Self-published: The Hidden People
Out now on Amazon
I’ve spoken about how hard it is to get fiction published. I suspect that if I played on my identity, and wrote about that, it would be a lot easier to get published, but I don’t want to do that. I don’t mind if other people do; it’s just not my cup of tea. I like fantasy and science fiction: other worlds, other people, other societies, other creatures.
My dear friend Liezel recently self-published her debut novel, a fantasy romance, Of Dreams and Nightmares (under the nom de plume, Lena Locksley). I have watched her tale turn into a novel from a short story, over the span of several years. I decided I needed to treat myself—and support my friend—so I bought the hard copy the other week. Even though I saw this book develop from infancy, I was drawn into it again, and ended up staying up until midnight to finish it.
Inspired by her, I’ve self-published The Hidden People as an ebook (it will shortly be available in paperback as well, if you like hard copy).
I used a Canva template to design the cover. I’ve left the first five chapters up on Archive of Our Own (AO3), and the first eight chapters will remain available on this Substack (although I’ve since corrected some typos; of course there were a few…)
I hope that you enjoy it.
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