The Last Letter–2011 IPPY Gold Medal–Winner Best Regional Fiction, Midwest

Wow what a week!

It’s been an exciting week for the debut of The Last Letter. Yesterday I was notified of the Gold Medal I won in the Independent Publishers annual competition. It’s thrilling to be included in a group that consists of self-published, small press, and university press winners.

In addition to all the kind words from readers and friends and positive reviews I’ve received so far, I was honored to experience about 24 hours on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list last Saturday. I was at numbers 2 and 3 for much of that time!

Since April 30th I’ve spent time all over the map on the kindle bestseller list, but at times, for a debut, self-published book in it’s first week to sit here: is really pretty exciting!
#188 overall paid kindle list
#2 kindle western
#3 books western
#4 kindle historical fiction

At one point, I was right behind and then ahead of Water for Elephants! One of my all-time favorite books!

Anyway, thank you to everyone who is and was buying my book. Wow, thanks. To finally be in the process of selling The Last Letter–no matter the path I took–is the greatest thing I could imagine. It’s everything I did imagine.

2 thoughts on “The Last Letter–2011 IPPY Gold Medal–Winner Best Regional Fiction, Midwest

  1. I love Historical Fiction based in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and The Last Letter was perfect. The book was wonderfully written and I had a hard time putting the book down as I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next.
    I look forward to Kathleen’s next book and hope there will be more of Jeanie and Family.
    Thank you Kathleen for such a interesting and wonderful book.

  2. Thank you so much, I was happy to find Kathleen’s Blog so I can keep up with the progress of her career.
    The Last Letter would make a wonderful Hallmark movie, it is exactly what they are looking for.

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