Last summer I took an awesome email class from social media maven Kristen Lamb that connected me with some of the most savvy, brilliant, and innovative writers I’ve ever met, like Ali Dent! Some of us have the good fortune to already have books out, while others are on the journey toward their debut publication. Ali has an awesome “literature club” book project in the works that will benefit kids and encourage reading. How cool is that?
I have one paw in each world, actually. After pub’ing 23 nonfiction pet care books with high-profile New York publishers, I’ve only this past week received an acceptance on my debut novel. So I’m both an old hand at this publishing game (“old” being the operative word!) and a newbie to fiction.
The fiction wouldn’t have happened without the nonfiction going ker-FLOOOEY (that’s a techie word). If my nonfiction books hadn’t stopped selling, I wouldn’t have gotten rights back and re-released them to the world. And the success of my kindle-ization journey gave me the confidence to return to fiction.
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