Report on My First Book Launch

Okay – So I have to report on my day yesterday. It was Launch Day for my new children’s book. And can I tell you guys something?  I was not prepared for how very VULNERABLE I would feel.

I felt like I was putting my baby on an airplane all by itself, and was not even completely sure of the end destination.  I was on pins & needles all day long! But every time I checked my rankings on Amazon, the numbers just kept getting better and better.  When I checked at 9:15 PM on Monday evening, my book was ranked #20 in one category, #45 in another category and #5 in a third category!!

My new children’s book earned this sticker on Launch Day

(Any ranking under “100” is considered a Best Seller on Amazon!)

You guys – I was in “purple puddles” on the floor!

It Takes A Village

The saying goes that “it takes a village to raise a child.”  Well, I believe that it takes a Village to launch a book! So many of you volunteered to join my Launch Team and help “make this happen” – both for me, and for my book.


During this time when we have all felt so isolated, I can’t even tell you how AMAZING it felt to know that I was not truly alone.  You all rallied together for a cause.  You exemplified the phrase, “We’re all in this together.”

It’s Not Too Late to Check It Out

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my new children’s book yet (written under a pen name) then you can do so at this link:

I’d love to have you on “Team Sissie!”