About Susan Gast and Her Love of
Creating and Marketing Books!

About Susan Gast
and Her Love of

Creating and
Marketing Books!

Hi there! Welcome to my About page.

Susan Gast Author and Marketer

My family and I moved to the USA from the United Kingdom back in 1980.

I left behind the daily grunt of working on three farms and a British way of life. Tea and crumpets, and all that good stuff.

I now live in sunny central Florida with my ever-so-patient husband whom I met in 2000.

Before meeting my hubby, during the decade of 1980 to 1990, I worked for a local weekly (newspaper) shopper (putting it all together). I then changed jobs to work in a print shop, and got into graphic arts.

Ten years later, I was involved in mechanical engineering as a junior designer. I designed and detailed parts for automated assembly indexing machines (I have my super-talented brother to thank for that - a Senior Mechanical Engineer!) and I totally enjoyed doing that for a decade. What is it with me and the 'decades'?

Since 2010, it seems I've been glued to this chair, staring at multiple computer screens, and going cross-eyed in the process.

Why? Well, it all started with my desire to have my own website! My host is the best: Solo Build It!, (formerly named SBI). I love the thrill of setting websites up. Then comes the hard work. Making them pay for themselves!

For those of us on the shy side, having a website is the perfect vehicle to get yourself out into the world. It's a massive calling card. Even so, you have to promote.

As much as I'm against (read: don't like) all the social platforms, they have made themselves a necessary evil. I've had to resort to spreading the word mostly via Facebook. To sell my books directly, I use Amazon AMS ads and social media.

Since 2010, I've been creating books. Lots of them. Did I say I enjoy creating things? Ha! I dedicate this website to the books (not all!) that I have available at Amazon.com under Author Susan Gast.

more about this ABOUT page...
so you'll know more about it! ;-)
(aka keyword stuffing...)

It's probably the second-most visited page on someone's site. Why is that? It's human nature to be curious about who's behind the site. I know I always check out someone's 'about' page. Yeah, call me nosy, if you want. I'm always intrigued to learn where they came from, and what inspired the site.

This is the page where I'm supposed to list all the great things I've done, who I've done them with, and so on. I'm sorry to disappoint you! I've nothing so glamorous to share.

When you get to my age, you realize you are who you are and that's it. I am who I am. I've not done anything super famous, nor do I wish to be super famous. (I achieved that goal!) LOL.

It takes time to figure out who you are, IMHO. That comes with age and experience (AKA "wisdom"). What was so dang important in your twenties and thirties seems so trivial when you reach retirement age in your sixties.

Branching Out Into Audiobooks

I'm very proud to announce my very first audiobook. It's called, "You Can Quit Drinking... if you want to."

Yes, it's about quitting the booze. I haven't touched a drop since January 17, 1998, and this audiobook (and related eBooks and paperbacks in the 'Sobriety Help menu) covers the topic in detail. I'm here for ya!

Also, here's my second audiobook about how to store food for long-term safe storage: Easy Food Dehydrating and Safe Food Storage

You Can Quit Drinking... if you want to on Audible
Easy Food Dehydrating and Safe Food Storage on Audible

Wanna Create an Audiobook Too? Here's How:

I had a total blast making the audiobooks. If creating your own audiobook is something you'd like to tackle, consider taking Derek Doepker's course called 'Audiobooks Made Easy.'

It's actually the first course I've ever TOTALLY completed from start to finish!

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Of course, I'm an affiliate! This program helped me produce my first 6-hour and 28-minute audiobook—correctly—FIRST TIME OUT THE GATE!

Without Derek's course, I would have been clueless about:

  • what settings to use while recording
  • how to set up a recording booth
  • where best to sell the finished products
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If you purchase Derek's Audiobooks Made Easy course through Susan's link, it means she will receive a commission. It helps her keep the lights on!

If you’ve got a question about anything on my site, I will surely do my best to come up with an answer! Give me about a day… VISIT HERE to send me your email.

Susan Gast Author and Marketer

Susan Gast created this site, Susan Gast to showcase her puzzle books and other fiction and non-fiction books she'd written. Read Susan's story here.

Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create a "review site" of products related to the publishing industry. She realized it was time to explain how she created those books and got them to market. Visit her review site ePubTechReviews today. 

Since 2010, Susan has also owned and operated Easy Food Dehydrating where she is featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI). Read her first SBI interview and her second SBI interview.

All three sites mentioned are hosted by the amazing team at Solo Build It!

Do you want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!

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