I am amazed and thrilled by the response to yesterday’s announcement that my newest book, Big Lake Blizzard, had been published on Amazon. Within the first 24 hours it had sold 140 copies and its Amazon Best Sellers Rank was #1,334 Paid in the overall Kindle store, #27 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals, and #31 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Police Procedurals. Thank you all for your support. I hope you enjoy the book and that you will tell your friends about it, and will consider leaving a review on Amazon once you finish it.
I have to admit that, while I did get some work done on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, a lot of time yesterday was spent promoting the book on Facebook and Twitter, answering congratulatory e-mails from readers, and checking my sales stats and ranking. I guess it’s like having a new baby, you’re so proud of it that you just can’t stop talking about it and looking at it!
While I was having a wonderful day yesterday, not everybody was. Blog reader Mike Miller sent me this picture he saw somewhere. Ouch! How does one get into that situation anyway?
Of course, just because I was goofing off didn’t mean that life doesn’t go on. The spring that controls the flush pedal on our Sealand toilet broke, so I made a quick trip to Desert RV Supplies just around the corner and bought a replacement spring cartridge kit. It took Miss Terry all of about ten minutes to install the new one and put everything back together.
About 4:30 we drove over to Countryside RV Resort in Apache Junction to pick up Greg and Jan, and we went to Los Gringos Locos, Terry’s favorite local Mexican restaurant, for dinner. Greg and Jan had never been there before and were really impressed.
We sat around talking for a while after dinner, then drove a couple of miles up the Apache Trail to show them the Elks lodge, which has dry camping for traveling Elks members. There were only a couple of RVs there this late in the season, but during the winter it can get crowded. The setting sun turned the Superstition Mountains a beautiful rose color.
With Terry’s dad’s surgery scheduled for Friday, she will be spending most of this week going back and forth to medical appointments and pre-op checkups with her parents. Today through Friday looks to be very busy for her. I will use the time to start laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. And yeah, I’ll probably sneak a peek at my book sales now and then.
Thought For The Day – Sure you can trust the government. Just ask an Indian.