As of December 2013, Ruth Ann Nordin has written 46 books and 2 short stories. Though she’s written science fiction thrillers, fantasies, and nonfiction, her greatest love is romance. To date, she has published 34 romances. She primarily writes historical westerns and Regencies with a few contemporaries.
She started off in 2002 with a vanity press, something she suggests no one does. Writing is not always a profit-yielding endeavor, so it’s best to keep your costs as low as possible. Vanity presses are notorious for overcharging with little (if any) benefits. In late 2008, she discovered CreateSpace and KDP where she could publish her books for little to nothing. Many thanks to April Hamilton for pointing the way. Then she started listening to The Creative Penn podcasts and signed up for Joanna Penn’s Author 2.0 Blueprint which took her further down the path of successfully navigating the road of self-publishing. Today, she is a proud member of the Association of Independent Authors, the Nebraska Writers Guild, and the Heart of America Christian Writers Network.
This blog was created by Stephannie Beman and Ruth Ann Nordin in 2009 to equip the average self-published author with the skills necessary to publish their own books with as little out-of-pocket expense as possible. The goal is to produce a quality project but to avoid debt in order to do it. The blog has posts ranging from creating interior book and ebook files to covers to marketing to trends in publishing.
Ruth still has much to learn and she hopes that she can help others as they journey down the self-publishing road.
More information about her books may be found at the following sites: