How long did it take you to write The World Among Us?
It took me about 2 1/2 years to write the book from start to finish. Keep in mind however, that I was working full time up until the summer of 2010, when I got my publisher.
How many rejection letters did you get before you landed an agent?
Here’s a fun and odd fact; I don’t have an agent. I went straight to the publisher. But, to answer your question, I received more than a dozen rejection letters from agents. Hence why I went directly to my current publisher, Otherworld Publications.
How did you find your publisher?
It’s a pretty short, and cool story actually. I found my publisher through my editor, Crystal Clear Proofing. Though, at the time, Crystal wasn’t my editor, yet. I was about to give up on searching for an agent/publisher for a while, when Crystal came up in the “who you may know” section on Facebook. I checked Crystal out, and saw that she worked for Otherworld and this one other company I can never remember the nam of. Otherworld’s name kept sticking out in my mind, so I said, “why the heck not?” I did my research on them, and when I was confidnent enough in the search results, I queried them.
How did you know that signing the contract with Otherworld was right for you?
After speaking to Lynn Calvert (my publisher & the president of Otherworld) for several weeks, and having an attorney look over the contract, I sat down with my mother and talked it over. I knew that this was going to be a life changing thing for me, but when I signed the contract, I knew it was just right. Lynn was, and still is very open and honest with me, and after speaking to some of their authors for references, I decided to sign with them, and I couldn’t be happier.
Will you do book signings and tours?
I sure hope so! I have done internet radio interviews, and blog tours, and am always up for those! Because money is a bit tight right now, until I hit the big leagues like Richelle Mead or JK Rowling, I will only be able to tour up and down the East Coast of the US.
But, I want you to sign my book and I don’t live on the East Coast. How can I get it signed?
Well, I am absolutely flattered! You can send an email to me at: email@example.com and we will discuss the details. Please note, you will be responsible for paying the postage, and make sure you have a return self addressed envelope so that I can send your signed copy back to you.