What a year, what a decade. Had someone told me at the beginning of 2010, that within five years, I’d start writing my first novel, let alone publish three books, and become an award-winning novelist, I would have laughed in their face, and checked for a pulse.
Yet, here we are. The end of 2019 is nigh, and it appears I’m ending it with a bang. I just received an email on the last day of the year, that my debut novel, Last Exit to Montauk, is the 1st Place Winner, Multicultural Category from TopShelf Magazine, and International Publication, with over 50,000 visitors, 250,000 views, and millions of hits every month. What a way to end the year and the decade!!
This year alone, I’ve traveled across the United States, promoting my books, meeting new fans, and visiting with old friends and family. What a Blessed Year it’s been. I am so very thankful for all The Lord has provided my family and me, even the ability to have my youngest son’s wisdom tooth pulled on the last day of the year/decade, the Yang to my 1st Place Win Yin, I suppose.
To everyone whom I had a chance to see this year, thank you for your friendship and hospitality. I am so looking forward to the new year and decade and seeing where The Lord will lead this burgeoning scribe.
My next novel, Searching for Sarah, comes out in the Spring of 2020. My publisher and I are in the process of editing and getting it ready for prime time. A select few have read a rough draft and provided me with tremendous feedback, which again, I appreciate. I hope you’ll all enjoy the final version, and remember to post your reviews online.
Lastly, I wish all of you a Safe and Happy New Year!! May the Lord Bless and Keep Every One of You!!
See you next year!!
Last Exit to Montauk: Link to Purchase
The Captain & the Queen: Link to Purchase