Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
After many years of attempting to break into legacy publishing with little success, I gave up after my son's birth in 2008. I started writing fan fiction which gave me the courage to try self-publishing. In just a few short years, the rise of e-readers, most significantly the Kindle, has completely changed the landscape of publishing. I'm proud to be a part of it.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
No, I'm a lawyer. Though I wrote often as a child, I never thought it could be a career.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Nora Roberts, Jill Shalvis, Debbie Macomber...so many wonderful women. Too many to list!
Tell Us About Something You've Written.
Forever a Bridesmaid is the first book in the Always a Bridesmaid series about professional bridesmaids who find their own happily-ever-afters.Erin Delaney’s struggling professional bridesmaid’s business needs an infusion of cash—quick—so she can support herself and her younger brother. When she gets a last-minute contract for a week of wedding festivities in Savannah, she jumps at the chance to create the perfect wedding. But she didn’t count on the groom’s disapproving brother…
Charming architect Matthew Westbrook will do anything to stop his younger brother’s pell-mell rush to the altar. He just didn’t count on falling for the smart and sexy bridesmaid that his mother hired…
When his matchmaking mama offers to sweeten the deal, Erin will earn the money she needs, if she can manage to keep Matthew from destroying the wedding. But, when her secret deal comes to light, will she lose her chance at love…in Forever a Bridesmaid, first in the Always a Bridesmaid series?
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
I love the day that Matthew shows Erin around his hometown of Savannah, Georgia. It's their first date.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
Self-publishing is definitely the path forward, especially for new authors. While I think that certain genres, such as children's books, will remain paper oriented, I doubt we'll see paperbacks much in twenty years.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
Kim Killion of the Killion Group.