Are you curious about Dirt Road Books? If so, you’re not the only one. Over the last few days we’ve had hundreds of e-mails, texts, social media messages, and phone calls congratulating us on our launch. All of these messages have been so encouraging and have meant the world to us. At the same time, we’ve had a lot of people ask, “How did Dirt Road Books come about?” Or, “Whose idea was this?” Then, “How long have you been working on this?” So, we wanted to answer all of your questions the best way we know how: by writing and sharing our stories with you.
Dirt Road Books is not just another publishing house. That’s not only our motto, it’s our mantra. We see ourselves as a collective of authors who have come together to bring you some great literature. We also see ourselves as something different. We work together and collaborate on all projects. We have areas that we specialize in, but everyone gets a say in what we do, and we work together as a collective in everything we produce. How does this work? It takes time, effort, passion, persistence, and heart - all things we have been lucky to be flush with. The best part is that when one of us needs help, the other five step in to keep things moving. The support within this group has been outstanding.
Inside the collective, we’ve coined ourselves as The Original 6. It started as a joke, a reference to The Vampire Diaries spin-off, but then it stuck. Now, we’re sharing it with you, along with how each one of us came to be a member of the collective. From different roads and walks of life, we found our way to each other and to Dirt Road Books. Some journeys were long and tumultuous, others were short and untroubled, but each one of us has an origin story of how we found ourselves as one of the founding members of the collective, and now, we want you to hear them too.
The Original 6 origin stories
Every day this week we will release an origin story on our blog “Get Down and Dirty.”
We’re proud of who we are and where we came from. We’re proud of the collective of authors we’ve built. We’re proud to share our stories with you and give you insight about who we are as individuals, where we came from, and the many roads we’ve traveled to find each other and build Dirt Road Books.