Monday, November 19, 2012

One Thousand Sold and Other New Stuff

Yep, the book "Escaping the Arroyo", out almost five months now, has sold almost 1,000 copies on Amazon.  I hope everyone is as impressed as I am.  It has been said that 93% of all books sold sell less than 1,000 copies - EVER!  Are you more impressed now? 

Sure, some books sell a thousand a day.  Those would be your best sellers, your "50 Shades of Gray", your "Twilights", stuff like that.  Those are freaks.  And yes, I do aspire to be a freak, but that will take some freakish happenstance, something that propels me into the stratosphere.  What that might be, I haven't a clue. 

But for now, I'm more than satisfied.  That's not to say that I am done; I'm still aiming for a million.  It just might take a little bit longer than five months.  This time.

New Stuff

Coming out hopefully next month, will be a book of poems, co-written by Kathy Teller and myself, entitled "Sharp as Stars - Poems of Love and Loss".  One of the poems in the book, "The Radiologist's Report" won Goodreads best poem award for October.

Also coming out (again hopefully) in February or March of 2013, a new true crime novel about the horrific Hollywood Video Murders that occurred in Albuquerque in 1996. 

Lastly, maybe out in April 2013, I will have my mystery done.  It is kind of along the lines of "The Godfather" but different.

Regarding the new books, I will be switching over to my other facebook page sometime in the future.  It is  For now I will try to put info on both pages. 

Feel free to go to the and click "LIKE" on that page so I can tell myself that the info I post there is being read by someone. 

Have a great day.


  1. Exciting news, Joyce, about so many book sales. Congratulations! I tried your facebook link but it doesn't work.

    Mary Montague Sikes

  2. i know the link didn't work. That's because I spelled author wrong. duh. thanks for the congrats tho. i'm going to have to work on my spelling if i'm going to ever sell another thousand.