Writer’s Digest just published my second article in their magazine, which reaches about 70,000 subscribers across the country.

The article appears in their regular IndieLab column that follows trends in the self-publishing business. It focuses on my experience creating successful media kits for The Black Lens novel:

“Indie authors often spend more time publishing their book than they do promoting it. But if you want to sell copies to more than just family and friends, you must rely on others to spread the word. One of the easiest—and cheapest—ways to do that is by creating a media kit.”

Writer’s Digest published my first article last year about how to craft the perfect media pitch. Since Boyle & Dalton released my debut novel in 2016, I have successfully pitched The Black Lens to more than a dozen news media outlets like these:

“The grim reality of modern-day slavery in America.”
— Kirkus Reviews Magazine

“The Black Lens is clearly the work of a journalist. It exists to inform and disrupt, and it succeeds.”
— Columbus Underground

“A work of fiction. A world of truths.”

“Will go a long way in giving a voice to victims and helping raise awareness of sex trafficking in rural America.”
— The Columbus Dispatch

“The Black Lens reminds us that human trafficking, sex slavery and exploitation are real. For many young people in Central Oregon, the world of sex trafficking is non-fiction.”
— The Source Weekly“

Read the full article in Writer’s Digest. You can also see more reviews of The Black Lens or order a copy on Amazon.