Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I've gone the traditional route with 14 previous novels, but the formula is often constricting. With this book, I wanted to colour outside the lines. I wanted the characters to show their true personalities, which at times, isn't all that attractive. Kind of like real life.
Self publishing gave me the opportunity to stretch my wings and write a story that was true to the characters.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
No. Not even close. My online moniker is Fortuitous Pen because writing and publishing was rather accidental. Now, two years and 15 books later, I write because it's cathartic. I write as a way of escaping the demands of my day job as a CEO in Canada.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Dr. Seuss, Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Clancy.
Each for very different reasons.
Tell Us About Your Book.
My most recent release is titled, 'The Cay'. It's a story about greed, love, respect, and temptation, and the characters who at times, struggle with each of these demands.
This novel is a m/f contemporary erotica romance with explicit scenes that will awaken the reader and make them feel like they're a part of the action.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
There is nothing about this book that is simple. Relationships are tough. They're fraught with challenges and regret brought on by tough decisions. Aemelia and Duke are both strong individuals and they clash even in the midst of love.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I'm not sure. Self publishing is a blessing and a curse. This approach makes it easier for individuals to enter the arena, often with a product that is less than worthy of publication.
I think everyone should have to jump through the hoops of getting their work to market with a traditional publishing firm at least once in their career.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
My good friend, Aurora Winston is a graphic designer by trade. My book covers are the first project of this type for her. She's used to corporate work, and frankly, she finds cover design to be a breath of fresh air. We jive with our ideas and I find it a rush to see her bring my vision to life.