Introducing Indies Unlimited After Hours Features

You’re up late and you’ve already read all the great daily content on Indies Unlimited. What’s an insomniac to do? Watch another re-run of Seinfeld? Heaven forfend!

Indies Unlimited is here to help. Our new After Hours is a group of features that will run at 11:00 PM Pacific Time on the blog. If you’re not reading one, then write one up and submit it or, better yet, do both.


Story Time

Story Time is an opportunity for writers to showcase their short stories of 1200 words or less. Stories will run with author photo and link to the author’s blog or website. All stories must be appropriate for a PG-13 type audience.

Rhyme or Reason

Guests may submit poetry for this feature. Poems of all types up to 30 lines on any topic appropriate for a PG-13 audience will be considered.  These features will run with a photo of the author and a link to the author’s website or blog.

Airing of Grievances

This is a humor feature (up to 500 words) in which guests place a snarky or witty spin on something that bothers them, in the world of writing or the world at large. Feature will run with a picture of the author and a link to the author’s website or blog.

These features will run 2-3 times per week according to volume of submissions. See the submissions page for details.

Jasha Levi introduces 2nd Edition of The Last Exile

Author Jasha Levi



The original edition of The Last Exile came out in November 2009. The sequel, Requiem for a Country, (November 2011), covered my life from a more defined geopolitical prospective; it also included footnotes and annotation, making the work both an adventure story and a textbook about the history of the 20th Century.

The two works now complete my project of telling every pertinent detail and discussing every pertinent controversy surround-ing the Jews and non-Jews from Sarajevo post WWI to Italy in WWII, from Spain of yore to America today. Continue reading “Jasha Levi introduces 2nd Edition of The Last Exile

Pin the Phrase (Answers)

Everyone has gotten a chance to read articles by the IU staff, but how did you do at picking their writing out of a lineup?

We posted five lines from five books by five different authors on the Indies Unlimited staff and asked you to match the correct line with the correct author. If you haven’t had a chance to play, here is the link to the original article before you peek at the answers below the fold. You’re not peeking below the fold are you? I thought I felt a draft.

The authors are next to the lines from their own books. Congratulations to Krista Tibbs who not only correctly guessed which line came from which author, but also the books from which the lines came. So, either she’s read all these and has an eidetic memory, or she has major evil Google-fu skills. Either way, that’s hot!

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The Making of Bad Book (Part 1)

This is the story behind the story of the indie collaboration of the ages. It had to be told in three parts because it is just that epic. Also our video manipulation software is outdated. But mostly the first thing.

Brooks. Hise. Mader. Three indie legends who cast off the shackles of obscurity and through sheer force of will and inconceivable individual talent now stand to make personal fortunes in the tens of dollars.

You have questions and we have answers. There is probably no hope of matching those up though, so we wrote our own questions and answered them here. If these were not the questions you had, feel free to write your question out long-hand on the back of a $20 bill and send it to me. If these were your questions, I suggest you consider upping your medication.

Here are some excerpts of the good parts of some reviews of Bad Book on Amazon:

“So in short, Bad Book, is a fine book. Real fine. Pam Grier in the seventies fine. Buy it. Read it. Experience it.”

—Rich Meyer 5 star review on Amazon

“Don’t read it unless you expect to snort, roll your eyes, shake your head, grin, chuckle or guffaw. Try to stay serious. I dare you. ”

—Yvonne Hertzberger 5 star review on Amazon

“Brooks, Hise and Mader complement each other to a tee and bring to the table their individual brand of humour, satire, and whimsicality and seamlessly braid their talents into a masterpiece.”

—Cathy Speight 5 star review on Amazon

“So many classics to have a blast with. And each time it went from funny to hysterical. Just thinking about it makes me want to read Bad Book again.”

—Zachary Conklin 5 star review on Amazon

Resistance is futile. Bad Book is available for Kindle through Amazon UK and Amazon US. Buy your copy of Bad Book before it becomes mandatory reading. That will look better for you.