March 2003: H.J. Ralles named Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for March for the entire Dallas/Fort Worth District.
February 1st 2003: Keeper of the Realm kick-off parties at two Barnes & Noble stores in Plano are a resounding success with over 200 attending each. Thank you to everyone who joined me for a fun-filled afternoon.
January 2003: Keeper of the Realm is released to rave reviews and brisk sales. The 3rd book in the Keeper series will be published in January 2004.
October 2002: Keeper of the Realm cover design is complete. Artist Dan Silverman designs a fabulous cover. The 2nd book in the Keeper series will be published on January 15th2003.
September 20th 2002: H.J. Ralles attends the SEBA convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and signs copies of Darok 9 for South Eastern Independent Booksellers.
August 2002: Keeper of the Kingdom listed as one of the best-selling young readers' novels in the Houston Chronicle. Sales figures were given by all of the Barnes & Noble stores in the Houston District
August 2002: A Los Angeles movie studio shows interest in the novels!
July 26th 2002: Houston Tour. Succesful workshops and signings in Houston, Lake Jackson and Webster.
July 19th 2002: H.J. Ralles attends Cluefest and is a participant on several panels of authors.
June 1st 2002: Keeper of the Kingdom goes into a THIRD printing! Hang on to those first and second edition copies, folks! Thank you everyone who purchased a copy of my book and made this possible, and to all of you who have sent me such wonderful letters. This is very exciting for me.May 25th 2002: Booksigning Tour of New Jersey and Connecticut.
May 2nd 2002: Keeper of the Realm is edited and at Top Publications.
March 1st 2002: H.J. Ralles named Barnes & Noble Author of the Month for the Fort Worth District, TX.
February 11th 2002: Keeper of the Kingdom selected as "Staff Pick of the Month" by Barnes & Noble, Creekwalk, Plano.
February 1st 2002: H.J. Ralles interviewed for Plano TV. The interview will be broadcast at 5:00pm every night from 2/4 - 2/8 on Channel A31.
January 20th 2002: Over 100 people turn up forDarok 9 kickoff party at Barnes & Noble, 15th Street, Plano. Great time had by all.
January 19th 2002: Article about Darok 9 release appears on front page of Plano Star Courier.
January 18th 2002: Darok 9 purchased by two schools for the curriculum.
January 2nd 2002: Darok 9 officially released.
January 1st 2002: Darok 9 gets great review on myshelf.com. H.J. Ralles also interviewed.
December 27th 2001: H.J. Ralles gets publicity in U.K. newspaper.
December 18th 2001: Darok 9 returns from the printers and is on schedule for release in January.
November 5th 2001: Darok 9 goes to the printers and is on schedule for publication in January.
October 18th 2001: Keeper of the Kingdom goes into a second printing! Hang on to those first edition copies, folks! Thank you everyone who purchased a copy of my book and made this possible, and to all of you who have sent me such wonderful letters.
October 12th 2001: Scholastic Book Fairs places an order for Keeper of the Kingdom.
September 8 2001: H.J. Ralles attends MISIBA Trade Show in Oklahoma City with other Top Publications authors.
September 7th 2001: Fantastic cover design for Darok 9 completed by artist, Daniel Silverman.
September 2001: H.J. Ralles named Dallas District, Author of the Month by Barnes & Noble - Keeper of the Kingdom to be featured in every store in the district.
August 25th 2001: Keeper of the Kingdom named Local #1 best selling fiction paperback by Dallas Morning News.
July 2001: Houston booksigning tour visiting Galveston, Webster and Conroe. H.J. Ralles takes part in discussions by panels of Authors at Cluefest Mystery Convention.
June 2001: Arkansas booksigning tour visiting Little Rock, Jacksonville and Benton.
May 2001: Trip to Tulsa, OK. H.J. Ralles appears as part of panel of mystery authors in Barnes & Noble, Fort Worth.
April 2001: Arizona booksigning tour visiting Phoenix and Tucson. H.J. Ralles appears as part of a Barnes & Noble panel of authors discussing the publishing of children's books.
March 2001: First out-of-state tour to Las Vegas, NV.
January 2001: Keeper of the Kingdom published.