Video #4: Interview with Katie Coughran | Shifting to the Indie Author Mindset

Hi, everyone! I’m Young Adult author, Mary Gray, of marygraybooks.com and I’m here today with the multi genre author, Katie Coughran. She is the multi-genre author of YA fantasy, Inheritance Aflame, the Cookie and Broden chapter books, and Happy Scoops, a clean and quirky romance. I met Katie last summer while my family stayed with my husband’s parents in Washington, and when I thought I was helping her learn about learning how to land a traditional writing deal, she’s turning out to be one of the key people to help me find my footing on the indie author track.

One of the tricks throughout all this, though, is learning how to shift from traditional publishing to the indie author mindset. Instead of twitter stalking agents or editors, I’m slowly learning to spearhead my writing career myself. Katie’s been an excellent example of this “diving in.” And I’ve invited her here today to discuss what she’s doing to make this shift in mindset really work.

So, Katie, I was wondering if you could share with us what you’re doing to embrace this shift in mindset to pursue the indie author route?

(Katie’s answers include relying on other indie authors, like Joanna Penn and Nick Stephenson, relying on the Lord, and believing in herself.)

I want to thank everyone for watching. Please visit Katie’s website, Katiecoughran.com. See you next time!