I have been writing fan fiction for a number of years, and the numerous comments that I received from my readers convinced me to try my hand at self-publishing.
I am an Indie author of lesbian fiction, and although my stories are rated for adults due to the love scenes they contain, I do not consider them erotica. They are romance based, and inside you will hopefully find all the things that make a love story a love story. Attraction, distraction, lust, angst, comedy...and of course, sex. :)
As an independent author, I don't have a publisher to back me nor do I have their marketing departments or editors. What I do have is a passion to learn my craft and a desire to entertain those that want more than just pages filled with sex.
I'm not saying my books are for everyone, because they aren't. I'm not saying they are perfect, because they aren't. However, from the emails and the reviews that I have received, I think I'm on the right track.
Formally from Delaware, I now call Florida my home, and when I'm not writing or working or reading about writing...I'm playing golf. :)