Oregon Author Self Publishes a Bestseller
Pandora's Key Tops out on Amazon.com
Oregonian Nancy Richardson Fischer, the author of the young adult book, Pandora’s Key, which takes place in NW Portland, is proving that it’s possible to self-publish a book and find success.
On Sept 18th,
Fischer’s Book won the IndieReader Discovery Award for YA Fiction announced at this year’s Book Expo of America and has garnered positive reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews and rave reviews on Amazon.com.
“In this inventive debut installment of The Key Trilogy, an Oregon girl’s life is uprooted by the discovery of her pivotal role in a prophecy stemming from Greek mythology... Surprising twists add to the story’s intrigue. The co-author of several sports autobiographies, Fischer hits her stride in this quick-paced novel.” -- Publisher’s Weekly
“With this fresh, intriguing novel, Fischer is clearly laying the groundwork for a trilogy that will successfully continue to bring ancient mythology forward into a modern tale of self-discovery…Fischer’s fast pacing and numerous plot twists are sure to keep the reader turning the pages…Characters are well fleshed out and sympathetic, and some have hidden alliances that serve to make Evangeline’s plight seem all the more realistic. With vivid imagery, compelling characters and plenty of bursts of action, this first novel weaving mythology and contemporary teenage troubles is thrillingly memorable!” -- Kirkus Indie
Sandra Stiles, a teacher from Florida wrote in her review on Amazon: “When a book can take over a class to the point that they are fighting over which class gets to read it first or next then you known it’s a great book. I haven’t seen this much enthusiasm since my students started reading The Hunger Games Trilogy.”
Pandora’s Key also attracted enthusiastic mainstream reviews on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and from bloggers, including “How I see it Reviews, “The Fiction Diaries, “Think Books” and “Shut Up and Read.”
With ebook sales averaging 700+ a month, a strong following of dedicated readers, a climbing ranking on Amazon, and a big contest win, Fischer is proving that self-publishing success is possible for an independent Oregon book.