When Lynn McCarty approached Argyle Fox Publishing, we were intrigued. The long-time financial planner had written a book with four simple tips to better financial health. And Financial Game Changer read like no other financial book we’d ever seen.
Unlike other financial books, McCarty created a financial book encased in a story. A bona fide, enjoyable story. We were hooked, and we suspect you will be too.
Here’s what she had to say about her publishing experience.
When and why did you start writing?
I just recently started writing. I have a financial background and started writing to help fill in some of the financial gaps I kept seeing.
Who is your target audience for Financial Game Changer, and what is the book about?
The book is about learning how it’s never too late to develop good financial habits, and these habits (in the book) will save you a lot of financial grief.
The target audience is anyone who is overwhelmed by their financial situation. Financial chaos can happen to anyone. Someone who has taken on too much debt. Young people who are just starting out. College-bound kids who will be bombarded with many different influences, some of which will not be good financial ones.
Where did you get the idea for Financial Game Changer?
From twenty-four years of experience in the financial business. I have always been passionate about saving and saw a gap in the way people were thinking about saving. They make it way too hard. It’s simple if you develop the right financial habits.
What obstacles did you come across when publishing your book?
Not many. I had a fantastic editor (Tim Shoemaker) and publisher.
How did you find Argyle Fox Publishing, and what made you think we would be a good fit for your book?
I was referred by a dear friend. So I reviewed AFP’s website, and I liked their approach to publishing. They are very honest and direct.
What do you wish you had known about the publishing process before getting started?
How hard it would be to find a good editor and publisher.
Do you have another book in the works?
What would you say to someone who has written a book and wants to publish but is confused about what to do next?
Find a good editor and publisher to work with—someone you trust to tell it like it is, not just tell you what you want to hear.
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