Once upon a time there was an author who tried and tried to get her book traditionally published, but the evil overlords of the Publishing Kingdom would not open the gates. They all knew each other inside and were quite content not to make any new friends – especially not with outsiders – foreigners! – like Natalie.
So one day, Natalie got fed up with knocking on the gates politely. She decided to go to a neighboring village, where the people were much more amiable –
and bought some dynamite.
She returned to the Kingdom and blew the F**er to the ground. It was no more – and Natalie marched in, surrounded on all sides by hundreds of villagers, all holding their indie books tight to their chests.
They created a new kingdom from the bones and rubble; they built a city from the antiquated fallen walls.
Oh, and they all lived happily ever after.
My newly-(self) published YA/Fantasy book, The Woods. Now available on Kindle: