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Marcia Colette (marcia_colette) | 6 comments Thanks for inviting me and I'm excited to be here.

Hello, everyone. My name is Marcia Colette and I write urban fantasy, YA, and paranormal romance. Last month, I released my first self-published book Bittersweet under my own imprint called Dusk Till Dawn Books. If all goes well, I hope to have a total of five books available in both ebook and print by the end of the year.


Sharon (SharonLGerlach) | 6 comments I'm Sharon Gerlach. I write paranormal and contemporary romance with a smattering of urban fantasy. I've just pubbed my first novella, Malakh, and--quite frankly--am floundering in how to promote it and increase sales & visibility while working full-time and managing a family.


S.L. Naeole (sl_naeole) | 7 comments Aloha! I'm S.L. Naeole, author of the Grace Series. I have another book coming out next month, Gossamer, and I currently have an online serial made available only to registered users.

I write mainly YA PNR, but am branching out into other genres as my writing schedule allows. I think that being here, amongst other supportive and independent authors, is going to be a fabulous addition to all of our lives.

Here's to a great future for each of us, and great reading for everyone!


Patty Jansen (PattyJansen) | 16 comments I'm Patty, and I'm an author of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

I have published short stories in pro-level magazines. I have recently ventured into epublishing, because I thought it would be fun. I have released a bunch of different material ranging from an action SF novel for younger readers to a short story collection, an informal novella-length piece on critique groups (non-fic), two shorter works and I'm about to release a romance/SF novel.

More details on my blog: http://pattyjansen.wordpress.com/


message 55: by Linda (last edited Apr 28, 2011 06:06PM) (new)

Linda Lewis Hello, I'm Linda Cassidy Lewis. I'm a new indie author, just published this month.

My novel The Brevity of Roses is literary women's fiction, with a male protagonist. :D

I'm running a giveaway here on Goodreads until May 19th.

The Brevity of Roses by Linda Cassidy Lewis


Annie Bellet My name is Annie Bellet. I write speculative fiction and live in the Pacific Northwest. My short stories have appeared in magazines such as AlienSkin, Contrary, and Daily Science Fiction.

I've just started dipping my toes into the indie scene, but I have a few things up for sale. It's been an interesting learning curve, for sure :)

Thanks!


Dianne Hartsock | 4 comments Hi. My name is Dianne Hartsock and I'm having a wonderful year as a writer. For short stories, I have two erotic romances and one ghost story coming out, and also a paranormal/suspense novel entitled ALEX. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone here.


Russell Brooks (RussellBrooks) | 7 comments Hello, everyone. I'm new to this group, not new to Goodreads. I'm hoping to learn from the successful Indie authors what they're doing that I'm not.




Stuart Aken (stuartaken) | 33 comments Hi folks. I write in more than one genre, blog and maintain a website for readers and writers.
On the blog, I make a point of featuring indie authors (though I also interview traditionally published authors) in my interviews. As this group is made up of published indie authors, I invite all of you to take a peek at my blog and see if you think it's something you'd like to do (free and without any obligation - I do this because I know how hard it is to get our names out there).
My website, which holds a compendium of information for authors and readers, is at http://www.stuartaken.co.uk/
And my blog, also full of useful and (I hope) interesting stuff for readers and writers, is at http://stuartaken.blogspot.com/
Welcome.


Rachel Cotterill (rachelcotterill) Hello! My name's Rachel, I was just invited to join this group so thanks for having me :) I released my first novel, Rebellion, last October and the sequel is due this November. I'm a little bit addicted to Goodreads...


Roxanne (roxannesmolen) | 7 comments I'm Roxanne Smolen, and I write science fiction. I have eight published books with another on the way (a humorous teen romance about a werewolf who falls in love with a Wiccan.) There's more about me at my website: http://www.roxannesmolen.com

I'm happy to meet everyone!


message 62: by Todd (last edited Apr 29, 2011 05:38AM) (new)

Todd Russell (toddrussell) | 8 comments Hello everybody :)

My name's Todd Russell. I've been writing strange, spooky stories for a long time and have just published my first book Mental Shrillness a collection of six twist ending horror short stories.

I am going on my first ever blog book tour starting this Sunday (May 1, 2011) and would love to see some of you that can make it to one or more of these stops.

In fact, for those of you who love awesome cover art, on the first tour we will be exploring some fantastic bizarre art and illustrations from talented artist Aeron Alfrey.

