Between the Lines interview

#QandA with Aaron Lawler @WriterAJL #author of The Marvelous Paracosm of Fitz Faraday and the Shapers of the Id #SundayBlogShare, by Cathy Ryan

What a great interview with Cathy Ryan from Between the Lines. A big thank you to Cathy for taking the time to interview me and ask some intriguing questions about my process and my novel!

This is your first book, so how was the whole process for you?

Overall, Black Rose Writing were very good to work with and remain so as we move into new areas of marketing and selling books. Initially, I queried nearly sixty different literary agents and publishers. Only three responded back with favorable offers. That much rejection can be hard to take, but it also taught me so much about myself and the process. In the end, when I chose Black Rose it was because they are a small press firm, and I believe in small press – I believe in the idea that more work should be shared with the world instead of relying solely on the Big Four. I am advocate for small press. Small presses are publishers with the “desire to help disseminate literature with only a small likely market”. The Big Four book publishers include Simon & Schuster (a subsidiary of CBS Corporation), HarperCollins (a subsidiary of NewsCorp), Penguin Random House (a subsidiary of Bertelsmann and Pearson), and Hachette Livre. All, but Hachette Livre, are headquartered in New York, NY and two are subsidiaries of large news media organizations... continued here

My favorite questions: What were your favorite childhood books?, As a writer, what would you choose as your avatar/spirit animal?, And just for fun, the best and worst gifts you ever received?

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