A day in the life of… Darkness Falls publication day

The publication of Darkness Falls today has been awesome. I love publication day. It’s always nerve-wracking but very exciting to see one of my books go out into the world. This is the time for me, when a book finally feels real, and I can see what people think.

Publication day often always starts for me with a trip to the loo (I know, classy) I woke up this morning at 2am, needing to pee, and this is when I saw the Darkness Falls ebook had just arrived in my Kindle’s virtual library. I’ve since found out that 15,000 people pre-ordered the ebook edition, which is awesome, and when I hear this, I always think about the Kindles and e-readers where my book will appear, and that’s when the nerves kick in.

On my return from the smallest room, I lay awake for an hour thinking about all those Kindles and e-readers, and then I managed to get back to sleep. When I woke up, it was a lovely sunny day, so before breakfast, I took the dogs out in the garden and made this video for social media, still a little bleary-eyed…


After breakfast, I sat down to get some writing done. I’m 50,000 words into a new book (news about that very soon) and I just managed to hit my daily word count in between looking at social media/ posting on social media/refreshing sales rankings/reading emails. At 10am I was was thrilled to see Darkness Falls hit the number one spot on Apple Books in the UK!

After lunch me and my husband, Ján took the dogs into town for a publication day coffee and cake (and a little drink) and I managed to switch off for a bit and enjoy the sunshine.

And then we came home, and I’m cooking chicken with baked potatoes, and writing this to you in-between trying to upload these photos and videos on a dodgy WI-Fi connection. All in all a quiet, but perfect publication day.

I’ve already received so many lovely messages. They all mean the world to me, and I’m so happy and grateful to everyone who has bought a copy in ebook, audiobook or print. THANK YOU. I’m very excited to hear what you think of Darkness Falls!


Rob x