“I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too?” emily dickinson
In recently releasing my first fantasy, I dipped my toe into a HUGE, and I mean enormous pool of authors also writing fantasy. Movies and television shows like “Game of Thrones”, I’m sure, have helped fuel this genre, but for decades before that, it was spurred by Tolkien, Le Guin, McCaffrey and others.
Lesbian fiction, on the other hand, is a relatively small genre – though it’s getting bigger every day. The authors and readers of lesbian fiction often speculate about why our work doesn’t appeal to the mainstream, and why we never reach mainstream levels of success.
This newest release has taught me something, though. In making my initial foray into being published through the lesbian fiction niche, I was able to create a name and following that I never, ever would have if I had published the fantasy first. Okay, maybe there’s a tiny chance it would have taken off (like it does in my dreams) and become a best-seller, but it’s not likely.
The extra visibility gained for this book by readers who already knew my work, and especially the extra boost of early reviews, has helped tremendously to get this story out to readers who might not have found it otherwise.
So, by way of thanks, I’m offering three signed copies of Rising From the Ashes: The Chronicles of Caymin to commenters on this blog. All you have to do is comment below before midnight Eastern time on Friday 8 April. DO NOT post your e-mail address. I will reply to the commenters who win (I’ll use a random number generator, so please only comment once). Next Saturday, I’ll post the names of the winners and ask you to e-mail me so we can arrange delivery. This is open to anyone anywhere in the world.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting my work.
9 April Update: It’s now Saturday morning and I’ve done the random number thingie…
And the winners are: Amy, Abby and Anya. I swear it was a random NUMBER generator and not a letter generator that got stuck on ‘A’!
Congratulations to them and thank you to everyone who commented. I’ll be contacting the A’s separately to arrange delivery.