For the past seventeen years, I have participated in every aspect of publishing imaginable. First, I was a writer. Next, an editor. Then I became a typesetter and even tried my hand at cover design. Finally, after a long foray into academia, I settled into my life’s work: publishing. I currently teach writing, visual communication, and other English/Communication classes at Arizona State University. I am also the publisher of Sourced Media Books–a new, traditional indie publishing house. I also teach a course on writing for professional publication at Arizona State University.
I am one of those people who learns best from experience. I’m the jump-in-get-your-feet-wet type of person and can tell you I have made every mistake . . . once. I’m also quick to take advice from experienced pros and change course when I see myself going in the wrong direction.
After years of trying practically everything once, I can tell you all about traditional publishing, self-publishing, royalties, fees, agents, social media, and publicists from experience. I’m writing this blog to share what I know–so readers don’t have to experience it all the hard way!