Laurie Starkey is an indie author dynamo. She’s written 88 works of fiction in 20 months. Thirty of those 88 books were created as a ghostwriter. The other 50, she wrote and produced under several pen names, including Ali Parker, Kate Thomas and L. A. Starkey.
Starkey writes in the Young Adult, paranormal New Adult, Erotica and Romance categories, and her highest sales are Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense novels.
I spoke with Starkey about her marketing strategies and production schedule.
BB: What is your business model?
LS: The business model is that when I start a series, I put out a book every three months. I released 14 books this summer [in several series]. When I write as Ali Parker, I do spin-offs. When creating a world, I make sure that there is an extra character in there somewhere who is going to be in the next series. At the very end of one series, I say, “Do you want to know John’s story? John was the sidekick the whole time. Of course you want to hear his story!”
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