My favorite authors are Stephen King, Robert McCammon and Rod Serling (cue Twilight Zone music) and I'm always interested in good new reads: indie or trad pub, ebook, paper or hardcover, doesn't matter.

I've been following IBC on Twitter for a little while but am brand new to this group. Nice to meet you all :)


Roy (mplwdscribe) | 5 comments According to Amazon page for my debut novel Patches of Grey, it is published by M.U.D. House Books. But I'll let you in a little secret. M.U.D. House Books is I.

http://tinyurl.com/c4t745


Shaeeza Haniff | 4 comments Hi, I'm Shaeeza. I write children's books. I published my first book on Kindle just two weeks ago. I just joined twitter. I'm trying to wet my feet as with all newbies.

Here's my offering
http://www.amazon.com/Rice-Bag-Hammoc...

visit my web site http://www.wix.com/gardenia106/contact

twitter me
http://twitter.com/#!/khanman009


message 65: by Craig (last edited Apr 29, 2011 10:22PM) (new)

Craig Hansen (craiginoregon) Hi, I'm Craig Hansen. Sometime in May I'm hoping to publish my first novel, MOST LIKELY. It's YA Christian fiction... somewhat reluctantly. (I'll explain that another time.)

After that, I'll be concentrating on a YA paranormal suspense series, EMBER. And eventually I have some mysteries I want to write.

My Web site is: http://www.craig-hansen.com/


Indie Books (IndieBookIBC) | 29 comments Mod
Make sure you go to the twitter discussion and add everyone! You'll have a great list of followers!
Karen - Mod

Shaeeza wrote: "Hi, I'm Shaeeza. I write children's books. I published my first book on Kindle just two weeks ago. I just joined twitter. I'm trying to wet my feet as with all newbies.

Here's my offering
http://w..."



Suzanne Adair Hi folks! I'm Suzanne Adair, author of a mystery/suspense series set in the Southern theater of the Revolutionary War. The first book of the series, Paper Woman, won the Patrick D. Smith Literature Award and was just featured 21 April on IBC's Blog Tour de Force. The original print publisher allowed Paper Woman and its sequels The Blacksmith's Daughter and Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated Camp Follower to go out of print, but they're available in the Kindle Store and on Smashwords, and I'll get them available via CreateSpace ASAP. I'll be releasing the fourth book of the series this fall, and I have plans to indie-publish a SF series that just missed being published by Warner c. 1995.

Please follow me on Twitter.

Please Like my FB author page.

Please follow my blog with the Google Friends Connect badge in the sidebar.

Please follow me on Goodreads.

Thanks!
Suzanne Adair


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Shannon Muir (shannonmuir) | 2 comments My name is Shannon Muir.

In terms of fiction I do one of three things: 1) SF (but light on the hard sf, maybe closer to space opera though that seems too light for what I do); 2) fantasy (generally urban/modern); 3) womens' fiction (daytime drama style, not a chick lit writer).

I've only started really getting back into fiction again in terms of considering more than just doing the yearly NaNoWriMo to stay in shape. I've "won" six years running. I finally released the first story I did in NaNoWriMo - with some minor updates - via Lulu.com early this year after learning about it through Goodreads. The 144 page book is called TOUCH THE STARS, basically about an entertainment woman in Hollywood in both a midlife and identity crisis.

Me, I've lived and worked in the entertainment industry for 15 years, and before that came from a small town. That's a story in itself for later. During these years, I have written two nonfiction textbooks - GARDNER'S GUIDE TO WRITING AND SELLING ANIMATION and GARDNER'S GUIDE TO PITCHING AND SELLING ANIMATION (the latter is e-book only, the former both print and e-book). Textbooks don't sell well in general, so I guess that makes me a natural to try my hand at indie efforts like TOUCH THE STARS - have not seen huge returns for writing yet, not that more wouldn't be welcomed.

I'm also an animation writer, having written several original scripts (not English adaptations) for a Japanese company. These were then translated into Japanese and produced by the Japanese company. Sadly the show didn't quite find a home in the States to be translated back to English!

My one foray into published SF/fantasy was the shared world anthology ARIA KALSAN: MYSTERIES OF THE FUTURE, where we had a bible with a lot of guidelines but within that could do what we wanted. My story was about a reporter who becomes enslaved to a planet and corporation and how she wins her freedom in several senses.

