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Win A Signed First Edition Of On the Island!

  • November 29, 2012

Yesterday, Amy at IndieReader sent me a link to a feature on their site about first editions, specifically those from formerly self-published authors whose books were picked up by major publishers. You can read it here.

I have a whole box of the first edition of On the Island and while they’re certainly valuable to me (sentimentally speaking), I’m not sure how valuable I think they are from a monetary standpoint. However, in the interest of getting them out of my dining room I thought I would share them with you.

I’m giving away 15 signed copies of On the Island. The ones that look like this:


PunchTab will start accepting entries at noon tomorrow! For extra entries, you can like my Facebook author page, tweet about the giveaway, or follow me on Twitter.

What I’m Thankful For This Year

  • November 22, 2012

Hello everyone,

I hit a pretty big milestone last year at this time: A couple of days before Thanksgiving, I sold my 1,000th copy of On the Island. I was still working my day job in human resources at Wells Fargo and my co-workers rang a cow bell to celebrate (we were always pretty noisy, in general, so this was not as disruptive as you might imagine it to be). 

I was thankful for those 1,000 sales. Eternally, unbelievably thankful. I’d read all the statistics: most self-published authors are lucky if they manage to sell 100 books. I’d already surpassed that and daily sales were starting to trend upward. I had no idea what the next six months would bring, but I was having a blast and connecting with readers all over the world.

As most of you already know, things got a whole lot better and I was able to make the transition to full-time writer. And to show you how thankful I am, I’d like to give one of you the gift of reading (or more specifically, a new Kindle Paperwhite with free 3G and Wi-Fi).

In the comments, tell me what you’re thankful for. And please know that I am truly thankful for you.

Happy Thanksgiving!!



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