Witches and Pagans interviewed two of our authors at 3 little Sisters Publishing back in February and the 3 sisters as well. You can find those interviews by Rebecca Buchanan on witchesandpagans.com
Thank you to Rebecca Buchanan for the time and effort she put into these interviews and we appreciated sitting down with her in February to discuss writing and our publishing world.
Here are some excerpts from each of the interviews, click on the read more links to see the entire interview with each person and us three sisters:
Warwick Halse Hill Jr.
BookMusings: Your novel Pagan Child is set in 14th century Europe. First, why set a novel in that time and place?
Warwick Hill: I have for many years been an avid re-enactor (a total of forty-five years), loving both the Viking Period, and the 14th century. The 14th century intrigues me. So much is written about England, so little about Scandinavia. Currently, I use a 14th century Danish persona, within my group, Order of St. Knud. In fact, my main character is created from that passion. Many of my characters are inspired by real people in my life, many of whom share my faith, while others share my passion for re-enacting. READ MORE …
BookMusings: You self-published The Victorian, but released The Story of Arbux through Saga Press. What advice can you offer other writers who are considering the self-publishing route? And, in your experience, how does self-publishing differ from going through a publisher?
KF: Self publishing was a delight. It’s called “vanity” press for a reason and it was, honestly, exactly what I needed at the time. I didn’t want to be the next Neil Gaiman, you know? I just wanted to have something done with a barcode on it and an ISBN. It felt great. It was super validating. It was expensive, and I’m not sure I’m in the black yet, on that investment, but it was a delightful adventure on par with some of my international travels. Well worth the price, in my opinion.
For my second book, when I bumped into Saga Press, it was a game-changer. Not only did I find someone interested in moving product, but I found a team of strong and intelligent individuals who were interested in forwarding the messages and stories I was telling. I don’t have it in me endure ten thousand rejections, and months of editorial negotiations, to make my work marketable to a larger publishing house or their audience. Finding this more magical publishing house made all my wishes come true. I still can’t believe my luck! READ MORE …
3 Little Sisters Interview
BookMusings: How did Saga Press come about? What was the impetus behind creating it?
LH: I wrote my first book over ten years ago, and did the traditional publishing route, even landing a literary agent. The publisher I was with didn’t really understand my path and so the relationship eventually forced us to part ways. After that, I decided to go it alone. With two books under my belt and a fairly high level of success, a few people I knew asked for my help in publishing. That is when Saga Press was formed. The concept was simple: produce books that matter, with services that support both author and publisher.
It has been a long road, but from those small beginnings we grew. From two authors to now eight we are small, but mighty. I added a team to help me and then we began the hard work of becoming an actual company. Since then it has been beyond amazing to see the growth and commitment of the people who have joined our little house.
SB: I remember the day I met Larisa. It was a call for a book cover on a Facebook group for authors and cover designers. I’d never answered a call for a cover beforehand on the group and had (and, quite possibly, I am still part of that group if I remember correctly) been part of the group for quite some time. I remember reading her post and “feeling,” so to speak, the person behind the post. Something said this person would be someone that would become more than just a friend; she would end up being family. Since then, we’ve come a very long way from “I need a book cover” to “here we are, full on business partners and blood sisters, family.”
SS: I originally started out at Saga Press as a freelance editor. I had worked with Larisa in a few organizations by this time and we worked really well together. When she asked me to be part of Saga Press, it just felt like a natural thing to do. My role has changed a few times since then, but it really does feel like working with family. READ MORE …