Although apparently ‘successful,' I was miserable in my corporate job so I started to research how to change my life. I was reading a lot of self-help books, so I decided to write my own. When I discovered how slow the publishing industry was, I decided to self-publish, way back when there was no Kindle, ebooks were still niche, and print-on-demand was only just becoming viable.
I joined Twitter . This might not seem momentous but at the time, I was living in Brisbane, Australia and I had no author friends. I was self-publishing at a time when it wasn't acceptable so I felt very alone. I found like-minded people on Twitter and nowadays, some of my best ‘real' friends are writers I met on Twitter first.