Let’s kick things off with a rundown of you and your books. In other words, tell us about yourself and what you write!
I write paranormal shifter fiction, mythology retellings (mostly 1001 Arabian Nights), epic fantasy, contemporary, and New Adult.
How long have you been writing? And how long have you been publishing?
I have been writing professionally for seven years now and publishing for three.
What “kind” of writer would you describe yourself as? (Traditional, Self-Published, Hybrid, Something else entirely?)
I’m a…I suppose there isn’t a word for it yet. I’m a writer who releases my own fiction under my company name and publishes other authors under Gryfyn Publishing as well.
How did you decide what publishing route to take for your books?
I tried to go traditional for awhile, but I found my books to be too niche for what the Big Five were looking for. I’d always wanted to start my own publishing company, and decided the best way to start publishing other people would be to start with my own first.
What one piece of advice would you give to anyone looking to do the same?
Read a lot of marketing books. I didn’t do that beforehand, and I wish I would’ve. I sort of just dove in nose first, though you kind of have to do that in this industry.
If you could make one decision differently in your publishing career so far, what would it be?
I would’ve learned more about self-publishing, though at the time I didn’t know there was such a big community behind it when I started.
What can you tell us about Gryfyn Publishing?
Gryfyn Publishing prints unique, stand-out books for young adults and college-age adults in the fantasy and contemporary genres.
In terms of writing and publishing, what’s something new you’d like to try in the future?
I would love to get in on an anthology. I’ve never worked in a group with a bunch of authors before and it sounds like a lot of fun.
What’s next for you?
After releasing The Rhodi Saga, I’ll be finishing up the Creatures of the Lands series (which I co-wrote) and releasing the Of Magic series by T. Ariyanna under Gryfyn Publishing, with the first book being The Mage’s Son in March of 2017.
Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theater, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan. You can find her at www.meganlinski.com.