I was on the fence about going traditional or hooking up with a vanity publisher. I did a little bit of research and talked with a few indie published authors I met on twitter as well as some traditionally published authors. What tipped me was going to a Writer.ly panel of indie authors who are all NYT Bestsellers. I read their book The Naked Truth about Self Publishing and decided that the numbers don't lie. Indie was they way I wanted to go.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to get my first book out to readers. Readers are the spine of any authors business. I look forward to hearing back from the people who have downloaded my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The creativity. Building an entire world from the depths of my imagination. The biggest thrill comes from getting a new twist on a WIP that takes it to the next level.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! They really do! At this point in my career as a writer fans are who you can reach out to when you are at the 30k word mark and feel like you can't go on! They are the ones who keep you motivated through their enthusiasm and support.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a novel called Beast WIthin for the Shifters and Sorcery series. Mark, from the short story Full Moon Station, is one of the main characters.
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Hope is plunged into a world of magic and mystery when creatures from Greek Myth start trying to kill her. Rescued by an enigmatic warrior named Thane, she embarks on a journey to learn of her past and save her future.