I'm an 'initiate' apparently, the connotation sounds rather more exciting than it actually is, I suspect! I'm an Indie author of epic fantasy. My debut novel, The Toy Sorcerer, YA/Adult first in a trilogy, is reviewed here on the BFS site, so please do take a quick look as you're here already. http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/reviews/the-toy-sorcerer-by-lara-hart-book-review/
I'm powering away with the second in the series - The Final Prophesy - due for release November 21st 2012 - one month prior to the end of the world, so not good sales planning . . .
Anyway, I look forward to some good conversations.www.lobopublishing.com