Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Release Day!


On March 27, 2012, after 19 crazy years of trying my damndest to get published, I signed my first publishing agreement with Thomas & Mercer. Today, July 17, 2012, the first two books in my Lizzy Gardner thriller series have been re-released. Abducted and Dead Weight have been newly edited and T&M has come up with some great new covers! Book 3 in the Lizzy Gardner Series will be published in 2013.

Thank you to my editor, Alan Turkus, for making the entire process super enjoyable. And thanks to all of the people at Amazon and CreateSpace for all of the amazing opportunities they have provided me.





I also want to thank over 300,000 readers for not only reading my books, but for taking the time to leave reviews and email me.




So much has happened since I first self-published 16 months ago. It's been a crazy, wonderful ride. I now have dreams of reaching millions of readers and someday hitting the NY Times and/or USA Today Bestsellers Lists. I know that if I continue to work hard and write the best books I can, anything is possible.


Dream big, work hard, and enjoy the journey while you’re at it!

9 comments:

Mel Chesley said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats to you! I'm a new reader of your books. (I wrote a review on my blog for 'Return of the Rose'.) A new follower of your blog. I'm a fantasy writer with a first book coming out soon. It is a heck of a ride, isn't it? I wish you lots of success! Keep up the good work!

Theresa Ragan said...

Hi Mel! Where is your website/review?! MelChesley.com? And what's the name of your new book? Curious minds want to know!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the encouragement!

Wishing you all the best...

Faith Williams said...

So happy for you! Just another case of "overnight success" - LOL

The covers look great!

Looking forward to Lizzy #3

Theresa Ragan said...

Thanks for everything Faith, especially for all of the great proofreading services! I couldn't do it without you.

Anonymous said...

I love your Lizzy Gardner series and am so excited about the up-coming release of your third book in the series! Powerfully spell-binding, I couldn't put them down. The NY Times is just around the corner. Best of luck,
K80

Theresa Ragan said...

Hi K80, thanks for the kind words!

Sara Stein said...

Both books were fantastic. I didn't want to put them down!

Theresa Ragan said...

Thank you for the kind words, Sara!

Anonymous said...

Just downloaded Abducted on a recommendation from a friend. Excited to find a new series to read