Would you mind sharing some info about your non-fiction books? A published author is something awesome.
Hello Peggy, Nice to hear from you .... on the day I am having self-doubts about becoming a novelist
Re my non-fiction, my first one was published by Gaia-Hachette. It was a big publisher and I was invited to their swish London offices to discuss my book proposal (I did not have an agent). All very efficient and soulless. The book went on to be a finalist in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards the year it was published - all the glamour that a new author can only dream about!
I decided to self-publish after that, to take my future books in the direction I wanted. I managed to get serialisation rights so I made money. And from talks and courses. And won an award as an 'independent publisher' - it was a big one, too, Moms Choice!
But it was hard work! I think I was successful as a non-fiction writer because I have a strong platform. I blog a lot about parenting, yoga and lifestyle. On a good week, I could get around 1 million hits.
So here I am, at the bottom rung of the fiction ladder. Wish me luck!