I write under the brand “Capital Yarns”, an experiment in storytelling and digital engagement. My short stories are set in Canberra, inspired by three items nominated by social media users, which all feature in the story. These are posted on my website www.capitalyarns.com.au. I have also self-published a printed compilation of short stories and release a monthly podcast version. I am interested in exploring how digital engagement directly with readers can assist self-publishing authors reach their potential, disrupt the publishing industry and give their audience a greater say in the finished product.