Indie Author Sunday: Tabatha Shipley

Updated: Sep 1

It's Indie Author Sunday! Every other Sunday, we're posting an interview with a different indie author along with posts about them on all our social media accounts. This week it's Tabatha Shipley, the author of Breaking Eselda.

WW: Tell us about your experience with Indie publishing?

TS: My first book, Breaking Eselda, was published with Lulu publishing. Lulu did a wonderful job with the cover and the interior design and I’m very happy with the product. For my second book, 30 Days Without Wings, I choose to do all the cover and interior design myself using Amazon’s KDP and Barnes and Noble press. I am happy with the product I was able to create on those platforms as well.

WW: Tell us about your book.

TS: Breaking Eselda: Strength, humility, speed, mirth, and wisdom are perfectly balanced in the kingdom of Fraun where council leaders make decisions in the best interest of all Fraunians. Meanwhile, young Princess Eselda is being groomed to eventually take the throne of Enchenda. But as her reign draws closer and long-held secrets are revealed, she realizes that her title comes with challenges she never imagined. After Eselda hears the council has been withholding valuable information about age markers that only affect those born of royal blood, she is horrified to learn that she will soon become malicious, power hungry, and lustful. As she struggles to accept her destiny, Eselda is overwhelmed with fear. There are rulers who will kill to keep these secrets hidden; and rulers who will kill to change the council. What kind of ruler will Eselda be? In this fantasy tale, a young princess must overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges as she prepares to take the throne of a kingdom in turmoil.

30 Days Without Wings: Faeries are real. Elise is a faerie who has experienced terrible heartache and just needs a change before she is forced to choose the path she will walk forever. She will risk everything for one chance at happiness. But is the cost of the risk more than Elise bargained for?

WW: What made you want to write in the genre of your book?