Author R.M. Kelly enjoys the art of writing and was inspired by her work with a small indie press to go into self-publishing. Learn why she focuses her marketing efforts on the indie community, rather than traditional media, and which vendor she favors for book covers.
1. Give me the “elevator pitch” for your book in five to ten sentences.
My collection of short stories, Shorter Than The Wick, includes three about the Ghost Files team and their tales on a reality ghost hunting show run by idiots who happen to meet spirits from the other side. Another story is about a husband and father looking for any kind of forgiveness from his family during the Arab Spring after a tragedy. One of my favorites is about the oldest vampire on earth loosing her ability to seduce blood from mortals after falling in love with a very modern man.
2. Why did you become an indie writer?
Because telling stories, creating worlds for a reader to live in, really comes naturally to me. Writing is simply a part of me and the way I look at the world. It’s fun and enraging at times but always important for me to have the time and opportunity to tell stories.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
Well I’m an editor for a small indie e-book publisher, nuever.com, so that was simply what felt like the best approach to publishing. Getting my books out in the new medium as the e-book market grows.