Woman Makes Novel Dreams Come True
Kimberly, Idaho (KMVT-TV) For most of us, the hardest part of having a dream is turning it into reality. But that's what one local woman did, and the result was her first novel.
Self-published author Christine Bryant says her mom has a picture of her under a little table scribbling on a piece of paper. She says she's always liked to write, and she thinks writing is just in her blood.
Bryant says, "It's very cliché, but I had a dream one time about some characters, and I really liked it. My friend encouraged me to write it down for the story, and I did. The next thing I knew, it was a book."
That book was titled "Bound." Bryant sent her book to a few publishers, and landed a contract with a publisher in Utah. She says the book had gone through its final edits, when the company started going downhill. Bryant lost her contract, and the publisher shut down a few months later.
Bryant says, "I could have started the process all over, but I decided that the book was ready, and I was ready, and I had a great online presence. So I just did it all myself. It's self-published, and it did really well."
How well have Bryant's books sold? Since November, "Bound" has sold 1500 copies. "Broken," part two of the Crystor series, sold 3300 copies in the first two weeks it came out earlier this month. And "Broken" was also number one on Amazon's Top 100 Hot New Releases.
Bryant says, "They can order at Amazon.com, at Barnes and Noble online. They can get signed copies here at our restaurant, Maxie's in Kimberly."
Bryant hopes to release "Beloved," the last book in her trilogy, sometime early next year. Not bad for a little girl who used to scribble on pieces of paper.
If you'd like a copy of either one of Bryant's novels, or both of them, you can contact her through her website at http://christinebryant.blogspot.com/ .
June 29, 2012.