Support for Indie Authors

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Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and learning as equals.

Founded in January 2015, this groups was initially designed as a way for me to support indie authors by reading their work and featuring them on my website. Since then it has evolved into a valuable resource and support system for authors who have or would like to self-publish.

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