Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A December to Remember

Last 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.

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