You Say It Like It's a Bad Thing

I’m not a person who likes labels. I use them at times. I just don’t like them. So, I’m wondering when the word “independent” turned into a bad thing. The dictionary says the word means true or liberated, so why do so many book review sites refuse to give books by independent authors a read? Before you go any further, in case you don’t know, I write books involving women who love women—also known as lesbian fiction. So, not only am I an independent writer, I also write in a genre shunned by many reviewers. I understand that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I get that, but broadening one’s horizon is just that—isn’t it? And as if that wasn’t enough, to add insult to injury, heaven forbid you o

How'd I Get Here?

I started my career/hobby quite accidentally. Long story somewhat shorter—I got hooked on a television show which led me to fan fiction, and after reading dozens if not hundreds of stories, I started writing my own. I’ll be the first to admit that my first story had a tremendous amount of punctuation, sentence structure and repetitive errors in it, but the story itself was a good one, and it garnered a lot of attention, so I wrote another, and then another, and then another. Four years later, due to the constant prodding by my fans and my friends, I bit the bullet and decided—what the hell. I’m not a person with a lot of self-confidence, but I knew if I didn’t try, I would always regret it.

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