AMA about my adventures with time travel
Bernice Erehart - Bio
Out of Time began as a 35-page short story in the summer of 2012. By September of that year I let a friend read it, and it was because of her encouragement that it should be a novel, I began to think of it that way too. I wasn’t really sure I could do it, but I love a challenge. I had never written a full novel before, short stories were my thing. But almost a year to the day I finished, my short story was now a novel. And I set out to find representation. But after many non-acknowledgments and many rejections, some of which didn’t even have my name on them, I decided to take a break. In the meantime a friend on Facebook announced that her first novel was being published.So of course I had to get the scoop. She told me how she found a small publisher through Facebook and told me how I could do it too. I joined many groups and sent the manuscript to a few I liked after reading their websites and/or Facebook pages. Two never got back to me (glad I copyrighted it) and one loved it. He told me he was in the military and stationed in Okinawa. I wasn’t sure, but since he offered editing and formatting services and everything is electronic anyway, and I really wanted to be published I signed a contract with him for a year. Well, the first edition of Out of Time was a master disgrace to publishing but on February 4th 2014 I was available on Amazon. He had offered editing and formatting services but it seems that it was too big a job for him. After six months he decided he couldn’t be my publisher anymore and he quit, leaving me to learn how to self-publish. Long story short, a friend and I taught ourselves the art of editing and formatting, and the 2nd edition was born. As a self-publisher I had more control over my royalties and marketing. I bought several copies of the new and improved Out of Time and hit the road, so to speak. I began by taking a table at the Collingswood Auction and met many people who listened to me talk about my book. Some bought, some did not. But they listened and I was addicted.I took my extravaganza to craft shows and vendor events around the state and talked to more people and sold more books. Because I did that and I was still available on Amazon I accumulated a few decent reviews which I have included in this packet. I am also proud to say I am international, and to prove it I have included my 2 reviews from Amazon.uk. And I’m happy to report I have a rating of 4 ½ stars.
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