The Boy in the Basement: my first novel was such a learning experience for me. Believe it or not, I worked on the manuscript for over 3 years. But, I finally completed the final chapters during self quarantine.
After looking at traditional publishing avenues, I made the controversial decision to publish it through Kindle for exposure. Kindle’s ebooks run around 5.00, making them affordable to most people. Some questioned my decision to let go of years of work so cheaply.
But, money has never been the driving force for anything I have tackled. My hope, by publishing as an E book, was that more people would read it and be exposed to the incidences of secondary traumatic stress that social workers and therapists can develop when working with abused children and families.
I also hoped, that love it or hate it, I would get reviews so that I could learn to hone my writing craft better.
So Finally…I finished. Finally its available. And Finally I can start on the second novel thats itching my brain.