I was in Raleigh yesterday helping Mom. This was the second time while away from my computer, emails, all manner of “connectedness,” that exciting news about THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE sat percolating in my inbox until I got home.
I’d spent the day with Mom raking leaves, going to the bank, emptying recycling bins, and checking her mail. I’d bought her a Christmas tree and stand, got it set up and ready for her to decorate, and by the end of the day, I was tired. A good tired though, you know? Driving home I always take what we call “the country route,” shorter in mileage than the highway, but longer to drive because it’s…ya know. A rural country road. It was already dark, and so, I took my time, looking at the Christmas lights people had put up. Traffic was heavier than usual, but typical for a Monday after a holiday, so it took me twice as long to drive home as it did to get to her house.
Soon as I pulled in the drive, I got the vehicle unloaded – because you never go to Mom’s without coming home with a boatload of things she think you ought to have – like jelly. Canned tomatoes. An ornament.
And finally, after all that, saying “Hi” and giving a hug to my hubby, I launched my computer. And my eyes zeroed in on this absolutely wonderful news from my editor.
USA TODAY BEST-SELLING BOOKS TOP 150
November 20, 2016 #121 The Education of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart (Kensington $9.99)
Heart rate went up much higher than it had when I was raking those doggone leaves like some sort of maniac.
But, then, I saw MORE news. I started making weird squeaky noises. My husband saw my face, heard my noises, and paused in his cooking.
“Are you all right?”
There was some hand flapping.
Little Dog sat down and stared at me.
I continued to hyperventilate. 🙂
One of my publicists shared that the book has been in the bestseller rankings at the independent bookstores around the country, and she had written:
“You are officially Donna Everhart, USA Today and IndieBound Bestselling Author!”
THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE has been ranked at #24, #15, #16, and most recent, #17 since it’s release.
What a way to end my day!
That tired feeling I had was ziiiiip! Gone! Yes, there may have been dancing around the house while juggling a beer to celebrate.