Self-Publishing Group

A simple and straight forward group name describing a process that can be anything but... unless you have help. That is what I am here to do; help you successfully Self-Publish.

I will layout the step by step process to Self-Publishing, share with you common pitfalls and how to avoid them, provide you helpful resources, and give you encouragement in those moments you wonder, "Why am I doing this?". 


In the Self-Publishing Group, you will also have a network of authors and aspiring authors that you can reach out to and lean on as you start, continue, and complete your Publishing Journey. 

Who am I? 


Hi! Who am I and how can I help you? We’ll let me tell you a little bit about me, how I can help you, and more importantly, why I want to help you.


I am the youngest of five, Navy child turned Naval Officer. I graduated from the Naval Academy in 2020 with a B.S. in English and commissioned in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. I enjoy leadership for many reasons and my top reason would have to be because it puts me in a position to help people.


I have been writing poetry since I was 11 years old. I published my first book in May 2020. Doing the math that is a TWENTY-ONE YEAR gap between when I started writing and when I published my first book! I want to save you from that time delay.


A lot of that time was spent growing as a writer and gathering my courage to share my writings with others. However, six years (YES! SIX YEARS) of it was spent in limbo, feeling overwhelmed and discouraged from not knowing how to start and not knowing where to start. I want to save you from that struggle.


I have successfully made it through the publishing process, on the verge of publishing my next project (TWO IN ONE YEAR!) and I want to help you get started and through your publishing dream.



Alana M. Abernethy