Once again we near the end of another year, and it is time to count my blessings. On a personal side, we adopted Diesel from the Humane Society in May of 2015. He is a red pit bull, a juvenile when we brought him home to join our pack of three dogs. He fit right in, making himself at home in no time.
In partnership with my publisher, Light Messages, we released the second book in the Peter Savage series in April, titled Relentless Savage. Fortune smiled on me as right away ibooks selected Relentless Savage as a best new mystery & thriller novel. Then, in late spring, Crossing Savage was awarded a Ben Franklin Silver Medal (popular fiction) and was named a finalist in the INDIEFAB awards (thriller/suspense). Good news continued coming in and just before Christmas Crossing Savage topped the charts on Kobo’s Top 50 list and, as of this writing, is still ranked #1 in Fiction & Literature (Action & Adventure), Mystery & Suspense (Thrillers), and Fiction & Literature (Thrillers).
While I’m on book news, I am very happy to announce that the adventures of Peter Savage and friends continue with the completion of Deadly Savage—scheduled for release in early 2016 (ebook in April, paperback in May). As before, we will host some giveaways prior to the release dates. Stay tuned here or on my Facebook page for more information.
Finally, in November I achieved a goal I had been working toward for several years when I was admitted as a member of the International Thriller Writers. Also in November, I began teaching a continuing education course titled “You’ve Written Your Book, Now What?” This course is aimed at helping new authors learn the ropes of publishing and marketing their novel.
Definitely a full year, a good year. And a special thank you to all the fans of Peter Savage and James Nicolaou. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated.
With 2016 just a few days away, here is my New Year’s resolution: to be the person my dogs think I am, and to deliver another exciting adventure that thrills my reading fans.
Best wishes to all for a peaceful and prosperous New Year!