Kristy Webster is often ridiculed by her teenage son for her habit of mispronouncing common English words. Her stories have appeared in several online journals such as, “The Ginger Piglet,” “The Stone Hobo”, “Connotations”, “Abacot Journal”, “A Word With You Press”, “A Fly in Amber” and in two anthologies by GirlChildPress.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I work at an indie bookstore and I've been writing since I was about seven years old. While I've had lots of single short stories and poems published, I have felt very overwhelmed with the idea of traditional publishing. Coco is a novella, only about 70 pages long and I know that's a size that is typically not published by traditional publishers. Not only that, it's the perfect length for an e-book. My writing falls into slipstream, speculative and magical realism sub-genres so it made sense for me to forge my own path instead of looking for a ready made venue.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love being able to express myself. What I communicate through writing is something I wouldn't be able to communicate in any other medium. Connecting with others is very important to me and I feel like I connect with readers when they really get what I'm going for in my work. It's a wonderful feeling to share something that resonates deeply with others. That's what truly brings me the most joy.l
"Coco" is a novella that tells the story of two families; the Trozcos and the Fabos and the two children that set the destiny of both families in motion. Sammy is born with an exceptional beauty but a broken heart. Maribel Trozco is a child full of joy yet with a unique condition; a third arm she later calls "Coco."