Most frequent questions and answers
Probably the moment when I realised how much work it really takes to self-publish!
Up until that time I was studying to become a translator and I still believed I could combine the two. I quickly discovered how wrong I was. After my first book Fiction Builder! came out, I decided that this was definitely the right career for me.
From a very young age I’ve been in love with the English language. I remember my 8-year-old self trying to decipher English language books because English wasn’t taught at my school at the time and I desperately wanted to understand all these wonderful books. Of course it took me a bit longer before I actually learned to write in English. These days I also have a British editor who keeps me from making a fool of myself!
Because of the level of control over my own creative process and production schedule. As an introvert I didn’t relish the idea of having to do my own marketing, but then I learned that these days even traditionally published authors have to do most of their own marketing. That really sealed the deal for me. And of course the money. I like money. Lots of it!
Always be yourself and do your own thing. If everything seems terrible now, one day you’ll meet the right people, make real friends and get a career out of what you love doing most. And everything will be worth the trouble it took to get there.
Publish more books! MANY more books! This year will see the release of my first horror novel. After that I have two paranormal adventure thrillers lined up, and in 2022 I plan the release of my new paranormal time travel series The Godwick Chronicles.