Now, before you say I look very mature for my age, I'm talking about my Author Birthday of course. Three years ago, my Debut novel, Lure of the Blood released, and I had to giggle, looking back at the blog post I made then.
You can find it HERE.
I still get just as excited three years on when I release a book, and there have been a few....at the last count I have 45 books out, 3 are coming soon, and if I count the two that I got my rights back for, and need to decide what to do with, then that's a grand total of 50 books in three years.
Excuse me, while I go and have a lie down
Not really, am far too excited for sleep, and besides I know that I am incredibly fortunate to be able to do something I love doing, and what's more, you, my lovely readers continue to enjoy my stories.
Every e-mail I get, every message on Facebook, every review, or shout out really does make me smile, and hitting those bestseller lists makes me grin even more.
So, this post is a great big THANK YOU!
Thank you to my family for putting up with me when I'm too distracted by the voices in my head to remember the simplest things.
Thank you to my readers, you rock. I must give a special mention here to my reader group, The RavDor Chicks! <3
Thank you to my publishers, who continue to believe in my stories.
Thank you to the cover artists, for my awesome covers. I love them all, and I'm rather in awe of the talent required to make my inane ramblings on the cover art request form into a thing of beauty.
Thank you to my editors. I continue to learn with every edit, and I'm so grateful you don't despair of me completely when my heroes growl too much. *grins and winks at Karyn*
Thank you to my crit group UCW, who have been with me every step of the way.
Thank you to my fellow Authors, who welcomed a clueless newbie with open arms. I've made some great friends over the last three years. You know who you are!
And last but by no means least a very special thank you to Raven McAllan. Not only is she a fantastic author herself, she has also become a true member of my family, and I would be lost without her red pen, when she 'redits' my manuscripts before submission.
This has turned into somewhat of an Oscar acceptance speech, it seems.
Anyhoo, to mark the occasion I'm having a little giveaway, and here's what you can win.
Swag Pack #1
Swag Pack #2
Swag Pack #3
I'm also giving away some e-books.
For extra entries into the draw please leave me a comment and tell me which type of hero you like best.
Have a great weekend, lovely peeps.