Just saw the stats from Audible Canada for 2021 and my novel, Oracle, performed by Joshua Jackson, was the #1 title of the year!
Continue to be surprised — in the best of ways — by how this story and (I think more significantly) its main character, Nate Russo, connect with people.
Thanks for listening!
Mind blown down here.
The Guardians has today made it on to the Maclean’s national fiction bestseller list for a seventh straight week. It’s up to #5. If I knew how to add an “Insanely grinning monkey” emoticon on this thing, I would.
Well, this is a personal best for sure: The Guardians is on this week’s Maclean’s bestseller list, making it six weeks straight (it’s in there at #7). Canadians must like their ghosts in winter. Who knew?
Thanks to all – the sales and publicity and marketing people at Doubleday Canada, the great handselling bookstore folks out there, and you, the Blessed-be-to-God! readers – who have put The Guardians on the Maclean’s national fiction bestseller list for a fifth straight week. It’s at #3 this time out. I’m tickled. (I mean that literally. I’m sitting here tickling myself. Odd, I know. But the days are long up here in the Writer’s Roost…)
Surprised and happy to report that The Guardians has made a fourth straight appearance on the Maclean’s fiction bestseller list this week. For those who’ve got the book ready to go on your bedside table, I hope you enjoy it. For those who’ve read it already and got the chills (of the good kind), you have my gratitude. And for those who’ve heard about it but are wondering if it’s worth taking the plunge…hell, what else you gonna do in February?
The crappy news? I feel like I’m getting a cold. Not unusual for the sunless deep-freeze we call January in Canada. But still, against all odds, I thought I might sneak through the winter without one. It’s touch and go still – I’m clinging to the possibility that I may yet be spared (that same faint hope that drives sales of Cold FX…and yes, I’m popping them like M&Ms).
The good news? The Guardians has made it on to the Maclean’s National Bestseller List for a second week in a row! Not only that, it’s moved up from #5 to #2! I’m gobsmacked.
So here’s a question: can good news (and a hell of a lot of naturopathic voodoo pills) make a cold go away?
So my son (he just turned one) wakes up screaming his fool head off this morning at a quarter after five. That’s early, even for him. I spent the next two hours letting him crawl over me in the basement and play dj (he loves to crank the volume knob on the radio to eleven – sorry neighbours!) By the time I trudge upstairs to the office at nine (were those stairs always that steep?) and check my email, I’m about as perky as a George A. Romero zombie (not to be confused with those 28 Days Later-style speedsters). But then what do I see? An email from my editor at Doubleday Canada saying The Guardians is going into its 2nd printing just two weeks after publication! That’s double-espresso news!
Just wanted to share the great news that The Guardians is a National Bestseller in its first week out in Canada! It debuts at #5 on the Maclean’s fiction list. Thank you to those who headed straight down to the bookstore to grab a copy. I always hoped you existed, but wasn’t sure…until now.