I wrote this, my first book "Never Safe, Always Fun! - Tours and Tales of the Everglades" as an armchair travel guide, companion guide, and anecdotal memoir. Much more than a mere travel guide, "Never Safe, Always Fun" is a comedic collection of memories and tales from the beautiful, misunderstood, and poetic landscape of South Florida.
When I first decided to write, I looked into conventional publishing. I could not find one valid reason to go with a conventional publisher/agent. The stress, waiting times, canvassing, and requirements are outdated, and not worth it. As long as you do your research, the self-publishing mechanism is far superior in my opinion. I did everything myself, from cover design, layout etc. and nothing cost me any money. It may not be the best book in the world, but the project was all mine from start to finish. I learned a lot, and many valuable lessons to take forward for future projects, and I found the createspace community, and numerous blogs online so helpful.
I hope you find my first work of interest, and any more in the future.