For those of you who have read Shadow Campus and, by the way, kept it for quite some time on the Amazon Top New Releases and a darn good seller for a debut, I wanted to let you know that this weekend I’m finishing the sequel.
Today, I was reading an article about the commitment it takes to sell novels. Stephen King sold books out of his car, I read. Countless authors have put inestimable hours into keeping their books afloat. For some time, Chris – my harshest of editors and husband – and I got the word out, especially to academics. Dorie Clark wrote at Forbes that Shadow Campus was a “masterful” and “fast-paced” debut mystery-thriller. The launch was great.
But I did drop the ball eventually. My publisher, a small house of great people, isn’t set up for marketing. It wasn’t for lack of caring, because I’ve enjoyed every minute of books clubs and talks where people told me about Shamus, Meg, Dr. Michaels and what they envisioned my characters would do next. In fact, I’ve felt a fair amount of pressure to be sure they did have a next in their fictional lives. Thank you to those who nudged me along.
This is the first, of what I expect will be occasional commentaries about the characters in Shadow Campus and the sequel. If you’ve read SC, I hope you’ll add your own thoughts when those blogs appear. For now, I just wanted to share that the new novel is on the way!
All the best, Kathleen