There's no one right way to publish a story. For many authors, there are multiple routes to explore. Thea Harrison's Elder Race series is a great example of an author who has chosen to publish traditionally, with a small press and independently across the same universe. Today she's here to talk about her publishing journey and why she felt different stories were suited for different publishing methods.
Being a hybrid author is an interesting and challenging experience, and my path to becoming one took a few years. I returned to fiction writing by going the traditional publishing route. I’ve had nine books in my Elder Races series contracted by Berkley Publishing. Six of those have been published, and the seventh, Night's Honor, releases September 2.
While unquestionably I love those bigger, full-length novels and storylines, there were other aspects to the Elder Races universe that intrigued me — world-building that I wanted to do, along with side characters who were in my head, and who wouldn’t necessarily warrant a full-length book but who were begging me to tell their stories.