now."
The party was an absolute hoot. I may have covered my eyes a few times and whispered ‘we’re all going to hell’, but I can’t remember the last time I laughed as loud as I did. The tears were running down my cheeks.
It was rewarding to see my book having such a moment of success. In both sales and attention. The work we put in this book has been incredible, so this felt extremely rewarding.
I felt so loved, appreciated and special. The reviews and the feedback I’ve gotten so far have been really good, so I can’t help but hope that it will continue in this fashion.
Thanks again everyone. You’ve really made this author extremely happy.