New York Times and USA Today bestselling, RITA® Award winning Author Maggie Shayne published 62 novels and 22 novellas for five major publishers over the course of 22 years. She also spent a year writing for American daytime TV dramas Guiding Light and As the World Turns, and was offered the position of co-head writer of the former; an offer she tearfully turned down. It was scary, turning down an offer that big. But in March 2014, she did something even scarier. She left her job with the world’s largest publisher, and went “indie.” And it has gone so well that by July 2015 she had incorporated her new business, Thunderfoot Publishing Inc. She’s never enjoyed her career more.
This new frontier of publishing is bringing Maggie success like she’s never seen in three distinct areas of her work. First, her contemporary western romances, The Texas Brands series and the Oklahoma All-Girl Brands. Secondly, her romantic thrillers, Brown and de Luca, her Shattered Sisters Series, and so on. And thirdly, her beloved paranormals, including the Wings in the Night series, which has the distinction of being the second vampire romance novel series ever, launching just a year after Lori Herter’s Obsession series created a new genre; paranormal romance. All three of these sub-genres have a found a new and enthusiastic audience with the advent of ebooks and independent publishing.