My anniversary as a published author is just around the corner. My very first novel, ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS, released into the world for the first time October 23, 2007.
But 2006 was when everything started really happening for me. It was a huge year, very exciting, very scary. My awesome agent (the brilliant Scott Miller) was shopping my novel to New York publishers. I placed a couple of short stories. I was part of a stellar line-up on an award-winning blog called Murderati.
It’s amazing to look back on that year. I’m so glad I was a regular blogger, because I’m not much of a journaler, and the blog gives me a week-by-week snapshot of all the exciting things that happened those first couple of years.
Now, I have 18 novels under my belt, and a wad of short stories. I co-write with Catherine Coulter, and co-host a literary television show. I’m writing standalones on my own—my ultimate goal—and I’ve started a publishing house for my fiction that doesn’t fit in with my traditionally published work.
Which is why I’m writing this post.
Over the years, many people have asked if they could have a print version of my shorts. I’m so thrilled to be able to offer this option at last.
Today, my very first print novel through Two Tales Press is available. It’s aptly named THE FIRST DECADE, and represents my most popular and personal favorite short stories written over the past ten years.
It also has two brand-new, never-before-seen stories that I wrote expressly for this collection. Plus, it’s a delight to have my best work over the past ten years in one place, in a tangible, physical book. Because we all love that new book smell, right?
THE FIRST DECADE is available through all your favorite retailers, and with any luck, your local independent bookstore as well.
(though you will have to ask them to order it for you) We are partnering with several stores where you’ll be able to get copies (more on that later).
I hope you’ll grab this one today, and spread the news to your friends as well.
Buy the Print Book
Download the ebook
Thank you for always supporting me and my writing. You mean the world to me!