Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lights in the darkness

By chance two separate people, one man and one woman, have spoken to me this week with warm affection and enthusiasm for my two novels, Moon Garden and The Five of Cups. What a pleasure it is to realise what a hold the characters and situations have taken on individual imaginations. In fact over the years I've had numerous messages from all over the world about the strong impact on readers. What is also remarkable is that both novels, unmarketed and out of the mainstream genres, have made a profit, although the poor author sees almost nothing as most are online sales (with sellers taking up to 60% which leaves little after the costs of production, publishing and distribution are taken into account). I'd really like to take a year to write another now, but without potential earnings it's impossible. Still a great comfort in these dark working days to know that two little lights burn brightly out there in the world...

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Bless you. You might like to know that your books are on The Pile right now - I'm expecting baby2 in June (another girl) and am stockpiling new and favourite novels to get me through the inevitable times pinned to the sofa feeding whilst she has her growth spurts...:)

Ancestral Celt said...

It's good to hear you are still getting great feedback. I must say that whenever someone asks me for good pagan or witchy fiction, I immediately recommend you and direct them to your website.

I did notice your absence from the author pages at Goodreads and Library Thing where you've received good reviews.

WM said...

Thank you both - two other shining lights. Glad to have this contact. Going to catch up with your blogs now....