When Liliana Cresswell and I published the first book, Love in Civil War, in The Shieldheart Series we were so excited. However, we always felt that it needed a bit more sprucing. Self-publishing means every detail is on us. There was a time we thought about just finding a publisher, but after seeing we would be in charge of most of the publicity anyway, and we would only get a small cut of our own hard work, we decided to self-publish using Amazon.
We loved the versatility and things we were in control of when doing this. All editing and cover were entirely up to us. I know for me, I was not 100% happy with it. I am happy to say, I am now very happy with the look. I know every time I go over it I find things that need to be edited, but I still love it!
When self-publishing there is so much to keep in mind and we tried to do just that. So now everything (minus edits obviously that were missed, not many, but enough lol) is just as we want it! I am in love with The Shieldheart Series and the universe we have created. Love in Civil War has been our baby that Liliana and I love.
The series will be continued to be worked on. There is so much that we need to get done. Liliana and I keep working on it in our spare time. Until we can live off our books, no way we can dedicate as much time as we would like. With all my kids, pets, work, boyfriend, taking care of my property, that leaves very little time for writing. Which is my true passion.
My boyfriend is very supportive, even though he has no idea why I do what I do. He is not much of a reader but he is very supportive. Even when we have time together, if I am writing, he just lets me do my thing. Which I very much love about him. My passions and goals are important to him as well.
If y’all are interested in our labor of love, please head to Amazon and check out our book Love in Civil War! It is just the first book in The Shieldheart Series. We are growing closer by the day in finishing book two! That is something we are very excited about!