Now, having said that, I bet you are so excited to get to reading! Ha ha!
Authors pour their hearts and souls (and energy and free time and nerves and everything else) into their work. I haven't always known that, but I do now. It's not easy to create another world and then not only write it all down but follow through even when you receive criticism, and when no one seems to understand, and when your book doesn't instantly (or ever) become a bestseller.
And yet, my recent experiences with writing and publishing...I wouldn't trade them for the world. I have discovered things about myself I never knew, and I am immensely proud of the characters I have created and the literary world I have shaped. I know there is a chance you will think what I am about to say sounds smug, but it's not really.
The fact is - I love Abigail Phelps, Scenes From Highland Falls, and Two Thousand Years. I do. Especially Scenes From Highland Falls if I am being truthful. They are not only books I wrote, they are books I love to read. I love Abby, and I am Team Cute Blonde Boy all the way. But I also love Sergei and the way he keeps Abby grounded. I love John and the bond that he and Abby share, which goes deeper than circumstance and deeper than what anyone else can see. I love Alec and Avery and the way they have to cast aside their brilliance in order to understand Abby. And yes, I love Chris. I love the way that Chris and Abby drive each other insane, and yet they both kind of love that they drive each other insane. And I love the way that they each know they have ruined the other person, and themselves, over their irrational love for each other, and yet the wouldn't have it any other way. I LOVE THAT.
But see, it's not smug for me to say that because I should love what I write. I'm not one of those authors who writes something for the money, or the fame, or just to see how much they can get published. And don't get me wrong - many of them are good enough writers that they can get away with that, and even the stuff they don't care much about is better than anything I could ever write. But that's not who I am. Abigail Phelps has been a labor of love, start to finish. And now, I just want people to read it.
Scenes From Highland Falls and Two Thousand Years are Amazon Kindle Countdown Deals this week only. Right now, the price is rock bottom but it will go up a little bit all week, and next Sunday November 10, the price will be back to normal. I will not make a ton of money off of these sales. That's not what it's about.
I wrote a series of books which I believe should be read.
Will you please help me spread the word? I feel like this is my chance to bring these books to the attention of people who will enjoy them.
That's what it's about.