Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
Actually, I've experienced publishing with a medium press and enjoyed it, but wanted to give self-publishing a try. I think it gives you an insider view of what goes on behind the scenes.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
No, I didn't. And actually I still have a day-job as a Process Improvement Consultant. I think my writing and my other creative outlets help keep me sane.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Obviously all of the female writers who came before us laid the foundations - Jane Austin and the Bronte sisters, to name a few. But more recently, I love what Karen Marie Moning brings in life in her characters and I love the humor that Julia Quinn adds to her stories.
Tell Us About Something You've Written.
Risky Business was originally a short story. An editor I had at Ellora's Cave encouraged me to expand it into a novella so I did. It's a workplace romance where two people, who avoided their attraction to each other for far too long, end up pulled together over a stupid bet.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
I love where Mia's friends rally around her when they learn of the bet about her and back her up when she goes to resolve the problem.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I think self-publishing is only going to get bigger. Now that the genie I out of the bottle (so to speak) and it's becoming more acceptable I think we'll see more and more of the traditional pub authors making the leap.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
Fiona Jayde - she's AWESOME! You can find her at http://fionajaydemedia.com/
-- Readers, you can find Risky Business and all of Dena's work and more at her website: http://www.denagarson.com/risky-business.html