Sorry for the long winded introduction, but I'm difficult to sum up in just a few lines.

Shannon Muir
http://www.shannon-muir.com
http://www.willowbrooknovels.com/
twitter: shannon_muir
FB Page: Shannon Muir's Animated Insights
or catch my author area on Goodreads


Amanda (abozeman) | 1 comments Hi everybody! I'm Amanda Bozeman. I write romantic suspense.

You can reach me at: www.amandabozeman.com or on Twitter @amandabozeman


Ren Cummins (RenWritings) | 1 comments Nice to "meet" you all -- my name is Ren Cummins. I've released 4 YA Steampunk novels (#5 is in final edits and should be up in the next couple weeks) of a 6-book series.

Good to see so much interest and activity in the realm of independent publishing. It's a good time to be writing!


Penny Grubb | 4 comments Hello, I'm Penny. I'm not 100% an indie person so hope that won't bar me from this group. I'm very interested to see how the indie market is going. I also like the idea of support groups like these. I write crime novels - 3rd out this May - and I work in collective rights management and copyright, fields for which we are in interesting times. More at www.pennygrubb.com


Craig Hallam Hi everyone!

I'm Craig Hallam, an aspiring author from the UK. I lean toward Speculative Fiction, normally of a darker style. I've had short stories in a few magazines such as Murky Depths and New Horizons.

My debut novel, Greaveburn, is waiting for some literary agent to take pity on it. While that pot's boiling, I've released an ebook of collected short stories called Not Before Bed which you can find here for free:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

It should be on Amazon and a few other sites soon too. If anyone has the inclination to read it, I'd love to hear what you think.

As well as all that, I'm working on my next novel and a strictly e-book project as well. Busy, busy.

I'm on Twitter: @craighallam84
and my blog is here: http://craighallam.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading!

Craig


Michael Lee | 3 comments Thanks for the invite.

My name is Michael J Lee

I have a paranormal romance available on Kindle

http://myfrankensteinebook.blogspot.com/

I also blog about screenwriting

http://screenwritingfoxhole.blogspot....

And movies and entertainment!

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/blog/mi...

You can follow me on Twitter @goldenageofgeek


Lazette (LazetteG) | 17 comments Hello!

My name is Lazette Gifford -- @LazetteG on Twitter -- but generally called zette. I have a few small press and ebook publications and this year I've stepped over into the Indie publication world. So far, despite rounds of 'real life' madness, I have been doing fairly well, especially on Smashwords. So far I have four novels (Kat Among the Pigeons and the Silky trilogy) there, along with a few shorter works. (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/vie... )

I am also the owner of Forward Motion for Writers and the publisher of Vision: A Resource for Writers an have been involved in working with writers for well over a decade now.

I'm anxious to become more involved in the Indie author world, which I find a fascinating new path to readers.


Sarah Bella Hi. My name is Sarah. I'm new to the group and can't wait to read up on some great advice!


Michael Lee | 3 comments Just want to share this. I got a review on Frankensteinia one of the best horror blogs on the net!

http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/20...


Cheri | 7 comments I'm Cheri. I write paranormal and fantasy YA romance.
http://www.cherischmidt.net/

Fateful, my first book, just hit the YA Love & Romance top 100 list on Amazon! :)

Thanks for starting this group, I'm pleased to get to know other indie authors!


message 78: by Lenore (last edited May 02, 2011 12:13PM) (new)

Lenore Wolfe | 41 comments Hi. my name is Lenora Porch. I write under Lenore Wolfe. I am releasing my second book, a paranormal, on June 12th. I have recently released four websites by Triquetra Press Publications, where you are all welcome to list your books. They are run by donations only. I was inspired to build them by many of you from Goodreads and by Smashwords, because everyone works together for the success of all here, and frankly, I was moved by many of you. I look forward to getting to know all of you. I have recently set up Facebook and Twitter, so if you find them helpful to you, please let me know. And if you see things that could be tweaked or changed to make them better for all of us, let me know that too.

