The New Year marks twenty years since my first published work, which was a short story in a science fiction magazine. I thought I would mark this personal landmark moment with some stats:
- More than 20 books published.
- Had my work translated into 10 languages.
- Almost 2 million books sold.
- Published by 20 publishers.
- Over 100 short stories and articles published.
- A USA TODAY and a BILD (in Germany) bestseller.
- Anthony Award winner & a Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Award nominee.
- Mentioned by Den of Geek, Buzzfeed & Writer’s Digest.
- Oddest publication: On the side of a coffee can.
- Oddest book moment: The Queen talking to my dad about my books.
- Proudest moment: Bouchercon Toastmaster.
- Saddest moment: Too many to mention.
I never thought my writing would get me this far. It’s rarely been an easy adventure, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Not sure where the next 20yrs will take me.