Friday, November 25, 2011

COVENANT #1 in Bookseller's Fiction Heatseeker list!

I'm delighted to announce that having hit the Bookseller's Fiction Heatseeker list at Number 3 after only a few days' worth of sales, COVEVANT has now soared into the Number 1 spot!

The list is for 'rising stars' who have yet to chart in the official Bookseller's Top 50. As COVENANT has only been on the UK's shelves for fourteen days it's a huge achievement and I'm absolutely thrilled with how well my debut novel is doing!

There will be much celebrating tonight!! :o)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Get in!!

In awesome news received this afternoon, COVENANT has hit No.26 in the Sunday Times Paperback bestseller chart! It's a fabulous result for me, made all the more exciting by the fact that above me in the list are Christmas specials, celebrity books and global best-selling authors such as Clive Cussler, Lee Child, David Baldacci and Michael Connelly. Even Peter James is only a few places ahead. All of these authors have huge fan bases and long back-lists of titles - yet COVENANT is my debut!!

Simon & Schuster have done a fabulous job of launching me in the UK, and I'm incredibly fortunate to find myself so high on the bestseller lists so early in my career.

It is possible that I may drink some alcohol this evening :o)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

UK Publication day!

It's finally here! COVENANT hits the shelves across the UK in all major bookstores and most supermarkets. Fingers crossed that the launch of my debut novel in my home country will set me off to a good start, paving the way for the Ethan Warner series of books.

Best wishes to all my followers and fellow bloggers, and if you've been waiting for your copy of COVENANT, or you've bought it, I hope that you enjoy it!

I'd also like to thank my agent Luigi Bonomi, without whom I wouldn't be typing these words, and my publishers Simon & Schuster and Touchstone USA, who have done so much to promote my debut novel. Today, I'm pretty sure I'm the happiest author on the planet :o)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Win a signed copy of COVENANT!

Covenant has been named CBS Action Channel's Book of the Month!! As well as running adverts on their Sky channel, CBS Action are giving readers the chance to win a signed copy of my novel. Details below, and watch out for those adverts on the TV!!

Monday, November 07, 2011

UK Publication week!

It's here! Finally, after what feels like several decades, COVENANT is due for release in the UK this Thursday. After great launches in both Australia and the United States, this is still the 'big' one for me, my debut novel on my home turf.

Watch out for it in all major stores and supermarkets, as it's going to be everywhere! It's the WHSmith TRavel Read of the Week; a WHS Great Read Guaranteed promotion title; A Tesco 'Books We Love' title; Amazon are running a promotional e-mail campaign, and Sainsbury's and Asda are promoting it as a 'chart' title.

Finally, I'd like to thank everybody who has followed my blog since it began about five years ago, long before I had an agent or publisher, and was writing in my spare time ( when I had any! ). I know many of my followers are aspiring authors themselves, and I'll mention again that my debut's publication just proves that it CAN happen to you, just like it happened to me. Stick with it.