Arthur S. Hasley, Jr. Announces New Title

Author Arthur S. Hasley, Jr. is pleased to announce the release of his new paranormal noir short story, The Dreamreapers.

Geoffrey Manner has seen them. Flashers, most of them women, who appear right in public and end up haunting their victims. Where are they coming from and what are they after? They are dreamreapers, part of a cosmic occult organization, and Arthur Munfrey is called to investigate. Only he knows the score — but can he stop them in time?

The Dreamreapers was released on December 2, 2012 by Agency Publications and is currently available from and Amazon UK.

Words of Wisdom for the Younger Generation

As an author, I draw attention. This is usually a good thing, that’s what we want, right? Over the last couple of years, I’ve picked up what I would consider “writing groupies.” They see I’ve had some success, and hover over me like young hawks hoping I’ll provide them with enlightenment and the magical words they need to strike it big. Something irks me about this younger generation of writers: lack of discipline and professionalism.

I spent 20 years in the military. Yeah, if you don’t have discipline, they will shove it down your throat for you. What I see from young writers is laziness. You must work on your craft every day, rain or shine, responsibilities or not. If you are serious about writing, you must buckle down and make the time. Do the research, understand the principles of publishing, and don’t think you can rush a book into print. I may publish 2-3 books a year, but those books were probably written 1-2+ years ago. I research, write, let it marinate, edit/re-read, and make any research changes all before it even gets to my editor. This stuff takes time! You will not be a millionaire overnight. — I’m still waiting… Continue reading “Words of Wisdom for the Younger Generation”

Weekly Flash Fiction Poll

When last we left our flash fiction challenge, only part of the story was told. A handful of brave indies have stepped forward to finish the job.

The time has come once again for IU readers to choose the winner of the week in our  Flash Fiction Challenge.

You can check out this week’s entries here.  Vote for your fave and then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word that the vote is on.


Which author do you think penned the best flash fiction entry this week?

  • S P Mount (38%, 12 Votes)
  • Lynda Dickson (22%, 7 Votes)
  • Aron Joice (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Terveen Gill (9%, 3 Votes)
  • William C. Busch (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Mary Gonzales (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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Swag: It’s More than a Lamp from the Seventies

“Anyone know what book swag is? Anyone want to write a post about it?” asked Kat.

Behind the scenes at Indies Unlimited, while the Evil Mastermind is in his office plotting world domination (yes, he really does evilly mastermind), his co-conspirator, Kat Brooks, is out in the “bullpen,” rousing, encouraging, and whipping the minions into shape with promises of extra gruel “sometime in the distant future.” You older people (or young people who spend too much time watching old TV on cable) can imagine Kat as Mary Richards to Hise’s Lou Grant. Having had a thing for Mary Tyler Moore since the days when she was shacked up with Rob Petrie, how could I resist? (Only the ancient or trivia buff Rich Meyer will get that reference.)

Jumping up and down like Arnold Horshack I scream, “Ooh-ooh-oooooh! Mr. Kot …” Umm. Let’s try that again.

“Sure, I’ll do it, Mary, I mean Kat” Continue reading “Swag: It’s More than a Lamp from the Seventies”