I know it’s been a little while, but the end of the school year caught up with me. I was also getting ready to sell my book and some felting I’ve been working on at our local Art in the Park — an annual event here in Kamloops on Canada Day. It was super fun. Here’s a picture from my booth.
Working on Betrayed
As much as I love Antigone, I am finding that I need a break from her, so I am going to spend the next little while working on another novel I have in the works called Betrayed (working title). This one is most definitely aimed at adults and is about Clytemnestra, who is the sister of Helen of Troy and was married to Agamemnon (the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War). She’s an interesting character who is villianized in most of ancient literature because she took a consort while her husband was away at the Trojan War, then killed him upon his return. But, she does have her reasons… Her story has a lot of fantastic avenues to explore. Read more →
Yesterday was Prophecy‘s last day enrolled in KDP Select. I had it in Select, which is a 90 day exclusivity with Amazon for the digital copy of the book, to see how it would go and because this is my first book and I thought it would help get it out there. I find it difficult to tell if it was worth it or not. I used my 5 promotional days as free days and did give away hundreds of copies of my book, but I think it will take time to see if that amounted to anything (I will write another blog post about how that went).
But now I’ve decided not to renew KDP Select and to go wide, so I am getting it back up on Smashwords today, which means that Prophecy will be available all over, on iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc over the next few days.
Prophecy is on its last free day with Amazon. This has been very exciting for me — seeing hundreds of people download it and watching it creep up in the ranks. Today I even woke up to find Prophecy #1 on several bestseller lists! It’s on top in Historical Fiction Fantasy and Greek and Roman Myth and Legend (in the US and Canada).