Never thought I’d be able to say that, but I can. GB Williams outsold Agatha Christie. More copies of “Locked Up” sold than did “Ordeal by Innocence” by Agatha Christie.
And I can now say I’m an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Wow saying that feels good too!
Okay, so I only outsold her for one day in a niche market, but it’s a great thing to be able to say. The fact that it happened when I started the day feeling down and utterly useless, only makes it sweeter.
And I have another review since that day, another 5-star review that says:
“I found the author really brought prison life, er, to life, and without stumbling into any horribly hackneyed prison cliches. Certain characters could have easily drifted into stereotype or caricature, but GB manages to just twist her characters that little bit out of the ordinary.
“I admired Ariadne (the epitome of a fish out of water; a woman PO in a prison full of hormonal and deprived men), found her obvious internal conflicts fascinating to watch develop. And a little bit of me wished I actually was Charlie. Same feeling I get when I read Lee Child’s Reacher books – “why can’t I be more like him?” etc. If that’s not escapism, I don’t know what is.”
On the same day I was also the number 2 best seller on the US site – does the happy dance – another thing not to be sniffed at.
So, if you brought “Locked Up” already – THANK YOU!!!
And, if you want to see why Charlie can be compared to Reacher – why not go get your copy? And if you do – please review, it makes a huge difference to a writer to know what their readers really think of their work.