My Experiences (and Really Bad Advice) on NaNoWriMo

I won my first NaNoWriMo challenge when I was 13 years old. I also won my last NaNoWriMo challenge when I was 13 years old. NaNoWriMo, or National November Writing Month, is a big global fiesta dedicated to getting reluctant or detail obsessed writers out of their ruts and into writing 50,000 words of pure…

An Amazing Indie Read

I’ll be honest; I initially bought this book because one of the main characters shared my name. I really like my name, it’s beautiful, and unique, and I thought, “Gee, I can’t wait to read about this other Annalise and how cool she is.” She was pretty damn cool. Mary Holland’s Bone Road is one…

Queen of Katwe Review

As a non-fiction book set in Uganda, Queen of Katwe is a novel I would never normally have picked up. However, something in the story called to me and, having read the entire book in a matter of hours, I don’t regret that decision in the slightest. Queen of Katwe details the life and experiences…

Congratulations Mother! (You should be paying me for this)

It’s been a while since I last posted. Sadly, I had to take a hiatus from reviewing while I moved into my new accommodations. However, I never stopped reading while away (I’m not sure that’s even possible), and I have a fresh batch of book recommendations and reviews that will BLOW YOUR MIND…or at least…

A Marketing Success Story: Who Knew it Could Actually Be Done?

Everyone knows the drill. You write a book, a literary masterpiece, and you decide to either send it to an agent and publisher for publication, or publish it yourself. Congratulations! Your job is now done! Finally your book can make its way into the world. Sadly, you are so very wrong. What many people, particularly…

Bruce E. Dunn Speaks on his Experience as an Indie Author

What makes your books stand out from others in the same genre? It is creative and unique. I will quote from my copy editor from Firsteditiong.com. She wrote about the first book, “Pygmalion Conspiracy”. She wrote, “All I have to say is WOW! I have NEVER read anything like this! This is by far the…

Alex Thomas Davis Shares his Literary Experiences

Alex Thomas Davis is primarily a singer songwriter, and has also worked across multiple industries. His books are aimed at children mainly, aged 7-14 but adults would enjoy reading them too. He only started writing in 2017 and hopes to write a cornucopia of children’s poetry books.     What’s one thing you would like…

An Interview with Indie Author Prakaash Sharma

How do you publicize your books? I never used any paid service to publicize my books. I use my social circle for it. Recently, I used free promo on KDP and listed a giveaway on goodreads for my first book “Kathputli”.     What made you decide to become an independent author? To be very…

Adrianna Tetnowski Discusses her Novel The Dark Maiden

Why did you decide to become an indie author? I decided to become an indie author purely for the fact that I didn’t want to wait around for someone to approve of my stories, I want them out there for people to read and hopefully enjoy. I feel like I have so much more freedom…