A month later, "Someone Always Loved You" was born. Once it was complete, I knew it was special and I looked for an agent. I failed. Miserably. And to be honest, I gave up on writing.
Years later, my husband put the book online as a kindle book. Every now and then he would check on it. "You sold A book," he'd say. I'd smile and that would be that.
More years later, I left my decade long career in radio to stay home with my newborn little girl (with another that would come several years after that). A year after her birth I ventured out into the writing world again. First with freelance writing and eventually with fiction writing again.
I self-published "Someone Always Loved You" into paperback form because I still believed it was special. But I never did really market it much.
Once I started to see a little success in the fiction writing world, I noticed that amazon actually made a DEPOSIT to my account instead of the constant debits from the books and stuff I buy. I was confused at first, then I realized it was from "Someone Always Loved You." The amount was somewhere in the neighborhood of $30.
I looked into it. The book was for sale for .99. That meant that I got about .30 per copy. Which meant that the book had to sell like 100 copies in order for me to get $30. Wait, what?!
The month after that was the same and so was the month after that. Reviews started piling up. The book was catching on! I couldn't have been more thrilled.
Now that I have publishing contracts and new books set to be released this winter and beyond, I decided it was finally time. Time to promote this thing! Time to let people know about the novel that is STILL closest to my heart, though I've written SO much more since I wrote "Someone Always Loved You."
My goal with this book is that it touch people's lives the way it touched mine. In a time when I needed writing, but didn't recognize it. If it brings readers half the joy it's brought me, I'm happy!
And so a few months ago I organized a blog tour for the book, something that is usually done when a book is first released. Better late than never, right? The blog tour runs August 1-15 and each day, I will feature a quote from the book on my own blog and facebook page as well as hopefully details about the blog where you can read more about the book. The complete schedule of which blogs I will visit and when is on the front of my website.
I hope you enjoy this tour. I hope it brings more people to "Someone Always Loved You." I hope those people enjoy the book even a fraction as much as I enjoyed writing it!