The first time I self-published on Amazon, I did it out of convenience and impatience. I didn't know much about the nitty-gritty of publishing and didn't invest much time in marketing or anything else. The book sold moderately okay but I didn't think I'd want to self-publish another book.
Well, my second book is coming out in September. What a journey this has been! Jericho Writers were such an important part of it too. Last year's Summer Festival of Writing got me thinking about what I really wanted with my writing career and what was the best option for the kind of stories I want to tell. Joanna Penn's and Roz Morris' courses were amazing and I watched most of the webinars and courses on Jericho. I learned so much more than I ever imagined, about publishing, writing, editing and how to produce a great book that I can be proud of.
This gave me enough courage to write the kind of book I always wanted to read. Dark stories for foodies. Even though short stories aren't supposed to sell, even though it's kind of cross-genre and hard to pin down.
I'm super proud and excited to share with you my collection of culinary noir 'Add Cyanide to Taste'. All stories include a culinary element, from food being used as a setting, as a motive, a murder weapon etc. There are recipes too, all cyanide-free and for dishes featured in the stories.
And because I wouldn't have done it without Jericho Writers, I thought it was fair to mention this in the acknowledgments. I hope it encourages others to join and get the writing support & empowerment they need.