Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
Hello everyone! Can you believe a month has passed since our last "Indie Life" monthly post? I can't. Time flies when you are having fun, and to be the self published author is SO MUCH fun! In the past week I've spent time with other Indie authors. This is one of my favorite aspects of the indie life, the power to choose when and where I'll travel for book signings and speaking engagements.
Prior to being an author myself I served on the Oswego Reading Council's board, as publicity chair and then as president. One of the responsibilities our team managed each year was to secure guest authors to speak at our monthly dinners for the teachers of Oswego County. We spent months contacting, scheduling, and planning for authors of different genres and presentation styles. The goal was to engage, educate, and inform local educators while also promoting the guest author.
On more than one occasion an author refused our invitation to speak at our events because their "publisher" wouldn't allow them to. Although the author was speaking to a school in the area, at the college, or a local book store ~ they weren't "allowed" to speak to our organization. Other times, the author could speak but at a cost well above our budget. So, it was a challenge yet one that prepared me for this journey, as author.
As an indie author, I don't need anyone's permission to accept or refuse an engagement. If our local library or bookstore call, I can accept. If I want to set a tent up at the local farmer's market, in the heart of my community, I can (and have). Of course, with a publisher or agent scheduling your bookings, they negotiate prices to ensure the author is making money and not losing it. An aspect of the indie life I personally find very challenging. With each new speaking engagement, I'm learning.
I'm learning as I go with the help of other authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs. A successful indie life isn't one traveled alone, it requires the ability to give and receive help, advice, and support of others. I'm thankful each day for God's leading to self publish and for the people He's placed in my life to move me forward with His plan, not mine.
I have two books out currently with the third to be released later this week. A tidbit about each is below. Click on the book cover for a direct link to Amazon.com for more information or to purchase any of my books.
Visit some other amazing Indie authors - click on their name below.
If you have a story to tell and a passion to write...
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323
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Available on Amazon.com
Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey *
When the Waves Subside: There is Hope *
Encourage Others: One Day at a Time
No More Pain: I Can Fly *
YOU are a Rainbow *
Goal Setting for a Renewed You
*Also available on Kindle*
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