I am so sorry not to have replied earlier to your message asking me how the sequel to Accident Man was going ... The answer is that I've been slaving over it like a lunatic the past couple of months, which is why I've hardly been on Crimespace at all and so didn't see your message until today. Anyway, I'm about three-quarters done, with the whole thing due by Jan 15. How about yours?
I don't think my last comment went through, so here goes again. congrats on you book release. Remember to be creative in your marketing and be smart getting your name to the reader... *hint... public transportation is a great place for pamphlets. Swarm the town, your doctors office, everywhere you go! It's raining Steven Dunne!
Congrats on your book. I'll look for it. You just took a big step, now you'll need to take even bigger steps to ensure that your name get's out to the public and knows your book is there to buy. Get creative!
Congratualtions Steve and beating all the odds. As for my awards, my book, Blood of Others (Pinnacle NEW YORK) set in San Francisco, won the 2003 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, from Crime Writers of Canada. My short story Lightning Rider (concerns a Las Vegas armored car heist) published in the Michael Connelly edited Murder in Vegas, won the 2006 Arthur Ellis for Best Short Story. My novel, The Dying Hour, was a finalist - didn't win - for a 2006 thriller award from the International Thriller Writers, for Best Paperback Original.
Oh yes, and congrats on your book as well! So many go through the self publishing and regret it. You are an inspiration to those who have and maybe make a new market... who knows? Is it in the USA yet? Sounds like an interesting book.
Thanks for the good luck wishes, Steven. My novel has found a home. A small publisher, but it is kind of a strange novel and I don't think it would fit with any of the bigger houses. I do have a sequel to my first novel coming out next month. I'm anxious to get my hands on it. I would love to see it do as well as your book has done. Congratulations. Is it available in the States?
Good to see your book's doing so well. Established wisdom appears to be to not self-pub novels. But there is always the exception and your books seems to be that. If the your success led to an offer by a traditional publisher, would you accept it, or would you stick to self-pubbing?