Cassondra Windwalker is experienced with both traditional and self-publishing. Find out which one she prefers and why you should be careful with book contests.
1. Tell me briefly about your latest book – what is it about and what motivated you to write it?
Bury The Lead is a dark psychological thriller exploring the nature of truth and the power of love. It’s the story of a small-town newspaper editor who frames himself for the murder of his missing girlfriend. I was inspired to write it by the precarious position of the press in modern society.
2. How have your sales been?
The book just came out in September, so of course reporting isn’t back yet. But it’s been placed in local and national chains and is available in e-book and paperback across all online retailers.
3. You’ve had experience with both self-publishing and traditional publishing. Which one do you prefer, and why?
I prefer traditional because the amazing support of a strong publishing company allows me more time to focus on what I love – writing – rather than spending all my time editing and formatting and designing and marketing and promoting.