Happy THIRD Blog-O-Versary Month to Romancingthegenres.blogspot.com! And thank you so much for inviting me back.
Wow, are you sure it has been three years already?
The last time I posted here, I talked about how I had been writing for twenty years, signed with two agents, finaled six times in Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart competition and still hadn’t made a sale. And then in 2011, I decided to self-publish the first book I had ever written—Return of the Rose—and my life changed in an instant!
Since that time, I have been on a super exciting indie author roller coaster. I signed with Thomas & Mercer in 2012 and then again, for three more books, in 2013. I am now considered a hybrid author and I have sold over one million books!
Book #4 in my bestselling Lizzy Gardner series, OBSESSED by TR Ragan, is available for pre-order now and will be officially released on July 22, 2014.
Let’s see, what have I been up to for the past three years? I was lucky enough to be wined and dined by Amazon. The Huffington Post, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal interviewed me. I joined forces with The Indie Voice, ten USA Today and NY Times bestselling authors. We work together to promote and market one another. One tweet quickly becomes ten tweets. I’ve also been doing a lot of speaking engagements and book signings, and it’s all a blur.
A big lesson I learned after doing a lot of traveling in 2013 for speaking engagements, etc., was that I didn’t have time to do what I love to do…WRITE. Although I will be attending the Romantic Times Convention and the Book Expo of America during the month of May, that’s it for traveling for 2014. For the next few years, I plan to concentrate on doing what I love best—writing!
To celebrate Romancing the Genres third anniversary, I would like to give away the first three books in my bestselling Lizzy Gardner series (Abducted, Dead Weight, & A Dark Mind). All you have to do is leave your email address along with your comment for a chance to win!
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