I love you, CBC Radio listeners. I think you’re my tribe.
Wei Chen interviewed me on Ontario Morning this beautiful Tuesday. If you missed it, you can download the podcast here (the one labeled “Single mom student entrepreneur,” which is someone else. Matt and I are cheerfully married, and I’ve graduated. I’m still a mom entrepreneur, though).
Terminally Ill shot right up and cracked Kobo’s Top 50 e-books. Not per category. I mean, right now, it’s #1 in Mystery, Hard-Boiled, #2 in Mystery, Women Sleuths, and #5 in Mystery & Suspense.
But I mean in all of Kobo’s books (no idea how many those are, but since Mystery & Suspense includes almost 65,000 books, the grand total must be impressive), Terminally Ill has currently clawed up way up to #27. So if you click here (http://store.kobobooks.com/), you can see my name go by, along with a few others you might know.
Like James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Jodi Picoult (I’ve read nearly all her work), Joseph Boydon (The Orenda was amazing), Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Clive Cussler (“Did you beat Clive Cussler?” said my husband. Yes, actually, I did), Veronica Roth, Sylvia Day, Bella Andre, Christina Baker Kline (I’m a big fan of her anthologies), George R.R. Martin (strong work), Marie Force, and John Grisham.
Total fangirl moment.
Squee! Thank you, CBC & Kobo!
I just have to add that Dr. Tim Heeley-Ray asked me what “Squee” meant, so I explained that it was an expression of extreme joy. And this is a moment of extreme joy.
For a limited time only (48 h), all newsfeed and newsletter subscribers will receive a secret promo code for a FREE Kobo copy of Terminally Ill. The code will arrive in a newsletter on Thursday, March 27th. Thanks! Group hugs! High fives!
This is awesome Melissa! Congratulations!!!
Thank you! I can’t sleep!
Thanks! I’m still awake!
i just got to listen to it! you sounded so great! i would have stammered and stuttered, but you, special laidy, sounded cool as a cucumber! and top 50 on kobo!!!! woop woop! congrats ! yah! im so excited for you.
Congrats Melissa! Just bought a copy of Terminally Ill and can’t wait to read it. So happy for you.
Kandy, I think you would have told a mountain of stories instead of stammering. Thanks! Are we going on a day trip today?
Nola, thank you!!!!!! How are you? Are you still brightening up the West Island Chinese Culture Centre?
Woo hoo! Congratulations! 😀
thats fantastic!! bravo!
Thanks, Rebecca! Maybe your spooky vibes helped.
You really ARE famous!!!
That is sooooo exciting!!! No wonder you couldn’t sleep – did you spend the night hitting ‘refresh’ to check on your book’s ascent in the charts?! Massive congratulations!!
Becky, I’m working on it. 😉 Thanks, Joy (and Joy)!
Way to go Melissa!!
Tanya, well, I did fall asleep at midnight and wake up at 3 a.m., and I checked my website stats too, but otherwise, uh, pretty much.
I can say I knew you (on Facebook 🙂 ) when. Congratulations!
Congrats!!!! that is awsome!!!
Thanks, Jeff & Joan!
Christine Elias, you totally knew me when. I still think about your fall pants try-on!
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