Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FANTASTIC NEWS!!

by Maggie Sefton


Wow. . .I am way past excited. Last week, I shared the Barnes & Noble great news about the latest Kelly Flynn release, UNRAVELED. Now. . .I have even more good news. Great news, actually. So, at the risk of being boring or braggy. . .bear with me. I simply can't help sharing:

UNRAVELED was the New York Times #34 Bestselling Fiction Hardcover! That's ALL fiction, not just mystery. Believe me, I am humbled and awed by that. Those books are a little over $25 each, and this is a recession/depression. That simply blows me away.

Why am I trumpeting it from the rooftops? Well, the obvious, of course. But there's another reason. That statistic is just one more indication of the vast popularity of cozy amateur sleuth mysteries. Our readership is huge. And, that makes me. . .and all the rest of my mystery novelist colleagues. . .very, very proud.

Thank you, thank you, Readers! You have done this, and I am overwhelmed and awed by your fantastic response to the Kelly Flynn mysteries. Kelly and the Gang thank you, too. :)

26 comments:

Fiona said...

Wow! That is great news! Congratulations! That's all I can say. I'm speechless.

Min said...

Congratulations!

You should absolutely be chuffed about this!

Liz V. said...

Congratulations.

You have written a delightful series.

Linda McDonald said...

Huge Congrats to you Maggie (and Kelly and the gang). That is a great honor for you, and a great thing for cozy amateur sleuth mysteries!

Chris said...

Wonderful news! Congrats :)

I just borrowed Unraveled from the library and LOVED it!

Dru said...

Congratulations Maggie! Woo Hoo!

Sarita said...

Huge congratulations!

Anonymous said...

It is well deserved, Maggie! And, by the way, I loved UNRAVELED. Keep 'em coming!

Danielle said...

Congratulations! All that hard work pays off.

Victoria said...

That's remarkable and wonderful!

Book Dilettante said...
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Book Dilettante said...

Congratulations! Your book is next on my shelf to read! Looking forward to it!

Debra said...

I'm saving Unraveled for my September vacation because you write great stories!

signlady217 said...

Congratulations and continued success to you!

Aurian said...

Congratulations with that Maggie! I'm sorry to say not thanks to me, as I am waiting for the paperback edition ;) but it sure tells you how highly regarded your books are.

Shel said...

Maggie, what FANTASTIC news!! I'd be shouting from the rooftops too. Publishers, are you paying attention?? WE WANT COZIES!!!!!!!!

*grin* Shel

Kristin A. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should be very, very proud. You mentioned that this is an indication that cozies are loved by readers, which is true, but it is quite clearly an indication that you have written a fantastic book (and series!). Go Maggie! Thanks for sharing this great news with us!

Rita B said...

Thank You, Maggie, for sharing your wonderful talents with us. And for taking us to a different world with people we have grow to love. The praises are truely justified. You work hard and long and it's just proof that it is well worth your efforts. Congrats!!

Maggie Sefton said...

You guys are awesome. Thank you, thank you for your wonderful, touching comments and heartfelt congratulations. That makes me feel SO good! You can't imagine how great that makes me feel. :)

Lelia said...

woot! congrats - wonderful news

Prairiedog said...

Congrats, Maggie, I've read all the Kelly books and am always looking for the next. Your covers as well as your stories are colorful and give us insight into the yarn world. Karen

Cozy in Texas said...

Congratulations.
Ann

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is BIG news. You know your fans love you so I am nor completely surprised.

Michelle said...

That's great! I really like the series and cozies in general. Keep on writing. Hope to see it on the U.S.A. Today list of bestsellers. With the success of this, maybe they'll sell more cozies at Wal-Mart and other stores. Saw a few there and at Target, but they could carry more mysteries.

I hope nobody pays the full price of $25, though. Too expensive. Maybe the bookstores will give 30%off. The Mystery Guild has it for $14.99 and Amazon has new ones from other vendors starting at $11.89 (plus $3.99 shipping). If I order it, it'll be from the Mystery Guild.

Griperang/Angela said...

Congrats - that is great news.

Aurian said...

Maggie, I just finished Skein of the Crime. How can you be so mean, to end a book like that! Do I have to wait a whole year for the next paperback again?