You Purchased Our Dream

Yesterday, a collection of 24 fantasy and science fiction novels called Rogue Skies made the USA Today Bestseller List:

Thank you to all who supported our run.

Thank you to the authors in the set. ❤ You are amazing. I’m so grateful we achieved this together.

And lastly, I would like to take a moment to remember my sister, Carolyn.

Five years ago, Carolyn passed away. Before she died, she asked me to finish and publish the stories I’d been writing for years.

Fast-forward to 2019.

An opportunity to become a part of the Rogue Skies Boxed Set came my way, and everything fell into place. The money to buy into the set showed up. A book I’d been working on for years suddenly fell into place, and so did its sequel, and it’s the best book I’ve written yet.

Yes, USA Today is just a list. But claiming those letters means so much to me.

When my sister died, I was lost in a very dark place. But I’ve rallied – thanks to the promise I made her, good friends, caring coworkers, helpful authors, and the small but amazing group of fans who’ve been there from the start. They motivated me to continue.

I’m not a successful author. I’m not even a mid-lister. Do I make money on my books? Yes, every month. I make a few bucks to feed my auidio book addiction. But I don’t make a living at it.

Earning my letters has ALWAYS been a huge goal. In the writing world, earning your letters is a bit like an athlete making it to the Olympics. It’s validation that your hard work has paid off. If you earn your letters JUST ONCE, you can claim them FOREVER.

And I did make the list with the most amazing team of authors. We’ll always be a USA Today bestselling authors all because you believed in us and bought a copy of Rogue Skies.

Your 99 cents sale purchased our dream. ❤

Thank you.

~Melinda Kucsera