Hi, My name is Ebra Ebner and I am what many refer to as Super Girl. When I was in high school I was smart, a cheerleader, a blonde, but also a loner because all I could think of was working toward my future. In college at Washington State, I was an art student, but an overachiever at that. One of my teachers refused to give anyone an ‘A’ and as a result, I made a life-size guitar out of popsicle sticks that not only looked real, but could actually be converted into a useable guitar… I got the ‘A’
After college my husband and I bought two homes in the Pullman area and remodeled both (and not just a few things, I mean tearing down walls, hanging new dry wall on every wall, things most girls my age should never know, trust me.) all before I turned 24.
Now, at 25, I stand to break into the world of writing and self-publishing all on my own, without the help of large publishers. I want to be a Best Seller, not for money, not for fame, but personal growth and happiness. Trust me, I have social anxiety, the last thing I want is fame, but I also think that by forcing myself to face my fears, I’ll get over it, snuff it out by forcing myself into the spotlight.
About nine months ago, I took all my knowledge for art, and converted it into becoming a writer. In nine months, I concentrated on grammar, conventions, and creative writing. Since, I’ve written six books (not including the other six books I assisted with), all six are the equivalent of ‘best-sellers’ in the world of Self-Publishing (Best sellers in Sci-fi/Fantasy and Family Saga on Amazon). I make all my own websites, book covers, mailers, Google Adwords, everything. I answer every fan email, blog post, and inquiry. I’ve worked nights, full days, every weekend. I even started my own LLC for all this called Crimson Oak Publishing. I went into classrooms at WSU between classes and put my book websites on the white boards as advertisement. I drop flyers on the ground at football games… Anything to get the word out on my own, so that I can be proud someday when I make it, and I’ll be able to say, “This was me, I did this.”
What I am contacting you, Seattle, and as a native myself, born in Woodinville, is this story and dream of becoming a successful writer from seemingly nothing, with no major capital into it, especially at my age. The downside of Self-Publishing, is that it only takes you so far. I could submit my books to big time publishers, but I don’t want to, that’s not the point. I want to prove it to myself that I can make it all on my own, put in the work and get the books out there.
What I need is to try and get my story out to more people, create a group that on the 23rd of September will help me to reach my goal by supporting me, and not just that, but you will be getting a great book in return. I’d love to be able to bring my latest book, Parallel: The Life of Patient #32185 into the spotlight. Parallel was my baby, the first book where I was able to afford a big time editor (one of which is mad that I haven’t submitted the book to big publishers because its one of the best she’s ever read, or so she says ha ha). There’s blood sweat and tears put into this book, and a lot of emotion.
Please help me reach my goal, and achieve my dreams…