The Writing Life

Interview Questions 13: Answered by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

I self-publish. I love the artistic control that comes with having to do everything myself.

I also don’t mind marketing my novels because I enjoy talking about my characters and the stories they inhabit.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) at the age of about fourteen

Most importantly, by self-publishing I hold the rights to my work, so that if anything goes wrong I can rescue my “darling child” —  to use Jane Austen’s phrase.