Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Very Next Day....

Well, there are empty champagne bottles strewn around and the place is a total mess, but what can I say, I’ve got to hand it to you all bloggers and tweeps alike - you absolutely know how to party and ‘Reaching for the Stars’ really did get a fantastic send off yesterday!

By early evening we had stormed though not one but three Top 100 charts on Amazon (okay, I haven’t logged on yet to see where we are this morning) but we cracked the Top 50 at number 49 of the Women Writers Fiction! Yay!!

Click on the image to enlarge the screen shot taken from Amazon yesterday showing Reaching for the Stars in the bestseller chart rankings...!

First off, this morning, I have many many people to thank and the list is rather long.

This is a bit like an Oscar Speech or something - because I’m well aware that I might have written the book on my own - but after that I had an extensive team on board.

I’d like to thank my husband Trav, for his strength, patience and love, and our three wonderful sons. Next, the Writers Scotland Group -  my writerly soul mates of a higher order. Loveahappyending, headed up by the wonderful Linn B Halton and supported by the fabulous Associate Authors, Editors and Readers. Then there is the amazing Team Horton (to whom my book is dedicated) and, in amongst those amazing people on my team is my lovely and clever Editor, Kit Domino.

Special mentions go to Sara Bain, my wonderful friend and ace photographer who absolutely knows how to use lighting, JT Lindroos, my fabulous book cover designer who is so wise and competent.

So as you can see, this is not a lonely effort but one which relies entirely on those who cheer me on, those who offer me advice when it’s needed and yet are always there to party when it’s necessary. Thank you so very much each and every one of you - I love you all!

Before I list all the fabulous party peeps - I’d like to ask you to take a minute to pop over to the lovely Lou Graham’s Blog today. Lou is a very respected book blogger and she was gracious enough to offer to do the very first review of ‘Reaching for the Stars’ (she gave it five stars!) as well as kicking off my ten stop blog tour as my host - where she is interviewing two of the main characters in 'Reaching for the Stars':


Now, if perchance you haven’t got your own copy of Reaching for the Stars at the very special launch price of 95p / $1.48 yet then do grab yourself a bargain copy now. Go on you know you want to... doncha?!

Come back tomorrow to find out:

Who won the fabulous blog / twitter party draw prizes...?
Who's winning the celebrity chef fun blog poll...?
Where I'm appearing next in the Reaching for the Stars fabulous Blog Tour...!

Love, Janice xxx