Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I've had a number of short pieces published in print anthologies by traditional publishing, and while that was fun, the pay was abysmal and I couldn't quite see myself making enough from that route to justify spending enough time on it. Self-publishing allows so much more control over one's own work, as well as flexibility. Frankly, I just love it.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Ever since a grade school classroom project in which we all "published" a book (mine was an epic tale of talkative creatures living in the sea), I knew writing & publishing would rank highly in my life. It's not my main profession, but the more time I spend at being an author, the more I see it happily grabbing an ever larger chunk of my time.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Tons! And they're all over the map. Some influences include Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey, Rita Mae Brown, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Patricia Briggs, and seriously the list could just go on.
Tell Us About Something You've Written.
Surrendered to the Pack is book 1 in a four-part serial filled with delicious cliffhangers and wolf shifter loving. Heroine and modern girl Cassandra Wakefield is from an isolated mountain town that for centuries has offered up a virginal female sacrifice to the local pack of dangerous wolf shifters in order to keep the peace.
She's willing, scared, and very curious. When she meets the shifters and heads to her "initiation," she thinks she's prepared for what's ahead. But something dramatic and utterly unexpected happens, throwing a curve ball into everything and promising to majorly rock the world of the shifters.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
This story was very sensuous as well as sexual to write, and I really enjoyed getting those emotions and senses onto every page that I could. I also really love the cliffhanger at the end (evil laugh).
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
Getting ever more huge. Self-publishing is here to stay, and that's because readers have spoken very clearly with their wallets that they tremendously enjoy having a far wider selection of stories to read than traditional publishing ever allowed.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
Aria from Resplendent Media.