I work as a Business Development Manager.
I am a part-time fiction writer, although my first completed book was a How-To book. How to solve the Arab Israeli problem in the Middle East.
My next book was fictional. Well before Donald Trump came to power, I wrote an amusing story of how the American people decided to ditch democracy and the series of events which led to it.
Both of these weren't published, even by self publishing. They weren't good enough.
After writing Martina, I knew this book was one to publish. I only sent it to one traditional publishing house, where it got rejected. Not having time to send it to others; I went down the self-publishing route.
The feedback I have had from those who have read the book is extremely positive.