ME: Self published books don't always have a great reputation. What steps have you taken to be sure your book is ready for publication?
KRISTA: Lot's and lot's of revision and editing. I wrote the first draft January of 2013. I then revised it. Next I had a group of writer friends read this second draft looking for little mistakes and plot holes. They gave me some excellent notes. And I revised again. Then I had a second different group of writer friends read the third draft followed by more edits and revision. The most important step though--I hired a professional editor. The amazing Tristi Pinkston. She went over Trusted with a fine toothed comb. When she was done I had lot's of fixes to make.
And finally, for those participating in Krista's scavenger hunt, here's your dragon scale!