Saturday, July 14, 2012

Number 22!

In a Witch's Wardrobe hit #22 on the New York Times Bestsellers list!

I've read the New York Times ever since I moved to New York from California, when I was in my early twenties.  Even though I eventually moved back to California, I've always kept a subscription...and I've always read the Book Review. 

To see my name listed there is an indescribable feeling. 

When I first started writing books, it was a lark.  It was so much fun to spend time with my characters, think up story lines, and not have to footnote anything! (I used to write academic articles, which is a very different kind of writing, to say the least.)

But I never *really* thought I would be published. 

And even once I was published, I never *really* thought I'd be able to quit the day job.

When the books were doing well enough to allow me to quite my day job, I never *really* thought they'd keep doing well.

And then what happened?  I look at the bestsellers list, and there's my book, right there in the New York Times! (sort of -- only the first 20 titles are listed in the print edition of the paper, so I'm only listed on line. But still. I'll take what I can get!)

So thank you thank you thank you, all you readers out there who defy the doomsday predictions that people no longer read fiction.  Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstores, traditional publishers, and authors like me who make a living by sharing our stories with you. 

You have *seriously* made my month! 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just finished In a Witch's Wardrobe, I really enjoyed it!! I especially like the ending ( leaves you guessing what is going to happen next!)

Michele L. said...

How exciting Juliet! That is awesome! I haven't read it yet but sure can't wait to get my hands on it. Your books are amazing! You are a sensational writer!

Hailey.Juliet said...

Anonymous -- thank you for that note! A lot of folks were worried I wouldn't finish the story...but of course I will! Tarnished and Torn will pick things up right where they left off.

Hailey.Juliet said...

Michele, Thank you for the wonderful compliment...and thank you for supporting the books!

Anonymous said...

I somewhat recently found your books at the book store and I was really pleasantly surprised. Now the only problem is I have finished all of them. Both series. I hope you are working on more. Not to rush you. I am pretty picky. I LOVE mysteries, and I love the paranormal. Love them even more together. Its a bit rare to find that genre as well written as your series, however. I am so happy to have found you! So, just finished "Dead Bolt" and "In a Witches Wardrobe". Can't wait for Lilly's dad to show himself! And of course to find out what happened to Sailor.

Nicole Powers said...

Love the witchcraft mystery series and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Keep up the great writing!

Justine said...

Nasty Old Barnes & Noble says that I have to pre-order! "Wardrobe". They say it won't be available until December 10th! Something is awry in reader land!

Dani said...

Congrats - I'm not a bit surprised and adore this series. It's as smart as the Art Lovers Mysteries which I do miss.

Sara Christopherson said...

When is book #5 coming out?