Aron Joice is a published songwriter, and the author of The Lost Children of Managrail series. The Rising, book one of the Ya Fantasy is currently available in Ebook and print. Book two — Vanished, will be released in early 2013 along with her novella The Land of Beautiful. An adult historical fiction is also in the works. Aron is passionate about the arts and rescuing animals.
As with many writers, Aron says getting through the learning curve of all the social media platforms has been a challenge. “At first I read every Writer’s Digest available, bought books, studied everything I could find online and then mapped out a plan. I didn’t get Twitter, or why anyone would spend their time tweeting. Facebook was a challenge and still is for me. I found a few blogs that I believed to be relevant to my purpose and stayed true. I felt like I was in Platform College. On a one to one basis I like Linkedin, it is more give and take. I’ve made wonderful friends on Twitter and we support one another. FB is like a newspaper to me. I have to say Indies Unlimited has taught me more than I could ever imagine and has been a great guide.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Aron Joice”
Recently, our own K.S. Brooks was hosted by Ken La Salle on his podcast show, So Dream Something. During the fifty-minute interview, they discuss photography, living in the wilderness, writing, and an eclectic range of other topics. In the segment below, Kat talks about her own journey in moving between traditional and indie publishing and the differences she saw between those worlds:
K.S. Brooks talks about her experience in transitioning to indie
You can listen to the whole interview here:
So Dream Something episode 4
Melissa Bowersock is an eclectic writer who turns her hand to any story that inspires her, be it fantasy, action, romance, satire or biography, and has found success with many genres. Her romance novel, Remember Me, was chosen as a finalist in Foreword Magazine’s Best of the Year Awards for 2005, and her fantasy novel, The Blue Crystal, made the semi-finals in Amazon’s 2009 Breakthru Novel Award contest. More recently, the Military Writers Society of America awarded her book Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan a medal for biography at their book awards conference in 2012. The book was subsequently featured in a documentary on Wisconsin military history produced by WKOW-TV in Madison, titled Our Wisconsin: The Military History of America’s Dairyland. To date, Melissa has nine novels and the one non-fiction to her credit with, of course, more to come. She lives in a small desert community in southern Arizona. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Melissa Bowersock”
Lara Reznik, a native New Yorker, attended college at the University of New Mexico where she studied under esteemed authors Rudolfo Anaya and Tony Hillerman. She later attended a summer program through the Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop. Besides her recently published novel, The Girl From Long Guyland, which has garnered rave editorial reviews from such established institutions as Kirkus, Lara has written and optioned three screenplays, The M&M Boys, Bagels & Salsa, and Dance of Deception, which have received semifinalist and finalist wins in the Austin Heart of Film, Southwest Writers, TV Writer, Chesterfield and Writer’s Digest contests. She’s currently completing her new novel based on her screenplay, THE M&M BOYS, due out in September 2013.
Lara says her favorite part of the writing process is the first draft of the book, “… when the creative process is magical as the characters come alive for the author, and the plot takes on unimagined twists and turns.” She believes in good outlining, and she uses and recommends Scrivener. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Lara Reznik”