Sneak Peek: Dancing in Heaven

Dancing_in_HeavenToday we have a sneak peek from author Christine Grote’s memoir, Dancing in Heaven.

Annie’s parents thought she was a perfectly normal child with bright eyes and a ready smile until she was about nine months old and not sitting up. They soon found out that Annie had been born with profound brain damage, and probably wouldn’t live more than eight years. “Take her home and love her,” the doctors said.

So that’s what they did.

For 51 years.

A testament to the intrinsic value of human life, Dancing in Heaven is the story of Annie’s life, death, and her significance in the lives of those who loved her.

Dancing in Heaven is available at, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and other major online retailers.

And now, an excerpt from Dancing in HeavenContinue reading “Sneak Peek: Dancing in Heaven”

Martin Crosbie Added to Staff of Indies Unlimited

We are pleased to announce the addition of the phenomenal Martin Crosbie to the crew of Indies Unlimited as a contributing author.

His first novel, My Temporary Life was downloaded 100,000 times in less than five months and appeared on several bestseller lists. His self-publishing journey has been mentioned in Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes Online Magazine, and Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. Learn more about Martin at his website or his Amazon author page.

Martin was born in the highlands of Scotland and currently makes his home on the west coast of Canada, just outside Vancouver. Please give him a warm Indies Unlimited welcome.

Lessons Learned About Screen Writing

OK, I blame my best friend, Jessica, for getting me hooked on the notion that I could write a screenplay. We were kids—high-schoolers, and we liked to write.

Fast forward over 20 years and here I am, still writing. Although I changed my goals from screenplays to novels and short stories, but the thought of seeing something I wrote on the big screen still hung in the back of my mind. So I decided to adapt a novel I’d published and give it a try. Continue reading “Lessons Learned About Screen Writing”

Getting the Most from Beta Readers

What is the biggest difference between a book produced by an Indie author and one produced via traditional publishing?

As a reader, I think the answer should be, “no difference.” At least not a difference I’d detect from reading the book unless it is something I’d perceive as a positive, like being in a favorite genre underserved by traditional publishing. Continue reading “Getting the Most from Beta Readers”