I self-published my debut novel, SALTED, in April 2014.
It was my baby. Developing the overall series arcs, characters, the world-building of a mythology – (selkies! Oh, and merfolk to engage neglected YA male readers!) – that was largely ignored by the mainstream publishing houses and authors, all these things take time. Clearly. I’d been preparing my debut novel for five years by the time I sent it out to over one hundred publishers and--
Rejection. All of them. (Er, the ones who bothered to respond anyway).
Author. Actor. Rascal.