One year ago, I had no idea what to expect. I felt no small amount of anxiety. As an indie author, expectations remained checked. But I found my footing, and my audience grew. I began to have book signings, kicking those off at Warwick’s and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore. And I dove into writing Book Two.
When readers began sending me pictures of their book copies, it felt like a shift occurred. Heliopause was truly out in the world! And the feedback has been beyond what I would have imagined.
I love that readers have got to know Forster (art here and here), Efron, Gibbons and Veronica, Meredith, Ariel, and the other crewmates on Mandira Research Station. I keep hearing that these characters seem so real. Well, to me, in many ways, they are. In Ephemeris this feeling solidifies, because some of its characters have been with me for over 30 years!
It’s one thing to have an imagination that allows oneself to travel the edge of the solar system and beyond. But to share that personal journey with all of you? I can’t really find the right words to describe how it feels.
I just know I am grateful for my readers, for everyone who has given me support and encouragement. My first published book has now traveled once around the sun. I hope all my books take you on your own vivid journeys. Ad astra!
Image Credit: J. Dianne Dotson at her first book signing in June 2018. Copyright J. Dianne Dotson 2019.