Meredith Wild* is a former tech CEO who published her first novel just two years ago. She specialists in adult fiction (erotica) and is about to release her sixth novel.
She graduated with a degree in English from Smith College, but spent her earlier life developing software. Having read and enjoyed the Twilight series and 50 Shades of Grey, she decided to embark on writing her own erotic romances.
Part of her motivation was wanting to create strong female characters and writing that she herself could relate to. She published online and her husband helped her to promote her books through social media.
Taking the traditional publishing path, she says, was not an option that ever occurred to her. Her fourth novel “Hard Limit” from the hacker series achieved the best-seller NY Times status, attracting note from the publishing houses. She has since struck a deal with Grand Central Publishing for $7 million.
*Not her real name.