I started writing on a dare I made with myself. I wanted to see if I could write an engaging story. After I finished my first novel, the stories began flowing and haven’t stopped. That was seven years ago.
How many books have you written and list the titles?
To date, I have seven published titles.
- First Sunday in October
- Right Package, Wrong Baggage
- Silver Lining
- Kayla’s Redemption
- Unresolved Issues
What advice do you have for aspiring writers about the publishing industry?
The publishing industry is hard work, but rewarding. Writing the story is only the beginning of getting a story out there. Don’t rush, or try to pattern your journey after the next person. Take your time and thoroughly learn the craft and the business.
How do they choose whether to pursue traditional or self-publishing? What are some steps or resources?
Before deciding, learn the difference between traditional and self-publishing and what are your role and responsibilities are.
Some writers have the misconception that signing with a traditional publisher relieves them of their role in promoting and marketing, and that a traditional publisher is a guarantee for big advances and high book sales. Some still believe traditionally published equates to a better product. This is not always true.
Before deciding which route to take, a writer should do a self-assessment. If you find it hard to relinquish control and entrust your “baby” into the hands of a stranger, then traditional publishing is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you’re organized and disciplined enough to run a business, and have the resources to produce a quality product, self-publishing might be the way to go.
Whether traditional or self-published, you as the author will have to work to move your book.
What books are on your nightstand or you recently read?
Right now Love Pour Over Me by Denise Turney is on my nightstand.
Where do you see yourself in five years as a writer?
In five years I hope to be a better writer and mentor. I would love to write a contemporary romance or suspense thriller.
About the Book
Tired of living a life of manipulation and abuse, Shannon Yates trades in her mini-skirts, colored contacts, and twelve-inch weave for a Bible. Although she accepts the liberation found within its pages, walking in her newfound freedom proves easier said than done. Just when the thing Shannon longs for the most is within reach, insecurities and old emotional wounds resurface, causing her to reject the blessing the Father has for her. Will love cast out all fear and liberate Shannon before it’s too late? Or will she settle for the familiar?
About the Author
Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. Wanda uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort to all.
A romantic at heart, Wanda uses relationships to demonstrate how the power of forgiveness and reconciliation can restore us back to God and one another. Wanda currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty-two years, and two sons. She holds the unique position of being the oldest of five siblings and the youngest of twelve. Her hobbies include writing and reading of course, traveling, and collecting magnets from around the world. Her favorite hobby is spoiling her grandson.
Visit Wanda online at http://www.wandabcampbell.com.