I am now officially on the verge of fame or infamy.
I finished writing my first book two years ago. Then I worked on editing it and researched publishing it (sort of). The world of publishing is so confusing these days and I was overwhelmed, so I really didn’t do much at all, but sat on the book for two years. Fear of the unknown and rejection kept my book buried in the files of my computer.
No more of that. I yanked that proverbial bull by its horns and I self published the darn book yesterday! Was that the right move? Who knows. I could have searched years for an agent and still had to figure out how to self promote it with no guarantee that anybody would buy it. Electronic publishing seems to be the wave of the future, and so I published it with kindle direct publishing through Amazon. When I checked this morning, I’d already had two people buy it (and my I don’t think my mom even knows it’s up there yet)!
Memoirs of an Ordinary Girl: The Middle-ish Ages is really geared towards preteen readers, but if you grew up in the 80’s/90’s cusp, enjoy sarcasm and humor, give it a read. It’s fiction based on my middle school reality, but in case you knew me then, very few characters are actually modeled after anyone specific, and I love making stuff up or exaggerating it. That’s storytelling.
Curious? You can check it out here and even read the first 10% for free. If you like it, buy it, read it, and tell your friends all about it. And just in case you’re thinking, “I don’t own a kindle, so forget it!” you can download a free kindle app for your Mac, your PC, or pretty much anything that’s an i or “smart”.
Happy reading, and please let me know what you think. You can also “like” my author page on Facebook at Terri Klaes Harper (the author page).