Author turns down NY publisher deal to self publish!

Yep, you heard it right. Brenna Aubry turned down a deal from a NY trade publisher to become an indie author and publish her book herself. Did she make the right decision? Well, you decide! You will be blown away by her sales stats in just ONE month. Congrats Brenna! I am sending you a virtual high five!

Check out her blog post The First Month of Publication: A Reckoning.

brennaWhile this isn’t my preferred genre, I am going to plug Brenna’s novel because it sounds rather intriguing (a girl auctions her virginity online to help pay her mother’s hospital bills). Get At Any Price.


Published by: Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.

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