A Path to Becoming an Indie Author and My Muses
My self-publishing journey was a learning experience. Self-publishing has improved in the last twenty years, but it is not a new activity. Walt Whitman, Margret Atwood, Beatrix Potter, and Mark Twain are just a few self-published authors. But a decision to do so takes some research. All three of my recent works are self-published.
More young people know more about drugs than most adults. One in five teens have abused prescription drugs, and 21% of high school seniors use marijuana. In Sept 2021, counterfeit pills with fentanyl seized by the administration had increased by 430% since 2019. According to the CDC, fentanyl deaths have tripled over the last two years. The knowledge about teens and young adults inspired Downward Spiral. Its publishing has created conversation among adults and their children.
Sandra K-Horn has worked in politics, education, and broadcast media. Her first novel, The Rabbit Trap, was awarded an honorable mention by Edward Hoffer Award in 2007. More magazine published her article “Ziplining in Costa Rica” in 2008. In 2019, K-Horn updated The Rabbit Trap and renamed it Downward Spiral. After the Tears Dry, a contemporary women’s fiction was published in 2022. Her nonfiction Undercover; Becoming Street Smart in Central Ohio will be published in Fall 2022. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.