Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting the Grayslake Public Library and doing a little program on my journey toward publication for the patrons. It was SUCH a nice evening, largely due to the wonderful friends who showed up to support me, the library staff's incredible sense of organization and the tremendous spread of treats brought in by both the librarians AND my friends! OMG the chocolate!! Plus, it was really wonderful to have a chance to meet some new readers and aspiring writers. Here's wishing all of them the best as they work toward this dream... Quite a wild adventure it can be!
Today, the online magazine Single Minded Women featured an excerpt from According to Jane on their "Books and Bonbons" page! It was delightful to come across that online :).
Finally, I've been getting emails from friends about this all week and have been obsessively keeping an eye on it myself...but the Kindle version of According to Jane has been popping up on some Amazon lists lately. It's shown up with different rankings between #2 and #97 just today, depending on the category, but the fact that it's been in the Top 100 at all has been pretty exciting! So fascinating to watch it slide around...
It's updated hourly, so I don't expect it'll stay in this position indefinitely (although I wouldn't complain!), but at this moment, my debut novel is at #2 on the contemporary/romance list, far lower on the regular bestseller list (I just can't catch that Dan Brown!) and in a whole bunch of slots in between. To all of those readers out there who've bought the book this week in ANY format, THANK YOU!!
Hope you all have a great rest of the week and a relaxing Columbus Day Weekend :).