I’d stopped checking the charts on Smoky Mountain Dreams when it fell to #15 over the weekend. I figured the book had played out and I was okay with that, pretty pleased actually with how it had been received.
I woke up this morning to a text from a friend alerting me to this:
I think my reply was, “Holy shit!!!” LOL. But guys, really, this is so unexpected! Thank you to all the readers who have taken a chance on me this year. Between Training Season, The River Leith, and now Smoky Mountain Dreams, I feel like readers have gone on a huge journey of trust with me and I’m honored and thrilled to find that so many believe the books won’t let them down. That’s something I treasure and feel so much gratitude for. <3 THANK YOU!
In important news, Ferguson is happening, protests are happening, and my book is small, small potatoes in the face of it. Still, I needed to say thanks. A book is nothing without readers–you let the characters live in you. <3