I’m Eibhlin (that’s a Celtic name pronounced like “Eileen”), and I write books. Lots of books under lots of pen names.
Most are successful, some aren’t, and some are somewhere in-between. As a result of my success, writing and publishing have become my “day job.” I like it.
At this site you’ll read the same practical advice I’ve given friends & family who want to become indie authors.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt. If it works for you, that’s great.
If you’d rather watch videos than read articles — something I understand, especially after a long day at the keyboard — be sure to watch Dan Wells’ story structure series, and anything by Joanna Penn.
That’s really all you need to know.
I’m descended from a long line of readers and writers. Most of us are historians of one kind or another.
I’ve worked as an editor, proofreader, and ghostwriter. As a full-time author, most of my books are written under pen names.
Some of my books emerge slowly and gracefully, as I savor the related topic, niche, or genre.
Others — specifically the ones I’ve written as Eibhlin — were produced with a sense of urgency. I felt as if I needed to get the information — and lots of it — to people, as quickly as possible.
So, those books aren’t Great Literature. Sometimes, it’s as if my thesaurus exploded and I merely grabbed words as they flew past.
However, they convey what I needed to say. Whether I was writing about content curation or viral nonfiction books, people have been able to put my insights to good use. I’m pleased.
Our publishing house
In real life, I’m co-owner of an indie publishing house. We’ve published all kinds of books about all kinds of topics, and in sub-genres I never knew existed.
Don’t be too impressed. It’s a very small business, and most of our books are by family and friends.
- We guided them through writing, editing, cover design, publishing, and marketing both online and off.
- We created, designed, and hosted their book-related websites, and encouraged them to write and publish more books.
Some stayed with us, but — after a few books — most gain the confidence to self-publish. Some even start their own indie publishing houses. That personal empowerment is what my husband & I envisioned when we started our business.
And, as of mid-2017, we’ve put the management side of our business into the hands of people with more of a clue. It was a smart decision.
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