Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the past week while my first novel, The Condemned, has gone on sale and the experience of it all.
The show of support that I have gotten from family and friends as well as friends of friends, many of whom I do not know personally, has been overwhelming and humbling. It has been heartwarming to see everyone posting / reposting about the book and to see many people confirming that they ordered copies or in some cases sending me pictures of them holding or receiving it, has been moving.
My publisher, Fulton Books, has been a joy to work with and I am so grateful for their guidance and support. Because of them, they were able to get my book distributed through Ingram, which has led to global visibility of my novel. I have seen the book on sales on sites in Denmark, Canada, Turkey, England and Russia. There may be more, but I haven’t found them yet, but to know that my book has been made available globally is exciting.
This brings me to the bit that I am admittedly anxious about. Initial reactions. Now Dana and I have discussed over and over that simply reaching this point is the achievement and I agree with that whole-heartedly. However, as someone who creates, not only do I want people to experience what I created, but I want them to like it. Now I know that there will be some people who just don’t like my story, I am prepared for that; however, my hope is that people who like horror, like what I have written. By that I mean that I hope a majority of horror fans read my story and say, this was a good story.
That being said, I am eagerly awaiting the first set of ratings and reviews on the book, but I am preparing myself to take them them with a grain of salt. Until then, I remain humbly yours, a writer of stories hopping to share them with the world.
Take care and have a great weekend. 😁