And Now a Word from Mackelmore…The Road to Self-Publishing

This article is part of my ongoing Wannabe Pride Self-Publishing blog series in preparation for publishing my novel, QUEEN HENRY, in July of 2014. Proceeds from this novel will go to the Harvey Milk Foundation.

 39 Weeks Until Publication

I’ve contacted as many LGBT activists and organizations as I could think of to try to get some endorsements for my book, and now I’m just waiting on their responses. I got this very nice response from “the Mackelmore Team”:

Mackelmore Response

The print may be too small here to read, but it says “Thank you so much for writing in to us. Your novel is great. It is a great lesson on acceptance and equality. The boys are away on tour right now, but I will set aside your work so they can read it.  – The Mackelmore Team”.

What a sweet response! I always figured, if nothing else, that I would get some interesting responses even if they were all “no”. I guess, technically, this was a “maybe”.

The next step for Queen Henry is the cover. I’ve already been in contact with a few designers, and it’s exciting to think about what the cover might look like! I’m also working on some articles on what I learn about cover design for WannabePride so that other authors can learn, too.

Happy Weekend, Everybody!

– Linda Fausnet