Continuing with our Mini Author Interview series, here is Heidi McLaughlin, author of the New York Times Bestseller Forever My Girl, the first book in her Beaumont Series!
KK: Why did you initially choose to go the self-publishing route rather than to query publishing companies?
HM: I queried my first story and didn’t want to go through the process of waiting and waiting again.
KK: Are you surprised by the fierce and loyal following you’ve amassed since you began writing novels?
HM: Beyond surprised, but I’m loving it.
KK: How did you market your first few novels? Did you hire anyone to help?
HM: I did a blog tour and a lot of word of mouth.
HM: Find someone you trust that is going to be brutally honest with you about your story and ask a lot of questions.
KK: Would you consider selling rights to a publishing company, or would you rather continue to self-publish? Why or why not?
HM: It’s my goal to see my books in stores, so yes I would consider it, but I would also still self-publish.
Thank you, Heidi!
If you haven’t read Forever My Girl yet, add it to your to be read pile now! Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.