A: I normally read my stories to my 4-year-old daughter to see if she can follow the flow of the story first. If she gives me the crazy eye, I know I need to go back to the drawing board. If it’s a go, then, I show it to my husband, mom and sister. I am an independent author and created ZIZO Publishing to self-publish my books, so I do not have an agent or formal editor. I just hire the resources I need as I go and love the creative journey.