so. this happened.

Scott and I were on our way to a Fancy Feet book signing when I got an email from my publisher with the subject: Are you sitting down?

This has to be good news because I don’t think my editor would send me an email full of bad news with that subject. If it’s bad you use a generic subject like Hey or be super direct: Your life is about to take a turn for the worse.

Confident this was good news, I opened the email and found this gem. “I have some wonderful news for you. Consortium, our distributor, got a Kindle Big Deal for Fancy Feet. It will sell for $1.99 from 10/11-10/27 and is one of only 1,000 titles to be picked. It will be in Amazon’s promotional email and on the website and Kindle devices, of course.”

I read it out loud to Scott. “This is pretty cool, right?” I’m a little slow when it comes to good news.

That deal begins today! You can download my book at Amazon for $1.99 from October 11th to October 27th.

Thank you to all of you who have been so supportive, so wonderful about Fancy Feet. I have received such thoughtful and kind messages. Thank you to those of you who have shared your stories and trusted me with a piece of your heart. I’m honored by everyone’s generosity and grace. It’s Thanksgiving for we Canadians and I am going into this weekend with a whole lot to be thankful for.

20 thoughts on “so. this happened.

  1. Susi

    Hi Heidi, I’m stopping by from Kerstin’s blog, like her I am from Germany but live in the US instead of Canada. I’m downloading the book to my Kindle app as I write this. Kerstin speaks very highly of you – so I’m very excited to start reading. πŸ™‚

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    1. heidi Post author

      Hi Susi!
      So great to meet you! I adore Kerstin. I’m German too – well, my family is. It was the first language I learned.
      Thank you for coming by and thank you for buying my book!

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  2. Lady Jennie

    Hi Heidi! Too late, I already bought your book. πŸ˜‰

    Actually Julie Gardner recommended it, and since she graciously edited my memoir when it was in its skeleton stages and didn’t speak a word of discouragement (it’ll be out this Fall – yay!) – I will read ANYTHING she suggests. And she was right – I loved it. Tears started falling from the first page and I hope I’ve learned something about speaking and acting with wisdom when meeting someone who is handicapped.

    I just got to the part where some stranger offered to come in and write your story for you (without so much as an introduction), and I thought. Geesh. I’m glad she wrote it herself.

    Basically, I’m devouring it, chapters at a time. Well done! And bravo on the kindle offer, which comes as no surprise at all, considering the beauty and eloquence that is this book. πŸ™‚

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    1. heidi Post author

      Hi! Don’t you love Julie? She is just so wonderful.
      Thank you for your kind and gracious words. That means so much to me.
      How exciting about your book!! I look forward to it!

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  3. Lynn Duncan

    I just finished reading on my Kindle Fire, and I guess,I got the deal.

    So,you have a new admirer.

    If you haven’t been to kboards.com, it is,a great place for readers and,writers .

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  4. John Vespasian

    Congratulations on the book’s publication. Your story is certainly worth telling, and an inspiration to many. I like in particular the personal mood of your blog, which is quite rare. I wish you a great success with your book. Hopefully there will be more books to come.

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    1. heidi Post author

      Thank you, John. I really appreciate that. I hope to write more, too. I discovered a great love for writing during this process and I hope I am lucky enough to do this again.

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    1. heidi Post author

      I laughed when I read this! I need to write more – if not for me, then for you, so you don’t suffer for too long. Ha! Thank you. Truly.

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