Today is an incredibly special anniversary.
A year ago today my first psychological thriller I am Watching You was published as part of a special Kindle First launch. I cannot begin to tell you how much was riding on this book!
The truth? It took me more than ten years to get published but my first two women’s fiction titles – though beautifully reviewed and sold in six languages – had not yet made any bestseller lists...
Everything was riding on this genre switch. Would it work out? Would I finally get a little orange ‘bestseller’ sticker on Amazon?
Oh boy. Within hours I Am Watching You was rocketing up the charts. Stunning reviews began to pour in. Within 24 hours, the book was Kindle #1 in the UK, USA and Australia. It was all rather surreal… in the best possible way.
As I type today, the book has sold more than 470,000 copies, has been optioned for film and has deals for translation in 15 territories. It is literally unbelievable. As a freelance, I do not exaggerate when I say it has changed my life…
So thank you, readers, from the bottom of this author’s heart for buying, reviewing and recommending this book to your friends.
Thank you to my fabulous agent Madeleine Miburn for always believing in me.
Thank you to my publisher Thomas & Mercer for making all my author dreams come true.
And thank you to my wonderful family for putting up with all my panics.
There may be some 'birthday' bubbles!
Teresa Driscoll - journalist, author, mother of two and lover of great coffee.