I applied in January to become a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization. As I am an indie author, they have a special side category for membership as an indie author. Only authors with respected publishers become part of their "Active Members" list. All through February to April I was sending them stats on sales, etc. I sent them e-copies of Fair Play and The Perfect Day in February and guess what?
I am now an Active Member!
deeply humbled by this and intend on doing my part as a member to
contribute to helping other indie authors in Thriller, Romance and other
categories get the recognition they deserve! To even think that some
time in September my name will be on a list with Patterson, Baldacci,
and the other greats is just overwhelming to me right now.
I've been really down lately because of sales not being what I had
hoped, and this is just the thing to help my spirits pick up. It is
awesome beyond belief and a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel
that doesn't seem like the headlamp of an oncoming train.
Thanks to all who have reviewed my books and I hope that this is able to
keep me doing what I love and that is creating entire worlds where I
can kill people I don't like, fictitiously that is, in horrendously
violent and cruel ways.