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!

Video #3: Cover Reveal | OUR SWEET GUILLOTINE | Be an Advance Reader

Hello, everyone! I’m YA author, Mary Gray, of marygraybooks.com and I’m here to reveal the cover of my upcoming novel, OUR SWEET GUILLOTINE, which will be published at the end of April! OUR SWEET GUILLOTINE is about a young executioner who falls for the daughter of a woman he had to kill—and the daughter who wants to murder him. It’s a Young Adult gothic romance, in the vein of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd or GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers. Feel free to visit marygraybooks.com to read the full jacket blurb.

So, ready? Here’s the book cover!

Dane Low of ebooklaunch.com created it, and I have to say he did an awesome job portraying the creepy, romantic tone. Gabriel, the young executioner, is actually very sweet and longs to escape his job, and Tempeste is a headstrong girl.

So if this sounds like something you would like, please comment to let me know that you’re interested in being advance reader! I would email you an ecopy of the book at the end of this month in exchange for an honest review.

And if you’d rather wait to purchase the ebook or print copy, that is always great too.

Thank you all so much for watching. I hope you all like the cover. Don’t forget to comment if you’d like to be an advance reader. See you next week!