It’s 4:17 pm and my heart is racing like it’s on those horrible medications I took to stop preterm labor, but there’s nothing running through my system but pure adrenaline. My book, The Queen and the Cats: A Story of Saint Helena, launched on Amazon this morning and currently sits at #7 on the Children’s Christian fiction charts. (Edited to add: when I finally got to publishing this we were ranked #5!)
Yes, my book is one slot higher than C.S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew. I know. There’s a little bit of hyperventilating going on around this place. I am SO SO SO thankful to everyone who purchased my book this morning and all of the fantastic people who are helping me spread the word through emails, Twitter, Facebook and their blogs.
Here are the gracious bloggers who have given my book some of their incredibly valuable real estate and I’ll be updating this page as more links come in:
Ancient Faith Radio’s Under the Grapevine Podcast – Listen to a lovely reading of the story
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of The Queen and the Cats: A Story of Saint Helena, it’s available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. We’re offering a FREE .pdf download coloring book version of the book to anyone who buys it between now and Friday, so don’t wait. Get those kids coloring while they listen to the story of the True Cross and the ingenious way Saint Helena save Cyprus’ churches from a snake infestation.
Thank you all once again. This has been a wild ride from writing to publication to today. I’m so pleased with the response we’ve gotten.