An article in this week’s Phoenix New Times focuses on author KC Dyer, who used the Outlander series written by Diana Gabaldon as the basis for her self-published comic romance, Finding Fraser. The book is the story of an unemployed divorcee who is so obsessed with Gabaldon’s book that she runs off to the Highlands of Scotland to try to find her own Jamie Fraser (the hero of Outlander).
Dyer published Finding Fraser in 2015 and the book has since been re-published by Berkley.
Speaking to the Phoenix-based paper, Dyer said she thought her book had tapped into the “cultural zeitgeist” and that readers could relate to her heroine Emma and her quest.
Having had the book re-published through traditional publishing had come as relief as it meant she didn't have to concentrate on the minutiae of self-publishing as she felt that so much of self-publishing success wasn't writing.
Dyer will be meeting up with the Outlander author Gabaldon at the Poisoned Pen’s independent book store celebration on Thursday 5 May.