Laurie Boris should be no stranger to anyone who reads Meeka’s Mind, but for my new friends, Laurie is the editor of Vokhtah. She is also the writer I’d like to be if I didn’t like sci-fi so much. In a word, she’s brilliant and this interview provides some interesting background to her career. Enjoy!
I’d like to welcome B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Laurie Boris back to Layered Pages to talk with me about her experiences with self-publishing. Laurie has been writing fiction for over twenty-five years and is the award-winning author of five novels. Her sixth, A Sudden Gust of Gravity, will be published in November. When not playing with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she’s a freelance copyeditor and enjoys baseball, reading, and avoiding housework. You can learn more about her at website. .
Laurie, when did you decide you were going to self-publish?
My first novel, The Joke’s on Me, was published in 2011 by 4RV, a small press in Oklahoma. I really appreciate that they gave me a chance, but as I completed my second novel later that year, I knew I needed to do things differently. Drawing Breath is based on a friend who died…
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