Kindness Essay Contest

BioStories is having its first essay contest, and the topic is kindness. Nonfiction only, please, and 3000-word maximum.

From the website:

“We encourage writers to interpret the theme broadly and creatively. Whether focused on random acts of kindness committed by strangers or presenting intimate portraits of lives devoted to doing good deeds—large or small, isolated or habitual, purposeful or accidental–we seek essays that demonstrate the redemptive spirit of humans.”

Prizes:  First place, $250 plus publication.

Reading fee: $10.00

Deadline is January 15, 2014. For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

It’s Thanksgiving—Enough Already

Thanksgiving a time to be thankfulIt’s Thanksgiving this week here in the United States. I’m going to use this occasion to bring up something that has been eating at me a little bit lately. You could call this a bit of a rant, although I’m not much of a ranting type of person.

Please, can we all change our attitude a little bit? As I weave my way through the world of self-publishing and writing, I hear way too much complaining. Enough already! Continue reading “It’s Thanksgiving—Enough Already”

Mr. Pish is now an App!

You loved the books. Now your kids can enjoy the app for iPhone or iPad. That’s right, the app for Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm is now available in the Apple iStore. (App for Droid products is coming soon.)

This is the companion game to the bestselling book by award-winning author K. S. Brooks.

Learning with Mr. Pish is now even more fun and interactive than ever before. Quality graphics and a kid-friendly interface make this app intuitive and fun.

Using TinyTap’s Sound Board, reading, and question and answer pages, your child will be fully entertained and engaged in this adorable educational game.

Actual screenshot from the game – after getting a correct answer!

You can find out more about Mr. Pish and his campaign for outdoor learning and literacy on his website at

Stuff Your Kindle with New Releases!

The holidays are around the corner and what could be cooler than to give a new release? Okay, well, maybe a new car. But we’re talking budget-friendly, here. So, check out these new releases.

Tutorials & Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Volume II  by Indies Unlimited

Knowledge is power. Get help with your online presence. Whether you’re an author, newbie, or a pro, there’s something for you in this book!

Tutorials & Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Volume II is available through and Amazon UK.

South by Lance Charnes

In 2032, an ex-coyote and a fugitive FBI agent may change America – if they can survive the killer drones, crooked cops and drug cartels.

South is available through, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.


Fatal Reaction
by Belinda Frisch

Those trained to save lives might be the most skilled at taking them. Murder, mystery, and revenge set off a Fatal Reaction.

Fatal Reaction is available at, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.


The Lead Cloak by Erik Hanberg

By 2081, thanks to the Lattice, all privacy is gone. Your thoughts and your past are open books. Some love it. Others want to destroy it.

The Lead Cloak is available at, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.


No Way to Start a War by Britt Ringel

Continuing This Corner of the Universe, Heskan’s new destroyer joins the arrogant Commander Durmont’s fleet to stop the Hollaran invasion.

No Way to Start a War is available at, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.