Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

An Amazing Two Years

Two years ago, I self-published my first novel entitled: Something New. Eight books later and I can honestly say that I had no idea what my writing journey would bring.

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It’s been an interesting ride. Exciting, surprising, and at times downright exhausting, but if I had to pick just one word to describe the journey, I’d have to say it’s been AMAZING! The brainstorming, researching, writing, starting over, writing some more, editing, editing, editing some more, and finally typing – THE END – has been an amazing experience!

I won’t go into great detail about the last two years, but if you want to read snippets of my writing journey, everything from when I created my own book deal, to signing on to write for Harlequin Kimani, here are a few links:

My Three-Book Deal!

Six Months in Review

What a Year!

Breaking News: New Harlequin Kimani Writers

Chapters Book Club- ROCKS

Talent, Passion, Discipline

It has truly been an awesome two years! My relationships with my critique partners are stronger than ever and I can’t imagine my life without them. I have met some wonderful authors and love that we all do what we can to support each other. Oh, and don’t even get me started talking about the AWESOME readers out there! YOU GUYS ROCK!

So as you can see, I didn’t get here on my own. I am so thankful to my mentors, critique partners, family, friends, and readers. Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement! It’s been a wonderful two years and I’m looking forward to many years to come!

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May 5, 2014 Posted by | Months in Review | | 27 Comments

What a Year!

I was just thinking…a year ago, April 24, 2012, I published my first novel, Something New. As I look back over the past twelve months, I find it hard to believe it’s been a year…and what a year it’s been! Here is just a taste of what I’ve been up to this past year:

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April 24, 2012

Release day of my debut novel: Something New, an “edgy” sweet romance.

April 25, 2012

First short story published, Best Woman for the Job, a contemporary romance. Best Woman for the Job was FREE for the first few days of it’s release.

May 2012

Best Woman for the Job – an All Romance ebook bestseller.

June 2012

  • In knowing that the sky is the limit and believing that I’d be publishing books for many, many more years to come, I formed a LLC publishing company. Figured it would also be a good move come tax time. NOTE: Amaris Publishing LLC is currently only publishing books by Sharon C. Cooper.
  • Something New, made Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in African American Romance and Multi-cultural Romance.
  • Best Woman for the Job, made Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in Multi-cultural Romance.

July 2012

  • My second novel was released, Blue Roses (Book 1 of the Reunited Series), a romantic suspense.
  • Something New made Amazon’s top 50 Best Sellers list in Multi-cultural Romance and the top 100 in both Religious Romance and African American Literature.

August 2012

  • Something New and Blue Roses are now in paperback!
  • Blue Roses made Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in African American and Multi-Cultural Romance.
  • I mapped out my next book series – the Jenkins Family Series. Best Woman for the Job is the prequel for this five-book series. Stay tuned – more information about this series is coming.

September 2012

  • Blue Roses is still on Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in African American and Multi-Cultural Romance.
  • Outlined two new titles (contemporary romances). More information to come -summer 2013.

October 2012

  • Released my second short story, Secret Rendezvous a romantic suspense and the prequel to, Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series.  Secret Rendezvous is a “FREE” read – visit my website to find out how to get your copy. www.sharoncooper.net
  • Something New has been on Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in Multi-cultural Romance for five months!

November -December 2012

Slowed things down for the holiday and did some traveling. NOTE: still wrote daily

January 2013

Rewrites/edited – Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series

February 2013

Released Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series. Rendezvous with Danger made it to Amazon’s top 10 Best Sellers list in African American Romance and Multi-cultural Romance. It also made Amazon’s top 30 Best Sellers list in African American Literature.

March 2013

  • Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series is on Amazon’s top 20 Best Sellers list in African American Romance and Multi-cultural Romance. Also on Amazon’s top 50 Best Sellers list in African American Literature.
  • Working on two contemporary novels (to be named) due out Spring and Fall of 2014

April 2013

  • Secret Rendezvous has been on Amazon’s top 10 Best Sellers (FREE books) list in African American Romance for the past six months.
  • Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series is on Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in African American Romance and Multi-cultural Romance.
  • Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series is now in paperback.

2013 is promising to be just as busy with a new series, the Jenkins Family Series, coming this summer and book three of the Reunited Series due out this Fall! More details coming over the next few weeks.

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As I reflect on the past year, I’m reminded that I didn’t get here alone. I am so thankful to my mentors, critique partners, family, friends and readers. Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement! It’s been a wonderful ride and I’m looking forward to another amazing year!

Stay tuned…

April 23, 2013 Posted by | Books, Just Thinking, Months in Review | , | 17 Comments

Six Months in Review

There is nothing like a vacation that gives you time to reflect on your life and a reminder to count your blessings. I just spent an amazing week and one day (thanks to hurricane Sandy) on a Caribbean cruise relaxing; celebrating ten years of marriage to my wonderful husband; and thinking about the past few months of my writing career. I can’t believe it’s been six months since I self-published my first novel! It’s been a wild, and at times, an exhausting ride – but I have no complaints. So let me tell you about the last six months.

April 24th

I released my debut novel: Something New, an “edgy” sweet romance.

April 25th

My first short story, Best Woman for the Job, a contemporary romance, was not only published, but was “FREE” for the first three days. There were over 500 downloads within those three days!

May 2012

Best Woman for the Job became an All Romance ebook best seller.

June 2012

In knowing that the sky is the limit and believing that I’d be publishing books for many, many more years to come, I formed a LLC publishing company. Figured it would also be a good move come tax time. NOTE: This company is only publishing books by Sharon C. Cooper.

Something New, made the Amazon’s top 100 Best Seller list in Multi-cultural Romance.

Best Woman for the Job, made Amazon’s top 100 Best Seller list in Multi-cultural Romance.

July 2012

I self-published my second novel, Blue Roses (Book 1 of the Reunited Series), a romantic suspense.

Something New made Amazon’s top 50 Best Seller list in Multi-cultural Romance and the top 100 in both Religious Romance and African American Literature.

I was contacted by a senior editor from the country’s largest traditional publisher of category romance! I’ll tell you more about this in months to come.

August 2012

Something New and Blue Roses are now in paperback!

Blue Roses made Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in Multi-Cultural Romance.

I mapped out my next book series – the Jenkins Family Series. Best Woman for the Job is the prequel for this five book series. Stay tuned – more information about this series coming January 2013.

September 2012

I outlined two new titles (contemporary romances). Stay tuned – more information to come -summer 2013.

October 2012

Released my second short story, Secret Rendezvous a romantic suspense and the prequel to my next novel, Rendezvous with Danger.  Secret Rendezvous is a “FREE” read – visit my website to find out how to get your copy. www.sharoncooper.net

Something New has been on Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in Multi-cultural Romance for five months!

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As I reflect on the last six months, I’m reminded that I didn’t get here alone. I am so thankful to my mentors, critique partners, family, friends and readers. Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement! It’s been a wonderful ride and I’m looking forward to the next six months!

Stay tuned…

October 31, 2012 Posted by | Just Thinking, Months in Review | , , , , | 25 Comments