Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Grace hit Number Four!!


I'm very excited! My editor at Berkley shared some great news with me today. GRACE INTERRUPTED hit the mass market mystery bestseller list at #4! Woo-hoo!!

This isn't an online list. As a matter of fact, I think it's an industry list that only editors and agents receive. But it helps them see how a new title is faring in the market.

I'd seen my friend, Lorraine Bartlett's (Lorna Barrett) Facebook post about SENTENCED TO DEATH hitting that list at #1. No surprise there, because Lorna's Booktown mysteries are wonderful and always do extremely well on bestseller lists.

But, I have to admit, I had my fingers crossed when I emailed my editor to find out how Grace was doing. My editor's email this morning came as wonderful news! I'm just thrilled.

Thank you to everyone who helped me! The first week - release week - is so important for new books. That first week can make or break a series and I'm grateful to all my readers for helping me make this coveted #4 spot!!

Woo-hoo!

PS - Pictures from my book launch party are up on FB!

12 comments:

Lorraine_Bartlett said...

Congratulations, Julie. #4 is just a heartbeat away from #1 and you'll hit there next time out!

Julie Hyzy said...

Thanks, Lorraine! You're the best! Congrats on hitting #1. Well deserved!

Misa said...

So, so exciting, Julie! And well-deserved. Congrats!!

Julie Hyzy said...

Thank you, Misa!

Dru said...

Congrats Julie! Woo Hoo!

Julie Hyzy said...

Grinning wildly here, Dru!! Thanks!

Shel said...

So wonderful, Julie, Congratulations!!!

Julie Hyzy said...

Thanks, Shel!!

Live Out Loud said...

Congrats, Julie!! Love the White House series and I confess I haven't gotten your new series yet (despite you're well into it) but my Mom loves it!! We missed you at Auggie's last weekend by one day!

Julie Hyzy said...

Thanks, Jennifer!! Wish you could have come out to Augie's - it was a blast - but I'm sure we'll connect out there again one of these days! And thank your mom, too!

yabooknerd said...

Congrats! I can't wait to read more about Grace!

Julie Hyzy said...

:::grin::: Thanks, Jennifer!