ABOUT ANNE FRASIER
Anne Frasier (a.k.a. Theresa Weir) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books. Her memoir, The Orchard, was an Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the October Indie Next List, a B+ featured title in Entertainment Weekly, a One Book One Community Read, Target Book Club Pick, and Books-A-Million Book Club Pick.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN
But something totally weird and unexpected happened a couple of weeks ago. I made the New York Times bestseller list. And not for The Orchard, but for The Man Who Left. I've been in this business thirty years, and never had a book hit the New York Times list until now.
On top of that, The Girl with the Cat Tattoo is a DABWAHA finalist. This blows me away, and it's humbling and gratifying to know that people are embracing this book that I considered an underdog. Or undercat. People read the book. People want me to finish the second one. (I hope to get back to it this summer. Fall, at the very latest, which would mean a 2014 release.)
You can grab The Girl with the Cat Tattoo for free on Amazon. At the moment, it's only available on Amazon, but you'll be able to find it everywhere April 1. In fact, I'll be pulling most of my titles out of Amazon Select over the next several months, so this is probably the last time The Girl with the Cat Tattoo will ever be free, and I doubt any of my other titles will ever be free again, but who knows?
And all of this taking place in an unsteady time of my career. I've been without an agent for about a year, and I'm feeling more okay about that. It's a weird time for agents, and many are having trouble finding solid footing in this new publishing world.
Today I just received a copy of a newly signed contract, a two-book deal. No agent involved. I've been keeping this somewhat under wraps, but I can now share it. It's for a Play Dead reissue, and a sequel to Play Dead which will be out in 2014.
It's an exciting time to be a writer. It really is. Scary, but exciting. Writing without a net.