Meet Karen Schechner from Kirkus Reviews

If you’ve been kicking at this indie thing for a while, you might be familiar with Kirkus Indie, an arm of Kirkus Reviews that offers a paid review service for indie authors. The prices can be steep, which has been a point of contention in the indie community. I had the opportunity to meet Karen … Continue reading “Meet Karen Schechner from Kirkus Reviews”

Book Brief: The Girl From Long Guyland

The Girl From Long Guyland by Lara Reznik Genre: Suspense/Contemporary Fiction Word count: 84,000 A timeless story of lust and youth, duplicity and deception. Laila Levin enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can’t quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere. When … Continue reading “Book Brief: The Girl From Long Guyland”

Book Brief: Matinicus—An Island Mystery

Matinicus—An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott Genre: Mystery 97,000 words Steeped in Maine island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist—Dr. Gil Hodges—who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a … Continue reading “Book Brief: Matinicus—An Island Mystery”

Indie Pitfalls

Last week, we focused on identifying and avoiding scams. That’s really just the beginning point. Outright scams are a little easier to avoid than many of the other pitfalls awaiting indies. While most of these other considerations are not necessarily categorized as predation, they can be calamities nonetheless. As you probably know, there is a … Continue reading “Indie Pitfalls”

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