Over on the blog for the Alliance of Independent Authors, they’re running a series of posts highlighting indie authors who have had great success. The authors share their secrets and other tidbits about their journeys to success. The latest post features Lilian Hart, who when asked What was the single best thing you ever did? responded by saying:
Besides self-publish in general? Because that has worked out pretty well, I’d say! The best thing I did was write the MacKenzie series. Those books are 70% of my monthly income, and readers get more and more attached with every book.
The rest of the interview is interesting, but my favorite part is when Liliana says, “Once you start self-publishing you have to constantly “feed the beast.” This echoes one of the mantras I’ve heard again and again in my research–your backlist will sell your frontlist and vice-versa.
Today, I published by debut novel, Combustible! It’s available on Kindle from Amazon for $2.99! Here’s the description:
Former Navy hero turned firefighter, Boone Childress has returned home to the Outer Banks to pursue a career in forensic fire investigation, but when a series of arsons points to murder and greed, he finds himself stymied by a corrupt law officer and his lack of formal training.
So he turns to fellow student Cedar Galloway, who’s as brilliant as she is beautiful, to help him gather the evidence they need. Drawn together by a common sense of justice—and scorching passion that ignites them both—they race to solve the crimes before the arsonist can strike and kill again.
Combustible is the debut novel in my up coming Boone Childress series. Part suspense, part romance, the series tells the story of 20-something Boone, former Navy turned college student, as he forges a career in the field of forensic fire investigation and tries his hand at love after being burned by a former lover. As Boone gains more skill as both an investigator and lover, his adventures become more and more complex–and dangerous.