Vote for Book Trailer of the Week (June 16th)

Three different video book trailers were featured this week on Indies Unlimited. Now it is your turn to vote for the one you felt was best. No money—no prizes—all for the glory.

This week’s entrants are:

1. Climbing Maya by Ken La Salle

2. Casting Stones by Gina M. Barleau 

3. Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines by Carol Wyer


Vote for your favorite video book trailer featured this week on Indies Unlimited (6/16)

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Sneak Peek: Topaz and the Evil Wizard by Pat Frayne

Topaz and the Evil WizardToday we have a sneak peek from author Pat Frayne’s young adult fantasy book, Topaz and the Evil Wizard (Book 1 of the Tales of Topaz the Yellow Conjure Cat):

Magic and mystery await parents and young adults on this mystical journey. The peaceful Kingdom of Knownotten has fallen on dark times. Fairy and Elf children are disappearing and no one knows why. Topaz, the last Yellow Conjure Cat, is determined to find out what has happened to the children and put a stop to it. Joined by friends, Topaz encounters many trials on this journey. Child and parent alike will be able to relate to the difficulties these characters have to overcome in order to accomplish their objectives and yet remain true of heart.

Topaz and the Evil Wizard is available from, Barnes &, and Smashwords. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Topaz and the Evil Wizard by Pat Frayne”

Whose Truth will win?


This is the moment of truth. So let’s deal in truth. You have chosen to become an indie author. Not often do I listen to the rhetoric or the naysayers out there in the publishing world, but it is time to listen to them, because for them, it is the TRUTH … because only then can we DECIDE—and then DISPLAY, just who we are.

Let’s lay it all on the table today. The complaints we hear about indie authors and their work come from all corners. Continue reading “Whose Truth will win?”

Week 25 Flash Fiction Challenge: The Whale’s Tale

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Me? I enjoy being a whale. I know, some of the other cetaceans have a few issues. Every once in a while, some poor schlub decides to end it all and tosses himself up on a beach somewhere.

I’m more easy-going about it. To me, life is good. Water’s nice—all the krill you can eat. What’s to stress over?

I don’t usually do this tourist-boat schtick, but mating season started a little early for my friend Wally, and he asked me to cover for him.

It’s not exactly challenging. Man, these people are really easily impressed. I’m thinking maybe I’ll do something a little different than Wally’s usual routine. See that lady over there with the camera and the little white dog? Watch this…

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Week 25 Flash Fiction Challenge: The Whale’s Tale”