Huge news!

I’m pretty sure Wednesday was one of the best days of my life!! What happened Wed? I will tell you…

1) First, at 11:10am, I got my first vaccine shot. I literally cried when i walked in. I was so emotional. It felt like such an incredible gift!

2) Then, while I was sitting in the “wait and see if you have a reaction to the vaccine” chair at the clinic, I got a call that my book BURN was a finalist for Best Romantic Suspense Long in the Vivian Awards contest. The Vivian is the biggest award in romance fiction (it replaces the RITA Award, which was retired last year), and it is HUGE to be a finalist. What an honor!

3) Then, an hour later, I found out that my Wyoming Rebels boxed set, which has been on $.99 sale all week, hit the USA Today list! Holy cow! That was SO incredible! To give you background, I have made the bestseller lists ONLY as part of multi-author anthologies. I have NEVER made it on my own. I’ve been publishing for 21 years, and this has been my dream. And on Wednesday, it happened.

My dream, that I’ve been working for for TWENTY-ONE YEARS, finally came true. How incredible is that? #118, baby! Huge thank you to every single one of the 7,001 readers who purchased it last week!!

The boxed set ALSO hit #4 overall in the ENTIRE Kindle store! BLOW MY MIND! I’ve never been ranked even close to that. EVER!!

And now, in the most amazing miracle ever, the boxed set sold so many copies in the second week of the sale, that it is within striking distance of hitting the USA Today Bestseller List for the second week in a row!

I really wanted to share these amazing successes with you. As many of you know, it’s been very up and down (lots of downs) for me writing-wise for a number of years. I’ve done so much personal work to get past barriers that were holding me back. For the first time in many years, the stories are flowing out of me like magic. And now, to finally be feeling this incredible freedom and success is almost overwhelming.

Never give up. Never. Ever. Give. Up. Even after failing for twenty-one years, I didn’t give up, and my dream finally came true. If you have a dream, hold onto it, never let it go, and never give up hope or effort.

Love,
Stephanie

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