I sold my home-based desktop publishing business in 2008 and turned my time and attention to my two favorite activities: painting and writing. In 2015 I put my paints away so I could concentrate my time on writing. Because I love what I do, I write seven days a week and each morning I wake up excited to do it again.
I believe one of the most important events in the history of publishing was the introduction of the Kindle. It wasn’t until I fully understood the potential to write and be published without having to deal with massive publishing houses in New York City that I became excited about my writing again. Authors today have more control over their destinies. Being able to self-publish without spending thousands of dollars at a vanity press is an amazing advancement. The downside? Terrible writers, who can’t string four sentences together, publish awful books with typos, misspellings and grammatical nightmares. The good side is that readers have become more discriminating and the bad writing will gradually disappear.
My first e-book, “Stop Dieting Forever: A healthy, natural way to lose weight” was published the first week of January 2016. The second one, Unjustly Accused, was published in February 2016. It’s the true story of an American man in his early thirties, and a friend of his from work, who go to the Dominican Republic for a four-day vacation. Within 24 hours they are arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Things continue to go from bad to worse until they are convicted and sentenced to one-to-three years in a Dominican Republic prison. This story is a compelling look at human interaction and the inhumane practices of some countries.
I strive for perfection in everything I do, even though it’s virtually impossible to attain when writing a book with 100,000 words. Nevertheless, the most important thing to me is to tell you an entertaining story that captures and keeps your interest. This website is all about book reviews, short stories, books I’ve written, and the ones I’m currently working on. I’m also looking for short stories and book reviews written by you. Please consider submitting your writing to be published on the site! You can go to the link in the top nav bar “Guide to Submissions” for more information on how to do that.
Susan L Stewart