One of the first things she pointed out is that self-publishing, as popular as it has become over the last few years, is nothing new. She shared an encouraging handout detailing some now famous authors and well-known books that were self-published.
While eBooks are great, not everyone owns or wants to read a book on Kindle. Think about your target audience. Older readers may prefer the feel of a book in their hands, while younger ones enjoy the use of technology. Let your reader decide which option they prefer. CreateSpace on Amazon allows you to make your book available as a POD option without costing you a thing. Research your options!
The Inheritance of Being, by Cora Lockheart
Sometimes Lux Madigan takes things that don't belong to her, and this is the reason she believes her twin sister, Nix, fled the Cape Perpetua Asylum where they were institutionalized over thirty years before. Approaching sixty with a degenerative heart condition and a damaged memory, Lux roams Cape Perpetua desperately searching for Nix in the faces of twins that inhabit the city. Legend has it that the city was cursed when the ship, the Twin Sisters, smashed against its rocky shore in the mid-Twentieth Century. It's a curse that has always been attributed to Una Madigan, the twins' mother, because of the connection she claimed to have with the dead. With the help of a recently-widowed journalist, Victoria Belmont, the atrocities of the Eugenics Board are exposed and long-buried secrets are unearthed, making it clear that the curse lies more within the foundation of existence.
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Come back for part two when I introduce fabulous local authors, their books, and where they can be found!