Summer is Coming! Let’s Have Some Fun

Our recent reading and book signing at the Burlington Public Library was amazing. Thanks to everyone who turned out! I loved meeting you all in person, answering your questions, and showing you behind the scenes of the Mailboat Suspense Series, including aspects of my personal history that fed into the story.

But the storytelling went both ways! My favorite stories that you told me:

    • A copy of Mailboat II ended up in a bathtub in Las Vegas when an exhausted airplane stewardess fell asleep.
    • My books have journeyed to Hong Kong.
    • A postal worker bought my books and turned all her friends onto the series. The catch? She, herself, has never read them. She got too busy to read and loaned her books out. Her friends, now superfans of the series, brought me the original copy—now well-worn and well-traveled—and asked me to autograph it for her as thanks. I hope she finally gets to read it!

Stories like this are why I love meeting you as much as you love meeting me. I really treasure the time I get to spend face-to-face with my readers. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I moved to Wisconsin!

Summer is coming, and I’m hoping to fill my calendar with events. If you have a book club or friend group, I’d be happy to meet with you. Extra points for plans that include coffee, wine, or dinner (wink).

I can provide a reading, or we can just sit and chat. Either way, I can bring books to autograph so everyone can have a souvenir. If you have friends you’ve always wanted to introduce to the series, this is a more-than-memorable way to experience the story together on a way deeper level.

If you’re envisioning an event within 1 ½ hours of Lake Geneva, we can make it happen. Just get in touch with my trusty first mate Rebecca! She’s a happy little fireball of joy and energy, and she’ll have you set up and cozy in no time.

Or perhaps you’d like me to show up at your local bookstore or library? Click that same button and let us know the name and location. Good odds we’ll reach out to them and see if they’re interested! You can also send the link to this post to your favorite librarian or bookstore owner and ask them to get in touch with me and Rebecca.

I can’t wait to meet you in person!

~ Danielle

#2 in Thrillers on Amazon!

I’m floored. My publicist Rebecca talked me into doing a promo with The Fussy Librarian, and it. Went. Bonkers.

Here’s what happened with Mailboat I: The End of the Pier at the Amazon store:

    • #2 in Thrillers
    • #3 in Suspense
    • #44 in the Free on Kindle store.

Rebecca is livid we didn’t make #1, LOL. We were so close! And me? I’m shook, y’all. I can’t believe how far we got! Charles is fond of telling people that I’m “a big deal in Wisconsin.”

I guess now I’m a big deal on Amazon, too. As I write this, Mailboat I is still trending in the Top 10 of both Suspense and Thriller.

Thank you to everyone who helped me hype my book! Every download, every share, and every review helped push Mailboat I further and further up the charts. I’m so lucky to have each and every one of you.

Mailboat I Is Hitting It Big!

So, my publicist Rebecca talked me into doing a thing, and as so often happens… holy cow, was she right.

We’ve just dropped the ebook edition of Mailboat I to FREE on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo through March 24th, 2023. 

Guys, we’ve barely told anyone about the promo yet, and by yesterday morning, Mailboat I was ranking in the top 100 in the Amazon store in both the Suspense and Thriller categories.

What is my life?!

So of course, now we’re running around telling everyone that Mailboat I is currently free on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, LOL.

Do you think we can make the top 10? Do you think we could even make #1 in the Thriller or Suspense categories??

I’ll admit, I’m super stoked to find out. And you can help! Here’s how:

  • Email the link to this post to all your friends who like to read. Of course, be a good friend and explain that you’re a big, huge fan of the series, and that’s why you’re spamming their email, LOL.
  • Even if you already own the paperback, go download the ebook for free before March 24th. This will push my book further up the charts, making it visible to even more new readers.
  • Post a pic of you with your copy of Mailboat I to Facebook, Instagram, etc., letting people know how much you love the series, and that it’s free on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo through March 24th.

And if you love free ebooks in general, you should sign up for more at Fussy Librarian and Hello Books. You can tell these fun reader services which genres you love, and they’ll email you regularly with a selection of FREE ebooks you can download and read immediately. (I got a spot in both the Fussy Librarian and Hello Books lists for later this week, hence why Mailboat I is currently free!)

Right now, I’m some combination of nervous and excited. Thanks in advance for downloading Mailboat I and telling your friends, so we can climb the charts and put the Mailboat Suspense Series in front of new readers!

~ Danielle

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