In February, I released a book called IF YOU STAY.
I had no expectations for it. I simply wrote the story that my heart told me to write.
When it hit the top 100 on Amazon, I was shocked. When it hit the top 10, I screamed. When it hit the top 5, I cried. When it made the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller’s lists, I didn’t even know what to do. I was beside myself. And then, to top it all off, it was picked up by an imprint of Hachette in an amazing deal negotiated by the world’s best agent. I was assigned an amazing editor at Forever (the imprint of Grand Central/Hachette) and a publicity team.
My whole life changed. This past year has been a whirlwind- a dream!- and I didn’t think that there was anything left for IF YOU STAY to give me. But I was wrong.
Today, I learned that it made Amazon’s list of top 100 books of 2013.
It made a list of top 100 books for the WHOLE YEAR on Amazon. The. Whole. Year.
I’m just….speechless. And I’m a writer, so that doesn’t happen often.
Thank you, thank you, for reading and loving IF YOU STAY. Thank you for being with me on this amazing journey. You will never ever know how much I appreciate you.