Open Letter to Book Clubs: Reach Out to Indie Authors

bookclub1Recently I was contacted by a book club in a city halfway across the state, wondering if there was any possibility I might be able to visit as they were planning to read one of my books for their upcoming monthly meeting. They sweetened the pot by offering to pay for one night at a nice hotel, plus their meeting was going to be aboard a patio boat cruising a beautiful lake. Who could refuse? Continue reading “Open Letter to Book Clubs: Reach Out to Indie Authors”

Indie Reads – October 2015

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:

cargo by dv berkom 120x177Cargo by DV Berkom

“…another excellent, fast-paced, gripping and riveting adventure in Leine Basso’s life.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Cargo is available through

splintered souls 120x177Splintered Souls by Erica Lucke Dean

“…The plot moves fast, I had trouble putting the book down to sleep.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Splintered Souls is available through

refracted by nicole storey 120x177Refracted by Nicole Storey

“It was hard to put the book down and I found myself reading until my eyes wouldn’t focus any longer. The climax… holy …”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Refracted is available through

The Hydra 120x177The Hydra by Graham Stull

“The human aspects of the story made it more believable and kept me enthralled from page one until THE END.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

The Hydra is available on

what happens in reno 120x177What Happens in Reno by Mike Monson

“…what an incredible ending it was. What Happens in Reno should hit the mark for noir and crime fiction fans.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

What Happens in Reno is available at

Chapter titles…do we need them?

chapter headingsIsn’t it odd how you never particularly notice something that’s a fairly regular occurrence, then suddenly you start to pay special attention to it and even question its purpose? Chapter titles are one of those things.

A book I read recently was a mammoth editing disaster. (Unfortunate, because the writing was actually quite promising and the story not half bad.) But it’s when you’re stumbling over so many errors that you notice the tiniest thing. Continue reading “Chapter titles…do we need them?”