I had nearly given up finding a home for my first manuscript. The advice I received from family and friends was that I should tweek my writing and make it spicier (in other words, sex it up!) It became annoying to try to explain to them why I wanted to keep my book “clean”.
It was my agent who submitted my manuscript to Astraea Press and I’m so grateful that she did. The success that Astraea has seen in the past two years, proves that there is a definite niche for clean romance and for authors whose work wouldn’t necessarily be marketed in a Christian bookstore, but also wouldn’t fit in the erotica section of Barnes and Noble. I also like the fact that Astraea offers many genres so that – as an author – I can try something different (maybe young adult or inspirational).
I’ve also met some lovely authors who have welcomed me and offered their help whenever I needed it. It’s a great team to be a part of!