Almost 10 years ago now (has it really been that long?) I caught the bug and began working on a fantasy series that eventually took nearly a million words to complete the story. I shopped it around to nearly every agent in the book, literally, Eventually a small publisher in Queensland Australia, Writers Exchange, took a chance and published the first volume, Birthright. A few months later it was listed on Fictionwise as the number 1 fantasy bestseller on that site. It stayed there for 6 weeks. Three more volumes followed with comparable results and the attendant reviews.