In other words LIVING — instead of locked up inside, making a living.
To get my mind out of the fantasy of sand and surf, I've been spending my breaks between writing by gauging my ranking for TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES on Amazon.com, which thanks to my publisher Diversion Books, has hit the zeitgeist in that online bookstore.
Right now it's at #444 on the category called Amazon Bestsellers/Kindle. But when you consider that there are over 3 million books in Amazon, that ain't too shabby.
What is even more astounding is that in the subcategories, it's ranking is even lower: To wit:
- #9 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Comic (where I'm bookended by Tina Fey and that guy who wrote "Go the F**K to Sleep")
– #14 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor
– #25 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Contemporary (Just behind a Nora Roberts book. How sweet is that?)
I feel honored and blessed that so many new readers are discovering it.
I've got to admit, it's a fun read: lots of sex, scandal, and celebrities gone wild. You know, the usual stuff.
If you haven't read it yet, you can read an excerpt here …
Blatant self promotion,
"…The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor…"
–The Wall Street Journal
"Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac…[A] well-paced, entertaining story." –Publishers Weekly
"A fine piece of literary work." –New York Post, Page Six
"Josie Brown does an outstanding job capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood living yet illuminating the stark loneliness present beneath the façade. Filled with good-natured humor and witty repartee…"
–Romance Reader's Connection