Antrobus Alert

Author David Antrobus
Police Artist Sketch of Author David Antrobus

Well, he did it. David Antrobus has managed to escape from the Indies Unlimited compound. Don’t worry, he won’t get far with those manacles on.

We’ve had a local police sketch artist do a drawing of our fugitive author, utilizing special proprietary law enforcement “age progression” software. This is what David should look like now that he’s been gone a week. If you see him, please let us know so that we may retrieve him. There was a recent Antrobus sighting in the Vancouver vicinity. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Meanwhile, if you need your weekly Antrobus fix, please feel free to peruse the unabridged Antrobus literary collection here. And do let us know if you see him. Our tasers are set to stun.

T.D. McKinnon Joins Indies Unlimited

Author T.D. McKinnon

We are pleased to announce that T.D. McKinnon has joined Indies Unlimited as a contributing author.

T.D. joined the British Parachute Regiment when he was just fifteen years old. After spending five years in the British army he worked at a number of occupations including high risk security: event and venue security, close personal protection, cash and gem escort and armed, rapid response for a national bank group. His close personal protection company was responsible for the safety of a member of the Spanish royal family in the late 80’s and was also part of the anti terrorist security team for President George Bush senior’s visit to Australia in 1992.

He trained in the martial arts for most of his life and achieved mastery in several forms he represented at national level, both in Scotland and Australia. He now lives in Tasmania with his wife, professional actor, singer, dancer and editor Zoë Lake. You know, except for all the particulars, this reminds me of my own life.

Hmmm… it feels like I’m leaving something out. Oh right—he’s also a prolific author in the genres of action/thriller, speculative fiction, memoir and historical fiction. Please welcome T.D. McKinnon to Indies Unlimited.

Congrats to Brianna Lee McKenzie

Today we’re pleased to announce Brianna Lee McKenzie as the winner of the Indies Unlimited weekly Flash Fiction competition.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Congratulations to Brianna, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Congrats to Brianna Lee McKenzie”

One-star Reviews of the Hundred Greatest Novels: 75-51

Happy Friday the 13th everybody, and in honor of this spooky date…okay, it has nothing to do with the spooky date.

Instead, we now resume our regularly scheduled programming to count down The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time by Daniel S. Burt, accompanied by real one-star reviews from real readers. Last week we went from #100 to 76, so today we’ll take it to halftime.

Just to reiterate, I am not doing this to make fun of the reviewers, and actually there are more than a few reviews here I agree with completely. My only point, cheerfully offered, is to remind us all as authors that reviews (at least in this social media world), are nothing more than one reader’s opinion. And for absolutely any book ever written, someone is going to be of the opinion that it sucks eggs. Continue reading “One-star Reviews of the Hundred Greatest Novels: 75-51”