It's hard to believe that since August of 2013 I have published 12 books. When I published An Angel Among Demons I had expected to only release that one book, which took me 10 years to write, and then move on with my life.
But then an odd thing happened. Something clicked when I saw the book online and an even magical feeling occurred when I held the book in my hand. I felt a sort of cerebral euphoria. I was have triggered some endorphins in my brain that said "I want more."
But as with most new writers, I had doubt about my ability to be a writer. It wasn't so much as a fear of failing, I didn't want to be one of those writers who added junk to the pile that was already flooding the market. I wanted to make sure that I was able to transfer my passion for story telling to the reader.
So I sought out the consul of an experienced editor and had her review my work. With the exception of my lack of knowledge on how to structure dialogue, and needing a refresher course on punctuation usage, she told me I was a great story teller. I just needed, as most beginning authors do, to have my work polished by professionals.
And that was the start of this wonderful writing journey. The more I learned about writing the more I wanted to step up my game. I learned about book covers, and having an online presence, marketing and a plethora of things successful authors do that helped their careers.
In 2016 I formed my own Independent Publishing Company and in 2018 I officially registered Stonecastle Publications LLC.
I'm currently working on the sequel to Frankenstina, "Frankenstina Reborn" If all goes well I hope to launch her on the one year anniversary of Frankenstina: Halloween 2019. For those of you who have followed my blog you know there are a total of 4 books in the series: Frankenstina 2018, Frankenstina Reborn 2019, Frankenstina The Memoirs 2020, and April on Valentine's Day 2/14/21
Stonecastle Publications has it's first Independent Author. Ms Caren Cross. Her preferred genre is romance novels and women related issues. We look forward to seeing her back list of 50 titles come to fruition.
I'll try to get more updates out at least once a month in the future.
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