Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Marking milestones as a writer

Every so often you have a lovely milestone as a writer - about an hour ago, I received my 100th review on Amazon for The Pygmy Dragon. It's entitled, "Spellbinding" and says, "I fell in love with Pip and all the other characters. Suspenseful. Anyone who loves fantasy and dragons will fall in love with this book." Thank you Patricia Wilson! You rock!

75 of the 100 reviews for The Pgymy Dragon are 5*, making it one of the 3 best-rated fantasy books in
its bestseller category on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/…/7006…/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_6_last - where Pygmy Dragon is #26) - a category that Aranya (#19), Shadow Dragon (#20) and The Girl who Sang with Whales (#79) also appear in, and where I'm privileged to share space with big-name writers like Christopher Paolini (Eragon - #2, #4), Phillip Pullman (The Golden Compass - #4, also #23 and #25) and lesser-known but excellent authors like Krista Wayment (Trusted - Dragon's Trust Book #1) and Jess E. Owen - I am reading her Song of the Summer King at the moment. It's awesome.

I love to celebrate milestones like this - because there are also milestones which are not so enjoyable, along the way. So grab the moments while you can and savour them, and thank you to all the fans who have read and enjoyed The Pygmy Dragon so far! Thanks to 100 awesome reviewers who have made this milestone possible. I hope to have the sequel out late in the summer / early autumn 2015 so look out for that one!

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