Friday, June 24, 2011

Honorable Company

One of my all-time favorite authors is Georgette Heyer. I started reading her as a young teenager and have read all her books. My copies are tattered. I reread some of my favorites every couple of years. When I was at USC, I entered a competition sponsored by the library where you had to write a paper about why you collect certain books. I wrote about Georgette Heyer. The paper and the books were then displayed in the library for a couple of weeks. Only a few students entered. Of course, I was the only romance reader and my even-then battered collection of paperbacks looked shabby next to the other entrants' hardbound editions. I'd bought them all used from garage sales and thrift stores, a lovingly collected bunch that didn't do justice to how I felt about the books. Even now, when I could afford to replace them all with the newly reissued editions of Georgette Heyer's books, I prefer my familiar old copies.

Her historical romances are also being released on Kindle. A couple of them for free. Yay. I downloaded them.

For the last several weeks, my self-published ebook, Wild Montana Sky (as of today, I've sold 2700 copies of WMS and Starry Montana Sky combined in eight weeks) has been on some of the Amazon Top 100 lists. Today I was thrilled to find WMS right by The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer. TGS is one of my favorite of her books. What a thrill to be on the same list. I feel so honored and blessed.

Thank much readers who are buying my books! I really appreciate it!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing your numbers, Debra, and congratulations!

  2. Georgette Heyer is one of my favorite authors, too, though I don't have them all. I do have a few old battered copies!

  3. Congrats! That has to be amazing to find yourself ranking in the same area as one of your favorite authors!

    I also had to pop in and thank you for your posts on your numbers/self publishing. I can't wait to read more about what you've been doing to promote - but I think you tackled one of the most important things in the books themselves... You wrote darn good books. ^_^