Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
Self-publishing seemed a great way to reach out to readers in a more personal, and have full control over the process, particularly the timing. I don't have to wait for anyone to change something or put my books on promotion, I can just do it!
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
It would be a dream to make a full-time living from fiction writing. I currently supplement my income with copywriting: it's interesting work, but a lot less sexy!
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Jilly Cooper, who writes such amusing, sexy and interesting books. Elizabeth Rolls who writes wonderful Regency Romances. Victoria Holt is also a favourite, her stories are so exciting and there is alway so much intrigue and danger.
Tell Us About Your Book.
Man of the Match is a sizzling hot romance set in the glamorous world of international cricket.
It's about an ordinary girl, with a broken heart, who has a holiday fling with a handsome stranger... only to find out he's the England cricket captain.
If that wasn't complication enough, there's a celebrity ex-girlfriend, a surprise pregnancy, and a psychotic ex-boyfriend.
But this is a romance, so that means a happy ending, right?
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
Many people have holiday romances that never come to anything. You go home, you never hear from one another again. The idea that you could actually meet your soul mate, the love of your life, and end up together forever is hopefully compelling.
It's also a sexy work, but without too much kink. The scenes are a little edgy, but readers preferring a vanilla milkshake with a sprinkle of hot spice will find what they're looking for.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I expect self-publishing and traditional publishing to have a lot more crossover. We're already seeing that, with traditionally published authors having to do much more of the legwork these days.
There will certainly be lots of outsourced services: editing, design, promotion that self-published authors will pick and choose from, depending on their skills. The Naughty List is a great example of this.
From the reader's point of view (speaking as a reader myself) I don't think readers will notice or care whether a quality book was self-published or traditionally published.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
I design all my own covers. I get feedback from fellow writers.