It’s been a big week. But so much fun.
A week ago today I launched Deadly Misconduct to a horde of fans, well, a horde of friends and family who are so super supportive. It was a humbling and exciting and joyous night and I thank everyone who came and everyone who has bought the book.
I know that I have one reader in Tennessee, one in (the dark night of) Vanuatu, and one who was reading somewhere in the ocean near Fiji. It was so cool to have people post photos on Facebook of my book ‘in the wild’.
But that’s not the big news.
I’ve been keeping a secret.
A secret project.
Well, what I’ve really been doing is attempting not to confuse people by launching two books at once.
Yes, the big news for you, my wonderful blog readers, is that yesterday I launched a second book. A book written for you.
My Year of Saying No, the book based on the blog series from the second half of last year, has now hit the stores.
To put this book together I combined the blogs that I wrote last year, and then I wrote a bit more about saying no and put it all into the book. Caleb, my illustrator, digitised his comics to make them pop and then drew four more for your viewing pleasure. And I also added some memoir, and some excerpts from my own journal to show people what the journey of saying no really was like for me over 2017.
So there you go, my career as an author has truly begun.
And I also have a new website for my non-fiction: www.ruthamos.com.au as well as the website I already had for my fiction www.rjamos.com. And if you’re a Twitter person, then I’m on Twitter now as well @aquietlifeblog.
Are you confused yet? I tell you, it’s getting a bit confusing for me as I try to launch two different author brands plus an editing business. I’m hoping that at some stage I will have the chance to sit down and just sort through everything I’ve done and make sure it works. In the meantime I hope that all my links work for you and that you can purchase and read the books if you would like to.
If you wish you can also send me a message at Ruth@ruthamos.com.au and I can get a signed copy to you for $10 plus postage. This offer will only be open for a short time.
So that’s my news for the last week. I want to say thank you so much for all your support and love. And I’m looking forward to sharing more blog posts and books with you in the future.