Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the March Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Chicklit authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 8th question is “How long after writing first book until you actually were published?”
1) Author #1 : Tetasheri Whitney
2) Author #2: Beth Merlin
My first book One S’more Summer, took about 10 years from when I started writing to getting published. The second two in the series S’more to Lose and Love You S’more were published about a year apart.
3) Author #3: Tracy Orchard
Talking of Two Women & Too Many Men which is my chick lit novel, I self published on Amazon within months of finishing the book.
4) Author #4: Jae El Foster
I self-published my first novel in 2005 and saw my first contract with DCL Publications in 2008. I still periodically self-publish certain pieces as some things I write may not be fitting for DCL, but I’d rather self-publish those pieces than work with another publisher. DCL is like family after all of these years, and I’m faithful to family.
5) Author #5: Adesanya
Early oughts, I think it was.
6) Author #6: Amy Spitzfaden
I finished my first complete manuscript in fall 2010, and published my first book (a different one) May 2015.
7) Author #7: Summer Dowell
I finished my first book about five months before I published it. Editing is always a slow process for me but especially for that first one.
8) Author #8: Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe
My first story ‘We Made Snow Angels’ was published November 2018, just a few months after my submission.
9) Author #9: Sasha Lane
I self published immediately with an eBook on Amazon, but then progressed to Paperback books after my second book, so all three are in eBook and hard copy, and I now have an audiobook version for the first book too.
10) Author #10: Kristin Billerbeck
Just a year. I know, I got lucky.
11) Author #11: Phaedra Patrick
It took me over fifteen years to be published, I would say. I wrote six novels before I got an agent, and a further two that got me an agent but no publishing deal. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper was the first book I had published, three years ago.
12) Author #12: Katie Joyce Cross
Somewhere around a year.
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