Big Success Story
Multiple Books. Multiple Series.
She wants nothing more than to entertain the world with her words…
She is crafting more than a career; she is putting together the pieces to create an empire.
Carolyn Arnold has rocketed to publishing success in just five years, accomplishing what many authors have taken much longer to achieve. That is, if they ever do. From May 2011 through December 2016, she’s created twenty-six published books and four continuing series. While she is known primarily for crime fiction, she added a light-hearted mystery series in 2014 and an action adventure series in 2015, expanding her genre diversity. By 2014, she was writing and self-publishing full time, and in 2015, she incorporated her own publishing company, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.. At the start of 2016, her husband joined her company full time.
Her road to success began with her first novel. Ties That Bind was published in 2011 with the intention of it being the first book in a series starring a strong female detective—Madison Knight. The book quickly gained popularity on Amazon, and by the fall of 2011, it was climbing the police procedural ranks. By the end of 2011, she’d added two more titles to her credit—the next book in the Madison Knight series and a novel entitled Eleven. Initially released as a standalone title, Eleven’s popularity became such that Carolyn dubbed it the first book in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. This series remains one of Carolyn’s bestsellers and has garnered rave reviews. In the spring of 2012, Ties That Bind was in the top five of the police procedural genre.
In less than two years, she’d published four books. From May 2011 through the end of 2012, Carolyn had four books under her belt, but she was just getting started. In the spring of 2014 she launched the McKinley Mysteries series.
By the end of 2013, her release count had jumped to six, and in February 2014, Eleven officially became the first in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. Due to her publishing success, Carolyn reduced her hours at her day job in 2013, and just a year later she was able to leave that employment entirely. This decision was the right one for her and was followed by even more success. Carolyn incorporated her own publishing company in June of 2015. June 2016 marked Carolyn’s fifth year as a published author.
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