Hello there! I know, I haven’t written a blog post in forever, but a lot has been going on lately. Seriously, I’ve been busy!
In the first place, my blog got a well-needed makeover. Did you notice? What do you think? I’m still working out a few kinks, so if you see anything funky (and no, I’m not taking about the wrinkles in my neck in my new Welcome Page photo), please let me know.
Oh, and did you see that picture over to the right? The one that looks like a book with a picture of my legs on it? What do you mean you know for a fact that those are most certainly not my legs? Rude! They could be. (With several hundred hours of photo shopping and air brushing.)
If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m talking about this:
In case you haven’t heard, I wrote a book. As you can see it’s called Frosted Cowboy and it came out on February 8th. As I write this it sits at 54,118 in sales out of over one million books on Amazon, which means it’s in the top 5% of their sales. That practically makes it a bestseller! (Number 54,188 with a bullet!)
What? No again? You people are terrible. First you tell me I have fat legs, then you tell me my book’s not a bestseller. I’m going to have to stop listening to you. Or are those just the voices in my head?
Anyway… Moving on…
If you’re interested (and you should be, it’s hilarious), you can buy it here. If you’ve already bought it, thank you so much. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.
And if you did (or do) buy it can I ask you one more favor? (I know, so greedy!) Would you mind leaving a review on Amazon? Reviews on Amazon are so important. To make a long story about the Amazon alogrithm short, the more reviews a book has, the more people will see it and the better chance it has of being purchased. (Number 40,000 with a bullet anyone? Who hoo!)
Also, I wrote a little novella. It’s a prequel to Frosted Cowboy called Love on the Rocks (With Salt). The eBook version is free. That’s right FREE! You can get it here.
I’ve also started a monthly newsletter. Well, I’m starting a monthly newsletter. If all goes according to plan the first issue should come out next week. (Key word: should) It’s called Live… Laugh… Love and will include a short slice-of-life story (I promise to keep it short) that will make you laugh (I hope) and a recommendation for something I absolutely love. Hint: it will probably be a book. (And no, not one of mine!)
As a bonus for signing up, you get to read another (super) short story in the Frosted Cowboy series. (Yes, I really did just say that, Frosted Cowboy series.) It’s called Tequilla Slammer. You can get it delivered to your inbox by signing up for my mailing list here.
So, that about sums it up. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. I’ve had amazing support and encouragement from my family and friends for which I am forever grateful. And I have to say it’s a pretty incredible feeling when your dream of having a book published come true.
12 thoughts on “Frosted Cowboy (and Other Things)”
I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE YOUR FROSTED COWBOY SERIES AND I LOVE YOUR REAL LEGS.
HA! Well, they get me where I need to go, so I guess I should be nicer to them! 🙂
Indeed I am one of the lucky gals who is already subscribed to your newsletter. So please send me Tequila Slammer! Yay!
Charlene, I’m so proud and envious of you at the same time!
Amaaaaaazing accomplishments! Makes me want to get off my ass.
And I’m enjoying Frosted Cowboy!! Can’t wait to review it!
xxxx Love from Me.
Can’t wait to read your review. I hope you are loving Laney.
You are one funny lady 🙂 Congrats!
Thanks so much Vicki! (And BTW – so are you!) 🙂
You. Are. Perfect. ❤
Just signed up for your newsletter. Two questions. What is the image url field for? Also, is that your address that appears when you sign up (and do you want it to appear)? 🙂
And … YAY! Still excited for you. I know books lose momentum and it’s hard, but it’s still an amazing accomplishment and can have a longer shelf life than it seems after that first rush.
Was that encouraging? It’s meant to be encouraging. 🙂
Thanks for signing up. That image url field is there for me being technologically handicapped. (Is that an okay, PC thing to say?) Basically I was trying to add an image to the top, added that, and now can’t figure out how to get rid of it. Sigh… (Note to self: Move mailing list management to top of list!) And no, that is not my real address. (Shhhh.) But mailchimp required me to give an address so I made one up. (I mean, I kind of live on Cabernet Way, if you know what I mean!) 🙂
And yes, very encouraging.