Earlier this year, I *met* Darlene Foster as we were both contributors to the Country Roads Anthology. Darlene is a writer from Tsawwassen, British Columbia who also writes for kids. I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading her book. Amanda in Arabia :The Perfume Flask.
Inspiration for the book came about 10 years ago when Darlene made a trip to the United Arab Emirates. Like many writers, Darlene was able to incorporate some of her own experiences into the book. Be prepared to learn a lot about the culture while you follow Amanda on her adventure.
I was curious about Darlene’s publisher ireadwrite and asked her to tell us a bit about it. If you’re like me, you know very little about e-publishers.
This is what she had to say:
“I have had a very positive experience with my publisher. ireadiwrite is an e-publisher and the owner lives in my area. She came to my writer’s group as a guest speaker to inform us about e-publishing. We later talked about my book and she invited me to submit the manuscript. The book was published as an e-book and after 6 months and some success, she decided to publish it as a printed book. I was very fortunate that she believed in my book and my ability to market it to the public as she doesn’t normally offer printed books.”
I’ve added a link to the publisher’s site for anyone who’d like to check them out. ireadwrite Publishing.
The next installment in the series, Amanda In Spain: The Girl In The Painting, is available in ebook form.