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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Update on my Amish fiction début

If I neglected to say it earlier, allow me to thank everyone for their outstanding show of support for my inaugural romance novel, The Amish Newcomer.

I don't know what the final sales numbers are, but I took some interesting screenshots on its release day.

Here is my Amazon ranking at the beginning of the day:

 
 I tracked the rating throughout the day until they culminated -- in large part thanks to you, my dear readers -- in these delightful statistics:
 

SurvivalBlog also kindly gave me a shout-out, too.


As a result, the book got on Publisher's Weekly top seller list!


 I was also asked to write a piece called "New to Amish Romance?" on Harlequin's blog.

 
 
Now that the dust has settled, it's on to additional projects. My second book, entitled "Amish Baby Lessons," will be released next March (thumbnail artwork only, sorry if it's blurry).
 

And then -- this made me squeal -- on Tuesday I was offered a three-book contract! What's nice is two out of those three books are already written!

So I'm well on my way with this new career. I'm just so tickled to be able to take all of you along for the ride.

12 comments:

  1. I obtained a copy for kindle and enjoyed the story. I look forward to your next one.

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  2. In God’s perfect timing! With no animals and property to care for, you can devote more time to writing.

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  3. Wonderful news about your new book and contract! I loved "The Amish Newcomer". Looking forward to your new book eagerly! Blessings!!!

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  4. Fantastic news. I'm not normally a romance novel reader, just isn't for me. But I bought a copy for my wife who loved it and pestered me until I read it too. I have to say that I completely enjoyed the story and will get your second book when it come out. For my wife of course. LOL

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  5. Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I really enjoyed The Amish Newcomer, and am looking forward to your second -- and third! -- novels.

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  6. Thank you so much for having the 1st book printed in True Large Print. Mom can't read most books anymore, but she was able to read The Amish Newcomer just fine, and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    1. Well, I can't take credit for the True Large Print format, since it's just a Harlequin standard. But I'm glad your mom enjoyed the book!

      - Patrice

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  7. I had forgotten that I got your book on my Kindle. I saw the post and started reading it yesterday....It is wonderful and I am almost done reading it...Looking forward to your new books coming...Blessings!!
    Love from Sandy in NC

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  8. Congratulations! Is your next Amish romance novel have the same characters or is it an entirely new story?

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    1. It's an entirely new story, though I'm hoping to develop secondary characters into their own stand-alone stories as well.

      - Patrice

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