Ask Kat: How do you usually customize a font?

Ask Kat: How do you usually customize a font?

If you’re not a font designer but still want font customization you can change the kerning, tracking, skew, or the vertical or horizontal scale of the text. You can also add layer effects to give your fonts that extra pop, but try to reserve that for only title...
10 ways to make your cover stand out in the crowd

10 ways to make your cover stand out in the crowd

There are bad covers out there; we have all seen them. The ones with the glaring, eye-searing colors, painful design, and horrid photoshopping that should be a crime against humanity. I could go on for days about the horrors I have seen lurking in the dark corners of...
Ask Kat: What made you decide go the indie route?

Ask Kat: What made you decide go the indie route?

Most little girls play house or with dolls, I played store. I think I’ve wanted to own my own business since I was five. I come from a long line of people with that entrepreneurial spirit, so it was inevitable, really. I have nothing against traditional publishing, I...
Ask Kat: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Ask Kat: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

The question is what don’t I do, really. Well first and foremost I create art, being that it’s my day job. I read a lot of books and manga and watch TV shows or movies and anime. I make cosplay, micro origami and miniature hand bound books. I take a jazz dance class...