Thank you for the invitation:)


message 79: by David (last edited May 02, 2011 12:41PM) (new)

David Richards (dgr2) | 13 comments Hello all. I write Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance. I also like to mix them all up in one tale. I have published twelve books for Kindle and MobiPocket and ten actual trade paperbacks. These can be found on Amazon and other online outlets. I have been doing this for about as many years. I even do my own book covers. Here they are:

A Fine Woman by David George Richards Mind Games by David George Richards The Tale of the Comet by David George Richards In the Shadow of Mountains  The Lost Girls by David George Richards In The Shadow of Mountains  The Return of the Sixpack by David George Richards The Look of Love by David George Richards The Friendly Ambassador  The Beginning of the End by David George Richards The Friendly Ambassador  A Gathering of Angels by David George Richards The Friendly Ambassador  Changes by David George Richards The Friendly Ambassador  Walking with the Enemy by David George Richards The Dreamer by David George Richards An Affair of the Heart by David George Richards

My website is at Booksandstories.com.

Again, hello.


Tom Ireland (TomIreland88) | 2 comments Hi all, my name is Tom and I run the 2 R's Book Blog. Great to be invited to the group and meet you guys.


Wenona Hulsey (wenonahulsey) | 2 comments Hi, I'm Wenona Hulsey. I'm working on my first novel. Just finished the first draft and I've set it to the side for a few weeks so hopefully editing and tying up loose ends will go smoother. I hope to publish late summer or early fall of this year. Thanks for letting me in on the group :)


Lizzy Ford (LizzyFord) I'm Lizzy, and I challenged myself to write and e-publish 12 novels this year. I call it the 12-12 challenge - 12 books in 12 months. Thus far, I've released 3 with number four in editing with a freelance book editor I just hired. :-) All my books are FREE. Happy reading/writing! Lizzy Ford


Pete Kelly (shadow2683) | 3 comments hey gang my name is Peter Kelly. I am the author of a new series of books. the first one out is Dawn of the shadow the start of a superhero tale. i am working on several other projects as well. Here are a few sites where I am plus my amazon.com site.

http://dawnoftheshadow.webs.com/index...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036TH352


Kenn Bivins (kennbivins) | 2 comments Thank for inviting me to this awesome cache of writers. My name is Kenn Bivins and I am the author of PIOUS, a page-turner of a novel about an esteemed man who is confronted with all that he has tried to hide of his past when a registered sex-offender moves into his neighborhood.

Available on Kindle and nook for only $2.99
http://amzn.to/PIOUS4kindle and/or http://bit.ly/PIOUS4nook

Also in paperback. Details at http://piousbook.com


Dennis Sharpe (Witlesslackey) | 19 comments Liz wrote: "My name is Liz and I'm an avid romance fiction reader and blogger. I currently run two blogs: one is a promotional blog and the other is a review blog.

Promo - http://coffeeandromance.blogspot.com..."



I'm a coffee fanatic... and I don't mean a little bit eaither... you are awesome. I write more paranormal and less romance, but I can always use a review if you'd like to give one. ;)


Dennis Sharpe (Witlesslackey) | 19 comments So the whole "introduce yourself" bit. My name is Dennis Sharpe. I have self-published my fourth book now. I have 28 other books that I've written and are currenly being revised or edited by my wonderful cadre of pros (who thankfully work for me in their off time, because they love me.)

I write Paranormal Fiction, Dark Urban Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Fiction, Poetry, and I'm working on a children's series at present because my daughter asked if I would write something for her.

I've posted all sorts of links on here in different places for my Facebook, Twitter, Blog, webpage, etc.

Look me up. :)


Ray Connor | 2 comments Hi, I'm Ray Connor and I wrote "The Interdimensional Dumpster" A fun, MG book. I look forward to interacting with all of you. Together, we can help advance our craft!


Carol Fears (goodreadscomcarolannfearsauthor) | 11 comments Hi to everyone!
My name is Carol Ann Fears (aka Ardwinna).
I published my first novel as an ebook on Amazon.com in February 2011.
My book is titled "Beloved Destiny" and is a historical romance set in Natchez, Mississippi in the 1830's.
I am currently working on another book, working title "Three Gold Coins" set in 14th century England in which a prince falls in love with a peasant girl. It is about 2/3 complete at this point.
I am so glad to be able to interact with other Indie authors and learn from all their collective experiences.


Holly Hood (HollyHood) | 2 comments Hey everyone! My name is Holly Hood, I love getting connecting with more indies. I have found out so many helpful things this way, and learned about lots of new authors. Feel free to add me, have a great day!


Maureen Mullis | 2 comments Hello everyone! It's nice to be here. I am an author with three e-books out. WHAT WOULD NANCY DO? is a cozy mystery about two friends who decide to try to solve a murder like their childhood heroine,you can find this book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other e-book retailers.

IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN is about a group of women who come together in a critical year in their lives, and learn that friends both old and new can carry you through no matter what is thrown at you, and that when things do not turn out the way you want they can turn out to be what you need. It too can be found on most e-book retailers.

FINDING NORMAL is my first romance novel. World famous actress/singer Cassidy Maguire decides to take a break from her hectic life and moves to a small town in the Colorado Mountains. When she meets town veterinarian Seth Walters there’s an immediate attraction. With two such different people and lifestyles can they make their relationship work, and can Cassidy find the normal life she seeks? Also available on most e-book retailers.

In addition, a variety of my short stories are also available free of charge on Smashwords. I hope you’ll take the time to check them out as well! http://bit.ly/ekLvHc


Robert Morrow (robertmorrow) I'm Robert Morrow, author of Ringing True. I am looking forward to learning about other's experiences outside the hallowed halls of the publishing industry.
Ringing True by Robert  Morrow


Tony Noland (TonyNoland) | 1 comments Hello, all. I'm Tony Noland, writer and blogger. I've been posting fiction on my blog for a while, and have collected them into an anthology. Now that I actually have a book of my own for sale at Amazon and Smashwords, I don't feel strange about joining in the discussions here in Indie Book Collective.


Duane Simolke (DuaneSimolke) | 6 comments My name is pronounced "Dwain Smoky."

I wrote The Acorn Stories, Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure, Holding Me Together, The Return of Innocence (with Toni Davis), and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. I also edited and co-wrote the spin-off The Acorn Gathering, donating that book's royalties to the American Cancer Society. I live in Lubbock, Texas. Three of my books have received StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Awards, and one received an AllBooks Reviewers Choice Award.

http://DuaneSimolke.Com


Paula  Phillips (ThePhantomParagrapher) | 3 comments Hi, my name is Paula and I run a book review website called The Phantom Paragrapher , I review almost everything but you can check out my review policy here http://thephantomparagrapher.blogspot... .
However, If you do have a book to be reviewed send me an email with a synopsis to paulazone@live.com and if it sounds like something I will enjoy, then we are in Business :)

Cheers, Paula


Lori (LoriDevoti) | 2 comments Hi, Marcia! I joined not too long ago too and have been lurking. :)
Lori

Marcia wrote: "Thanks for inviting me and I'm excited to be here.

Hello, everyone. My name is Marcia Colette and I write urban fantasy, YA, and paranormal romance. Last month, I released my first self-publis..."



Lori (LoriDevoti) | 2 comments Hmm, guess I could introduce myself now. I'm Lori Devoti. I put my first self-published work up almost a year ago. Now I have a couple of shorts and two full-length novels up, plus a short how to write dialogue piece.
I'm also an owner of the How to Write Shop at http://www.howtowriteshop.com Where we post articles on writing and have an indie author (not me) who does a regular column.
My fiction is mainly paranormal--romance, urban fantasy and YA. But I also have a couple of contemporary romances set in the Ozarks.


Joyce Mitchell | 48 comments Hi! I'm Joyce and just finished my first novel, "UNHEARD CRIES" about a southern country family that lived in turmoil without public awareness to their situation, and their cries for help that were never heard. I've written several short stories. Available at Amazon.com or on my website, rockstorebooks.com

Have a great day!!!


Jackie Chanel (jackiechanel) Hello Everyone,
I'm Jackie. I'm so horrible with these introductions lol. I've written 3 books and published the first one Untitled*. I'm new to the indie author thing but I'm excited!!! So happy to find others like me. You can also find me on twitter (@jackiechanel09) and facebook www.facebook.com/jackiechanel.
Look forward to chatting with you!
Untitled* by Jackie Chanel


Richard Sutton (RichardSutton) | 131 comments I'm Richard Sutton. I'm glad to see this Indie Group. Can't believe I never found it before. I've got two novels out, both are on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in print and Smashwords distributes the eBook formats. I'm also actively pitching a third novel right now and have one more in the wings. Still have to keep my day-job, though. Indie Publishing is not for sissies!


Jackie Chanel (jackiechanel) Richard wrote: "I'm Richard Sutton. I'm glad to see this Indie Group. Can't believe I never found it before. I've got two novels out, both are on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in print and Smashwords distributes the e..."

You are so correct. Indie Publishing is not for "sissies".


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