Friday, February 25, 2011

Seen this week on the indie writer scene

Comic book writers go indie too

I received a review request this week from independent comic writer Gerald Cooper of Invision Comics. I have a copy of the first issue of Genecy that I will be writing a review for soon. This was my first contact with a comic writer, and it exposed me to the website that describes itself as "the greatest selection of independent comics available anywhere."

Another traditionally published author goes indie

Diana Driver author of the Ninth Lord of the Night announced her new status as an independent writer this week at her blog. Ninth Lord of the Night is now available in print and for Kindle at Amazon. In her post New Beginnings as an Indie Author she said:

I think that being with a traditional publisher for the past few years conditioned me to both long waits and being kept in the dark about release dates. Being an Indie author with Amazon is a new experience and one I'm really relishing.

Welcome to the land of the free Diana!
About Ninth Lord of the Night
Think the Maya Gods are dead and buried?

Think again.

What if they’re only sleeping?

In less than eight hours, seventeen-year-old Zack goes from California, the land of fun and sun, to the third world nation of Guatemala, where his life is changed forever. He expects to be bored, not tangle with murderers and artifact smugglers. He wants to go home, instead he’s swept into the world of Mayan myths and legends – a world that is his to claim if he only has the courage.

Interview with T.C. Southwell tomorrow

My new favorite fantasy author T.C. Southwell has 21 novels on Smashwords now. Her prolific dedication to writing inspires me. In her interview tomorrow, you'll learn more about the challenges she faced as an author in South Africa and how independent publishing is now helping her reach a world audience.

Are you an indie writer with some news? Contact me and I might be able to mention you here.

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