As an African American storyteller, I’ve enjoyed the independent spaces where our authors thrive as well as the nontraditional publishing spaces where our authors connect to create powerful alliances. With my energy, resources and time invested in both, I’ve grown a profound knowledge for the way that they can be beneficial. However, in my years of being a published author, nothing has afforded me with more joy, freedom, pride and CONTROL than publishing as an independent author. In this book, I unmask the truths of being an independent author and share bits and pieces of my experience to help you become a successful storyteller as I have become one through strategic methods. Inside of The Art of Independence, one will learn how to start from scratch building a legacy that is worth remembering by readers even after our bones no longer permit our pen pushing. This book will give you insight on how to promote, brand, market, publish and more.