A December to RememberLast month Michelle Gagnon and I made a stop at The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona to promote our new books, The Gatekeeper and The Big Wake-Up.
The December bestseller list is up on the store website and it appears we both did pretty darn well. Michelle came in #2 in the mass market paperback category and I managed the number 5 spot for hardcovers against such competition as Sue Grafton and Joseph Wambaugh.
That's good news, but it's hard to beat the showing I made nearly ten years ago with my first novel, The Immortal Game. Check out Poisoned Pen's bestseller list from February, 2000:
What is it about debut novels that makes them so compelling? I think (hope?) I've written better books since then, but that still seems to be the one readers associate with me.