AuthorHouse Case Study: C.S. Marks
My name is CS Marks. It stands for Christine Stuart Marks. I’m from Indiana. I live in the middle of a state forest in Owen. And, the titles of my books are Elfhunter, Fire-heart, and Ravenshade. They are classic high fantasy, fast-paced. The villain is awesome. It’s about the quest of the protagonists to rid the world of him, and his quest to rid the world of every elf that lives. Gosh, anybody that lives near me has seen Elfhunter all over my car, they’ve seen it on my shirts. See, there it is now. This shirt has been all over, and others like it have been all over, North America, and parts of the world; and people stop me on the street and ask me where I got it. That is a very powerful weapon in the arsenal of attracting new readers. I have about 3,000 readers at present, by my latest estimate; and that’s pretty impressive for an Indie. I have expectations of increasing my fan base, writing more books. It’s always about the next book anyway, and keeping the ones that are out there alive and healthy. They are like children, you know. They are like children. They’re a product of you. They’re a product of the author, and they have a gestation period, and they have a birth, and then you have a post-partum depression and sit around and go now what. Every time I meet a new reader, it just makes my day. Right now, the youngest reader that I have is a very, very, astute eight year old, and the oldest is 92, and everybody in between. And, when I go to a book signing and I see that line of people waiting for me an hour early, I just get higher than a kite. It’s a great feeling to be able to share your story with as many people as possible who want to go on the journey with you.