I was so happy to share my experience with indie publishing at Toronto’s Small Talk 4.4! The theme was writing, in all its forms, alongside journalist John Chidley-Hill and poet Fan Wu.
My talk was about breaking down the barriers to publishing your own story, many of which are internal in this day and age. With the advances in self-publishing platforms, aspiring authors have more options than ever to share their work, and social media allows for a direct, open connection with readers.
I just celebrated my first year as an author. That night I finally hit *publish*? Abject terror.
My chest was gripped in a wave of anxiety as I questioned whether I was crazy to put my little story, The Stowaway Debutante, out into the world. Thankfully, I had friends and family to help me through that first day and all the rest.