Frequently Asked Questions:
About Autumn's Tithe:
Q: How do you pronounce the title?
"Autumn's" as in the season, but make it possessive. Then tie
(rhymes with lie) the (rhymes with duh). Autumn's Tie-the.
Q: How long did it take you to finish writing it? To publish?
It took me 5 years from start to finish. A year to write, and four to edit and publish.
Q: How did you find a publisher?
I'm self published! I started my own publishing company, Counterpoise Press.
Q: Is there a specific place you recommend buying Autumn's Tithe from that would benefit you most?
This question is so kind! All versions and formats (minus pirated versions!) help me tremendously as an author. But if you don't have a preference, the Amazon kindle version helps me the most.
Q: Where is it available to buy?
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, my local indie, Best of Books OK, and more!
Q: Is it going to be on Kindle Unlimited?
Q: Is there going to be an audiobook?
Yes! Tantor Media acquired the rights to all three books in The Severed Realms
Q: Is it available in other countries?
Yes! Check your country's Amazon. I don't always know what distributors have added the book, so you might have to search for Autumn's Tithe at the distributor of your choice.
Q: Is there any swearing or inappropriate scenes?
There's no swearing and no sex scenes. It's a young adult book meant for teens ages 14+.
Q: Is it standalone or part of a series?
It's the first book in The Severed Realms Trilogy.
Q: When does the sequel come out?
No release date yet, but planned for fall 2022.
Q: Does the book have a diverse cast? POC characters?
Yes! There's room for everyone in this book world :).
Q: Is it YA or NA?
Q: Is it in first or third person?
Q: Who designed the cover?
Q: How did you get your book into The Bookish Box?
I pitched it to them over email! They requested the manuscript and they decided I was a good fit for their box. They have been a DREAM to work with.
Q: I just finished writing a book and want to publish… now what?
First, explore which route of publishing is right for you, traditional or self publishing. If you decide to self publish, the next steps are self editing the book and then hiring professional editors. There are plenty of free online resources that list the many steps to self publishing.
Q: Can Counterpoise Press publish my book?
Right now… no. Currently I'm focused on growing my business and learning the ropes of publishing with my own books. BUT I would love to publish other people's books someday! I will definitely post updates so people know when Counterpoise submissions open. But I do offer editorial services through Counterpoise so check out their website!
Q: Can you read my book/chapter/etc?
Unfortunately no, I just don't have the time to do readings for free. But once you're
ready for editorial work, I offer critiques over on Counterpoise Press.
Q: Can you talk a little about your publishing journey?
I started Autumn's Tithe in 2017 during my senior year of high school. It took me a year to write and after I finished it I decided that I wanted to pursue traditional publishing. I began querying agents, but after awhile I realized my book wasn't right for the market. During college I completed two publishing internships where I fell in love with publishing, but also realized traditional publishing wasn't the right path for me. I decided to self publish and opened my own publishing house, Counterpoise Press. And now my debut novel is coming out September 28th, 2021!
Q: What writing software do you use?
Microsoft word and Scrivener.