Becoming a published author is a daunting experience. Bringing and keeping a book before potential readers is a challenging and taxing undertaking. Almost everyone has dreamed about writing a book, but few there are that have what it takes to do it. Becoming a Published Author is a book written by those who have done it, who had a vision of being a published author and had what it took to make it happen. These are stories from authors about their writing and publishing journey from the beginning of their idea to the thrill of their first book signing, and beyond. Becoming a Published Author includes thoughts, insights, and the emotional highs and lows of becoming an author and marketing a book.