Peggy DeKay

Peggy DeKay, author of Self Publishing for Virgins

“There has never been, since the invention of the printing press a better time to be a self-published author!”   Peggy DeKay

Writing was never a part of my life plan. I came to it in small steps—a business woman first, a writer second.  After a short career in banking, I went back to college for a computer science degree and opened a computer and network design company.  I left the computer business after thirteen years and became a newspaper columnist and freelance writer. It seemed to me that the two consistent things in the many iterations of my career were computers and writing. When I discovered print-on-demand technology and realized the huge potential for authors, I knew what I had to do: teach other writers how to take control of their careers, their content, and their profit margins by self-publishing. I am on a mission. Self-Publishing for Virgins is a comprehensive how-to book that teaches writers how to self-publish with profit! This book takes you from conception to publication and promotion of your self-published book using cutting edge, print-on-demand technology, social media and non-traditional book promotion.

She is a frequent keynote speaker at libraries, book festivals, and writers conferences. She has spoken from Las Vegas to New York city and has been featured on Fox news affiliate WDRB[TV as an indie publishing expert.

DeKay’s podcast, The Business of Writing Today Podcast can be downloaded on iTunes or you can subscribe through this website. She is an award winning writer and has over 1oo publishing credits in various newspapers, magazines, literary journals and books. She has written two books: Self-Publishing for Virgins and Book Fairs for Authors (co-written with Larry DeKay, her husband and business partner).

To contact Ms. DeKay, email her at To receive a speaking schedule or to arrange for Peggy to speak at your event or to your group, contact Larry DeKay with DARBY PRESS at or call 502-303-7926.