Earlier this year, best-selling contemporary romance author Erin Nicholas reached out to me to invite me to write a novella as part of her Sapphire Falls Kindle World release taking place in October of this year. Naturally, I said yes. I’m a huge Erin Nicholas fan, and I was (and still am) honored that she would allow me to be part of an amazing group of authors releasing books last month.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Sapphire Falls series, here is a description directly from Erin’s website: Sapphire Falls is the fictitious little town in Nebraska where the bestselling contemporary romance series, Sapphire Falls, takes place. Where people fall in love fast… and forever!
As soon as I accepted Erin’s offer, I was so excited that I immediately started a story and character outline. A day later, I met with my graphic artist who created the perfect cover for me within just a few days. Then I was off and running.
Many of you may not know this, but I started working on my Sapphire Falls novella in April. I threw everything I had into my novella, Going for Wilder. Erin Nicholas has a loyal and supportive fan base who loves Sapphire Falls as much as she does, and I didn’t want to let them down.
In the weeks leading up to the release of our Kindle World novellas, Erin and her team began to coordinate an online release party that would allow each of us an opportunity to showcase our book and meet her audience. Each of us also spent a lot of time on our social media accounts promoting our books as well as each other’s.
Finally, after months of waiting, the day of the release dawned and the excitement was running high. Since I have a day job, I was given a later time slot for the book release, which I decided to take full advantage of. Before my turn was up, I watched other authors interacting with fans so that I could see how it was done. When my time finally came up, it surpassed my expectations. I connected with some great readers and saw an increase in my social media followers. And, best of all, this book ranked higher in sales on its release than any of my other books to date.
I can’t say thank you enough to Erin Nicholas for having faith in me and for introducing me to her wonderful group of readers. I took a trip to Sapphire Falls, and I liked it so much that I will happily do it again.