To reach the top spot with Passage to Greenland is a dream come true. I’m delighted to see that today, two weeks after its release, the book is still in the top one hundred category in both kindle and paperback versions.
All that would never have happened without you my wonderful readers!
I owe it all to my fantastic beta readers who helped me to create the final draft. Where would I be without you?
A big box of books arrived this week all ready for the launch. What better place could there be for launching a book set on a cruise to Iceland and Greenland than on a cruise ship? I’ll admit the ship’s itinerary will take us to only one of the ports covered in the novel, but it is the same ship on which I did the original research trip.
Although I went to all the places mentioned in the novel, saw the buildings, visited the museums and went on the ship excursions, none of the characters I describe were on the actual cruise. Places must be very real to me as I write but characters always are totally from my imagination. The captain on our cruise was a charming man and the complete opposite of my fictional character. And there were no stolen handbags, cabin break-ins and certainly no dead bodies!
I’m looking forward to being back on board this month and it will be great to give presentations on some of our most famous British novelists. Last year, all my lectures were either port talks or on ancient history. It makes my book launch even more appropriate.
I’ll tell you how I get on in next month’s blog!