Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. And writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. Don't get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher to even read one of his unpolished manualscripts/outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.
About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob's stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that's how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they have to be done.
So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I've made.
One thing I've discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that's how I setup my blog, for readers to meet Indie Authors. So, if you love Indie Authors and looking for a new author to follow, check out my blog at: http://saharafoley.com/
As of today, The Secret of Excalibur has earned two 5 star reviews from Readers’ Favorite and earned the Amazon #1 Bestseller badge for its Arthurian category. I’m currently working on the second book in the series.
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