If you're a fan of epic fantasy, you need to check out M.A. Ray's Menyoral Saga. She's got three books out so far, and in a short period of time, has developed something of a cult following. Her fans praise the complex characters and humor. And the food description at the start of Oath Bound was enough to make this lifelong vegetarian crave a plate of grilled beef with mashed potatoes.
Anyway, because she is a self-published author who is developing a dedicated fan base, I wanted to find out what she did to get the word out. I also wanted to know a little about the emotional side of publishing.