I can’t believe it: I’ve finally published a story on my own!
I’ve wanted to ‘get myself out there’ in my own right for a while now. Don’t get me wrong: I love being part of anthologies and will continue to do that. But I also wanted to be an author publishing in my own right.
So I have published Tell Us a Story, Pa as a single short story. It tells the tale of a father dying of plague in 1348 trying to tell his young daughters just one more story before he dies, leaving them alone in the world to fend for themselves.
This story was originally published in Heart of a Child, an anthology put together by writers from Authors’ Tale. This wonderful group can also be found on Facebook (you seriously should think about joining).
I even had a cover designed for it. That was a bit of a trauma: the first designer I engaged for the work not only missed the deadline by days but was non-communicative. Thank God I had gone through Fiverr and I could get a refund to spend on the next one who came through ahead of schedule. I’m really happy with the result.
And then there was the dilemma of ‘do I go with KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Select or not?’ What I had to decide here was if I wanted to publish the story in other places as well as Amazon. I figured that I would have enough trouble keeping track of one place, let alone any more. From what I can tell, there is more earning potential, as well as more opportunities on Amazon with KDP Select–so I went with it. Time will tell I guess.
If you don’t have a copy of Heart of a Child, here are links to the Kindle Tell Us a Story, Pa.
Of course, wherever you are located in the world, you can find the book on the Amazon store you normally use.
I hope you enjoy reading Tell Us a Story, Pa as much as I enjoyed researching for and writing it.
Kerry A Waight - Author
A writer of historical fiction and paranormal stories.