I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few days now, but prior commitments have kept me from it. Now that I’m here, I want to take a moment to introduce myself directly.
Name’s Todd. I’ve been involved in self/indie publishing for the last 7 years. I had my first taste of it in college, when I interned for my university’s under-funded literary journal. That same year I raised money to do a very limited, offset run of my first short story collection. In ’07 I utilized Lulu’s services to release a novel; in ’10, I utilized Kickstarter to fund a new, revised edition of that same novel, and in the process I established my own publishing imprint, Precipice Books.
I have a wife and a son. I have a day job that pays the bills. I was honored when Henry asked me to step in for him. I know I have big shoes to fill, and I’ll do my best.
Last time I checked, SPR has 831 active members (myself included). Some of those could be spam accounts, but I want to believe that most of you are real human beings. With that in mind, I want to turn this over to you for a moment. Introduce yourselves. Tell me what you expect of me, what you’d like to see in terms of new content, and so on. More feature articles? More interviews & success stories? Digital focus? Print focus? Speak up!
Since I have that day job, my hours of “operation” on SPR are limited to evenings and weekends, Eastern Standard Time. If you have a question or comment, send me a message here at the site. You can also reach me by email: todd [at] toddkeisling.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
About the Author: Todd Keisling
I’m a two-time recipient of the Oswald Research and Creativity Prize for fiction. Born in Kentucky, I now live with my wife and son somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania. Contrary to popular opinion, I am a cat person. I wrote a couple of books called A LIFE TRANSPARENT and THE LIMINAL MAN. They’re the first two books in something I call the Monochrome Trilogy, and you can buy them in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle formats. You can get more info here.