Goodbye JK, so long EL.
Farewell Mr Koontz and Mr King.
Au revior Janet Evanovich.
Ciao Sophie Kinsella.
It was nice to know you all.
Now, before you all think I’m going to jump of something big and tall, let me just say that I once knew these people. Well, knew might be a slight exaggeration.
Just a touch.
Ok, ok, it’s a lie.
In fact, if you want to get all picky and accurate, they have no clue who I am, we were just listed on the same webpage. But as far as I’m concerned that practically means we’re related. What’s more I didn’t even have to bypass 128-bit security, hack into the operating system of other people’s servers, or resort to blackmail to get there. All it took was a Bookbub ad.
Of course, since I’m making such stratospheric claims, you may be wondering why I haven’t asked you to dinner on my yacht in the Mediterranean, or to ski from my lodge in the Alps. Well, there is a good reason for that. I don’t have a yacht (Mediterranean or otherwise), and my “lodge” is firmly fixed to the flat land of Texas.
You see, as much fun as it was to be on that webpage with Stephen, Sophie, Janet and co, they stayed there. And me? Let’s just say that I’m exploring other positions in the Hot 100. Thousand. Heck, I may even explore a little further.
Whatever happens, it was fun for a few hours. Lots of fun.
But you’ll have to excuse me now, because even if I don’t get the chance to say hello, bonjour, or ciao again – I’ve got another book to write.
And that’s fun, too.
But, you were there, Nigel! You were on the top 100 list with your debut novel.
I found I enjoyed reading your dialog runs so much, I began adding more to my own work. Ciao to digging through the muck-and-mire of my brain cells for fresh (!), stellar (!) dialog cues with each line. It’s fun when I shut up and let the characters speak.
Your book both entertained and taught.
That’s funny, I put in so much speech because I wanted my characters to talk to me, too. I really think that helps. And I’m sure with your sense of humour there will be plenty of snarky commentary 🙂
That was so cool to see, Nigel. As I’m out exploring myself, I’m delighted for you that you got a peek at tall places. Looking forward to sitting up there with you for an extended period and toasting. With water. Because I have to write more books and don’t have time to drink. 🙂
You’re up there in my view anyway. Firelands is brilliant, and I’m looking forward to your new spy thriller.
As for the drinking, I think writers have to do a certain amount, it’s in their contract 🙂
Thanks Chris. Best of luck with the writing, and the police in Houston!
Congrats, Nigel!! 🙂
Thanks Tiff, you know you’re one of the people that helped get me there!
Hey, you were there – that’s what counts! 🙂
I’ve been thinking about Bookbub, but so far I’ve been on the fence about it. Hope it helps with your ongoing sales… and congratulations on being in such heady company. Looking forward to your next book!
I think you would get more benefit, since you have a series which could lead to follow on purchases.
Congratulations Nigel. I just finished reading your book. I enjoyed it quite a bit. My kids are anxious to read it and I will tell you what they think when they are done.
I could use another fun read so get to it!
Hi Jay. Glad you liked it. It was probably the realism that won you over 😉
If you have time a rating or review on Amazon or B&N would be great.