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One of the proven methods for improving your own writing is to read and study the craft of others. Each week In the Indies Unlimited Reading Room, we feature select titles from a few of our all-star staff. So check out these select titles by a few of the authors who are here providing advice and sharing their experience and wisdom with you.
Carol Wyer is an ex-teacher and linguist who used to tear around the streets of Casablanca on a VéloSoleX avoiding donkeys. Having spent the last 2 decades trying out kick boxing, scuba diving and flying helicopters she has calmed down a little and is writing a series of humorous novels which encourage others to age disgracefully. For more about Carol, go to her website or her Amazon author page.
Surfing in Stilettos by Carol Wyer
Amanda Wilson is all geared up for an exciting gap-year, travelling across Europe. She soon finds her plans thwarted when she is abandoned in France with only a cellarful of Chateau Plonk, a large, orange Space Hopper, and Old Ted, the dog, for company. Fate has intervened to turn Amanda’s life on its head.
John Barlow’s prize-winning fiction and non-fiction has been published by HarperCollins/William Morrow, and various others. He has also written for the Washington Post, Slate.com, Penthouse, Departures Magazine and The Big Issue, and is currently a feature writer for the award-winning food magazine Spain Gourmetour. He and his wife live in Spain. Learn more about John from his Amazon author page.
Whatever Happened to Jerry Pico by John Barlow
Meet Jack Storm PhD, disgraced ex-college professor and unlicensed PI. When Jerry Picco goes missing, Jack is called in to help. Picco is the world’s greatest ‘erotic actor’, and his disappearance has come at a difficult time for the diminutive porn star. He’s left a heap of debt, a career in nosedive, and a screen partner with plenty of reasons to want him gone. Jack has his own reasons for trying to find him. This is a romp of a noir from prize-winning author John Barlow.
Melissa Pearl is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her first Young Adult novel, Golden Blood, hit the internet in November, 2011. She loves learning about the craft of writing and endeavours to make each new book better than the last. For more on Melissa, visit her blog or her Amazon author page.
Pure Blood by Melissa Pearl
It is only a matter of time before Gemma’s parents find out she traveled through time to bring Harrison back into existence. The fear of being found out is a heavy weight on her shoulders, but she refuses to give up on everything she’s fought for. Her parents ultimate goal is to get that last necklace and open the box hidden in their safe. If they do, Gemma knows her entire world will unravel. As the danger mounts, Gemma must decide if she has the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the ones she loves and stop to her parents’ destructive plans.
Krista Tibbs studied neuroscience at MIT. She once had a job that involved transplanting pig cells into live human brains. She had another job that gave her clearance to the White House. Her books, The Neurology of Angels and Reflections and Tails, are mostly not about those things. Learn more about Krista from her blog, and her Amazon author page.
The Neurology of Angels by Krista Tibbs
The Neurology of Angels is a novel about the hearts inside the business and politics of drug development and the consequences of a choice between saving one child and treating thousands. Galen is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who loses everything to develop a cure for stroke. Eddy is a devoted father who enters politics on a mission to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Elizabeth is a pharmaceutical industry lawyer who is raising a daughter with a rare and fatal genetic illness. Their families become forever entwined as the three parents engage in a tug-of-war over a failing system of good intentions. In the wake, heroes are born.