M.K. McClintock

M.K. McClintock chose indie writing because of her ability to write and market as she likes.  She explains the importance of editing, as well as which social media she uses (and doesn’t).

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.

A family legacy built on a wild land.  A struggle for justice, love and survival.  Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn’t know existed.  Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana.  Ethan Gallagher takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.

2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?

The undeniable freedom it provides. Writing my way, my prices, my rights.

3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?

Not yet!  I didn’t have the patience to wait for that to materialize.  After speaking with a couple of agents, I realized the process could take quite some time and I was more interested in seeing my books in print sooner rather than later.

4. How have you liked self-publishing so far?

I’ve enjoyed the process.  I like the complete control I have over everything from cover design to book prices and keeping all rights, especially the digital.  The process has been surprisingly simple and relatively stress-free.  Even if I did go with a traditional publisher at some point, I would still opt to self-publish books.

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