Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I couldn't find anyone publishing a story like this.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
I've wanted to be a writer since I was thirteen.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
Hemingway, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Twain.
Tell Us About Your Book, Discovered Mate.
Alex, an overachieving college student, yearns for a wild night. She goes to Sophie, a friend known for craziness. Sophie invites Alex to a party to play strip chess against Sam, a guy who drives Alex a little bit nuts.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
The humor. It makes the characters more believable.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
Some combination of the publishing house and individual system. Self-published authors need easier access to editing, marketing and cover design.
Publishing houses provide all of that, and filter bad writers, but demand too much control. A hybrid system is needed, so writers can spend more time writing.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
I chose the stock photo. Alchemy Covers (www.alchemybookcovers.com) did the text and cover design.