How Did Lee Child’s First Novel Fare?

Lee Child is internationally known as one of the top thriller writers in the world with his Jack Reacher series. But how did he fare two decades ago when he first set out to write a thriller? Get all the details here about what he went through. I recently published the latest chapter in my anthology of famous thriller and mystery writers and their struggles to get published. There’s hope for everyone who has ever dreamed of writing a novel here.

Manuscript off to my Editor

My manuscript for my sequel to NAKED AMBITION is complete and I sent it off to my editor last week. Now I have a month for other projects until I receive Lorin Oberweger’s edits back. Lorin is a fantastic editor. In my mind, her edits to NAKED AMBITION made the book. She taught this first-time novelist a lot. So far NAKED AMBITION has sold nearly 35,000 copies! Hoping she works her miracles again for my sequel, NAKED TRUTH, another political thriller.

I just finished writing up an interview with New York Times Best Selling thriller novelist Lee Child, which I conducted last fall. (See what getting a month off can accomplish?)  I’ve met Lee several times at ThrillerFest, the annual confab in New York for thriller writers. Great guy. He made a few corrections and answered a couple more questions, so I will post the piece in the coming weeks to go along side the stories of Steve Berry and Michael Connelly. All are talking about their efforts to get their first novels published. Lee’s story is quite different from Steve’s and Mike’s.

Now plotting my next novel, which will be a stand alone. Then back to the series.

 

 

How My Novel Became a Best Selling Thriller on Amazon

Jane Friedman, the former publisher of Writers Digest, is now a widely read consultant on digital publishing. She recently asked me to write about my experience with Kindle Press. My story got a lot of reaction so I thought you might want to read it.