1. Pretend for a moment I’m a reader looking for my next book. Pitch me one of your books in five to ten sentences.
You love stories, right? It’s great that we met. Try my e-book, Threshold. It’s a collection of six stories about people and how they navigate through life. Meet some of the protagonists – a child aged 12, a woman whose daughter is missing, a man trapped in a marriage thinking of the unthinkable, a childless woman, another embarking on a journey of self discovery. Echoes of their predicaments resound in your life, too. Try it!
2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?
I have been writing for a long time, but found it increasingly time-consuming to convince a publisher to take me on for a new project. I decided to try going indie since I see it is the way of the future. What I basically want is feedback, and the idea that my stories are actually being read instead of languishing in a file on my computer provided a strong impetus.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
Yes, I have been traditionally published. My two books are non fiction – my subject is the women’s movement in Canada and its main players. They are called, Fighting for women’s rights – The extraordinary adventures of Anna Leonowens and Champions of women’s rights – Leading Canadian women and their struggles for social justice. Personally I feel fiction has a greater chance of success in the indie publishing world. But it’s early yet, so we’ll see.