So one year ago today the first Ouroboros Cycle book was released. Now I can tell you that when an author or artist releases something that they’ve spent ten years making, there’s a great deal of suspense and uncertainty about whether it will be well received. When you’ve put so much of yourself into a project, you’re always terrified that no one will like it.
Little did I know then the incredible response that The Ouroboros Cycle, Book One: A Monster’s Coming Of Age Story was to receive. Over the course of the past year an incredible fandom seems to have developed around the series, and I am both humbled and honored by it. The "Sassassins" as the fans have taken to calling themselves (because they, like the characters in the book, have “sass”) are some of the most enthusiastic, friendly, and clever fans I have ever seen. They have tea parties and online hang-outs, marvelous inside jokes, and are some of the most welcoming people you’ve ever met. They encourage each other, they invite new fans to join them, and are just generally awesome.
I cannot describe how much it means to me to have a fandom such as this forming around my work. It’s wonderful to think that my writing has affected people in this way, and I hope that it continues to move people and bring them together like this.
I want to thank everyone for their enthusiastic support for the book. I’m humbled and delighted and I am incredibly grateful.
So happy Sass Day to one and all!
(By the way, I did not coin the term “Sass Day”. That Sassassins did, and I love them for it.)