I wanted to create a book myself from start to finish. I see so many authors self-publishing and it was something that interested me. I self-published a book when I first began my blogging journey and I felt called to publish this new dessert book before the 2020 holidays.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords makes it easy to publish on your own time. Once I was used to their platform, this second book was much easier to publish. My book is seen by so many ebook readers such as Apple, Nook and Kindle.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love creating a story, and in this case, a collection of my most favorite recipes. I have a little personal excerpt for each recipe explaining my inspiration for the recipe or why I love it. Creating the cover for this book was also alot of fun and I was finally able to create the beautiful cover I wanted.
What do your fans mean to you?
It means so much to me that they take time out of their busy day to support me by sending me messages or buying the book. Just sharing my info on their social media means so much. Of all the authors and cookbooks out there, I feel special that they chose me to support.
What are you working on next?
There will be more recipe books! And I'm working on two fiction novels.
Who are your favorite authors?
Donna Tartt, Stephen King, Anne Rice
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My meditation work, writing and the beautiful city I live in!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love lifting weights, reading, cooking, spending time with friends and meditating.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Online platforms, social media, my Nook ereader
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and I'm still working on it! :)
What is your writing process?
Meditating on or thinking about the story, sit down with coffee with no distractions and pushing through it. It's difficult for me to write alot at once so I write a little at once. For my dessert ebook, I wrote alot at once. Most days I spent the whole day on writing and creating the cover
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