Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I've been writing fan-fiction for years, so it was the natural progression of things. It was my husband, Scott who actually pushed me kicking and screaming into writing my first romance, Bolo.
The process was challenging, but the decision to self-publish came easily after reviewing the terms and royalty rates from traditional romance publishing houses.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Not at all. I love to write, but the realist in me has always seen it as a hobby.
That's gradually starting to change, however, given the positive responses from my first published work.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Alexa Riley, Nora Roberts, and of all people, Victor Hugo (though I try not to be so wordy!)
Tell Us About Your Book:
Bolo is a romance between two twenty-somethings, each carrying their own personal baggage. For Bolo, it's his past, for Suzanne, it's her image of herself.
Though each secretly longs for the other (Bolo's actually quite obsessed), it takes them a while to break out of their own fears and apprehensions.
Once they do, some delicious action and adventure may just get in the way of their love!
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
I love the hesitancy of the hero and heroine to get past their own insecurities and make a connection. They've both dreamed from afar for so long that once that connection is made, 'blossoming' is hardly the word to describe their passion; it's more like an explosion.
Happily Ever After is a promise, but I always remind my readers that HEA doesn't necessarily mean perfection. Love takes work!
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I actually see it becoming the default, just as online news has effectively replaced newsprint. The convenience of self-publishing, along with the increase in the author's share of the revenue will continue to drive it forward.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
The Killion Group
If you're an aspiring author, go for it! Effectively, that's how my husband drove me through writing my first romance novel. The biggest stumbling-block of becoming a writer (and my own) was the feeling that it would just be so much work.
Three pages a day. Put those words down, and in less than three months, you'll have a novel!