We are very pleased to announce that Indies Unlimited has added the multi-talented Laurie Boris to the staff. She is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and former graphic designer with a long history of ignoring housework and pots on the stove to sneak in “just a few more pages” of her novels. She has had her short fiction published in small magazines and on the Web. Her first novel, The Joke’s on Me, was published through small press 4RV Publishing, LLC in 2011. Her second, Drawing Breath, will be self-published soon. A genre-bender and a lover of the character-driven story, Laurie plans to continue writing more tragicomic sagas, some darker than others. I expect she’ll draw plenty of inspiration from her experience here.
When not playing with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, reading, and helping aspiring novelists. She lives in New York’s lovely Hudson Valley with her very patient husband, Paul Blumstein, a commercial illustrator.
As my Dad used to tell me about recruiting quality staff, “If you can line up a clean shot, take the shot.”
We are happy to announce that KD Rush is joining the Indies Unlimited crew as a regular contributing author. He is currently working on several short stories as well as his debut novel, The Guild Inc., a supernatural thriller.
KD’ s monthly column, “The Learning Curve” will be all about his adventures in the pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming an author. Imagine that—a column for aspiring authors actually written by an aspiring author.
He is a South Carolina native, born and raised in a small town just south of Charlotte, NC. He is a husband, father, animal lover, motorcyclist, and avid reader. He also holds a bachelors degree in Information Technology.
We are pleased to announce that author Yvonne Hertzberger is joining the staff of Indies Unlimited as a regular contributing author.
Yvonne is a native of the Netherlands who immigrated to Canada. She calls herself a Jill-of-all-trades. That should come in handy around this joint.
Her many past paid jobs included banking, day care, residential care for challenged children, hairdressing, retail, and customer service. She enjoys gardening, singing, the theater, decorating and socializing with friends and family.
She is a graduate of The University of Waterloo, first with a B.A. in psychology, then and Hon. B.A. Sociology and stopped just shy of an M.A. in Sociology. Again, I see this coming in handy.
I don’t want to introduce myself by being trite or speaking in clichés. But in reading the previous introductory posts of my fellow writers here on Indies Unlimited one thing is very apparent: we’ve all pursued writing as a passion or maybe even as the great love of our lives. And in the case of Indies Unlimited, I feel as if I’ve been given a Golden Ticket, a la Willy Wonka. Thank you Stephen Hise for the generous opportunity.
For me, the knowledge that I was a writer was not as innate as some of my contemporaries. I did have passions, starting with my desire to be a professional ballet dancer. Realizing I wasn’t good enough to feed myself caused a stunning bipolar reaction: why not become an attorney instead? That didn’t work out either. Law school is grueling not to mention expensive and I was already supporting myself and soon to be married. Second passion down the drain. Continue reading “Following Your Passion”