Vinegar valentines – the worst card to receive on February 14

Vinegar valentines – the worst card to receive on February 14

The artwork and verse mocked some characteristic of the recipient. They were also widely used in Britain. These anonymous cards, illustrated with caricatures and snarky poetry, were a major phenomenon as the ability to communicate regardless of distance became more accessible. More than 150 years ago, Victorian ‘greeting card trolls’ were using the fledgling postal […]

Bookseller Q&A: Inga’s Original Choices

Bookseller Q&A: Inga’s Original Choices

Bookseller Q&A: Inga’s Original Choices And why? Ten years later I became sole owner of the business and in 2000 I had a chance to buy the entire an book inventory from a teacher. Inga Eubanks: “There have been several but the only one I can think of right now is selling an 1898 copy […]

Goodbye from the Vinyl Cafe: Stuart McLean 1948-2017

Goodbye from the Vinyl Cafe: Stuart McLean 1948-2017

Goodbye from the Vinyl Cafe: Stuart McLean 1948-2017 His journalistic efforts earned him an ACTRA award in 1979 for his work on a radio documentary exploring the Jonestown Massacre. The last instalment, Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page, was   published in 2015. He will be sorely missed. What a gift for storytelling McLean had. His […]

IndieView with Sharon Duerst, author of Mending Stone

IndieView with Sharon Duerst, author of Mending Stone

About the book What is the book about? I list coordinating chapter headings and work the words and details into each chapter. I’m currently focusing on revamping my website and writing short pieces to coordinate with Mending Stone. I submitted my work to numerous agents over the years, and I received good comments from a […]

IndieView with Nikita, author of Messed Up … By Choice

IndieView with Nikita, author of Messed Up … By Choice

Just think upon the purpose of writing and message you want to deliver. About Publishing Did you submit your work to Agents? Then I decided to string the stories together and give a novel shape. Then, whenever I sit down to write the book, I articulate the incident in proper format. Nikita – 19 January […]

IndieView with Elyon Zarall, author of Destiny

IndieView with Elyon Zarall, author of Destiny

Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? About the book What is the book about? About Publishing Did you submit your work to Agents? Elyon Zarall – 23 January 2017 The Back Flap A strong heroine, an Archangel , and the beginning of a plot that will […]

IndieView with Marie Wells Coutu, author of The Secret Heart

IndieView with Marie Wells Coutu, author of The Secret Heart

I try to include notes on my characters, settings, and desired mood in my outline so writing each scene is easier. It took me about five years to finish the first book. What came easily? I’ve been a writer all my life, writing for newspapers, magazines, government, and a nonprofit—always writing nonfiction except for playing […]

IndieView with David Kummer, author of Enden

IndieView with David Kummer, author of Enden

So nine months total. This book took about 6 months to write, and then another 3 to edit. And it is coming. It’s simple. Something has risen. I’m trying to get as many reviews as possible, and get an audience before it releases. My characters are all fake, although I’m sure they were influenced some […]

IndieView with Taya Okerlund, author of Hurricane Coltrane

IndieView with Taya Okerlund, author of Hurricane Coltrane

Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? We all did. I find this also to be true: if an author is too cavalier—too carelessly daring with the truth —I find myself feeling insulted. Hurricane Coltrane is a modern (and Mormon) take on Chaim Potok’s The Chosen. The […]

IndieView with Linda Anne Smith, author of Terrifying Freedom

IndieView with Linda Anne Smith, author of Terrifying Freedom

I rely on personal initiative, suggestions from family and friends, and the experiences of other authors that I tap into on the internet. We all know how important it is for writers to read. “Truth can be illusive, choices disconcerting; the promise of moral certitude, irresistible.” Terrifying Freedom is character-driven, historical fiction that portrays our […]

Allirea’s Realm: coffee and conversation with Imogen Rose

Allirea’s Realm: coffee and conversation with Imogen Rose

*Glances at Allirea’s crocs* I guess so. My crocs are quite comfortable, thankyouverymuch! So I kept going, and it eventually turned into a rather long tale that I decided to print out for her. How many hours a day do you write? Why have you NOT been writing? They have absolutely no filter. Invisibility cloak! […]