Saturday, December 15, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Silkworm (Kevin Land Patrick)


New Indie Book Release:
Silkworm - Kevin Land Patrick
Techno-Thriller (265 Pages - December 2018)

Silkworm is about Elle, the main protagonist, who is afflicted by stunning looks and an analytical mind that isolate her from social contact and stereotype her, she is wed to and passionate toward her country, job and sense of moral boundaries on how to combat terrorism.


About the Book

Silkworm (Kevin Land Patrick)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Manipulation for altruistic gain masks greed. Terrorists have committed the unthinkable, nuclear and conventional attacks on the world’s vulnerable infrastructure. A group so powerful that many of the events of the last half-century may be tied to them. Elle Hardwick isn’t the standard CIA operative and her means and methods aren’t conventional. She won’t stop in her hunt for them across the globe and ultimately into the White House.

1987, the “Tanker War” escalates in the Gulf as the Iran-Iraq War moves into its 7th year. Tankers and their escorts are attacked, crashing the world’s markets. Black Monday. 2010, the unexplained Flash Crisis nearly triggers a global recession. And two years ago, nuclear terrorism against America’s vulnerable water and electrical infrastructure triggers recession and massive loss of life. Now, an attack by a rogue North Korean artillery base decimates Seoul. All the attacks are traced to one organization, led by men who hide in plain sight.

As the attacks escalate, the world’s intelligence agencies are infiltrated, compromised. For Elle Hardwick, an CIA officer unconventional in every way, the solution is simple, assemble trusted team members and go dark from Langley before the group launches an attack that will push the world into economic ruin. Hours are all that Elle has as she hunts them across the globe and ultimately into the White House.




About the Author

Author Kevin Land Patrick
Author Kevin Land Patrick
Kevin Land Patrick is a prominent water attorney, highly requested international speaker on water law and water infrastructure, and an acclaimed author of several non-fiction works and three action-packed thrillers. As lead counsel on more than forty appellate cases, he has appeared before many state supreme courts, federal courts, and the US Supreme Court. Known for his meticulously thought-out and well-researched plots, Kevin’s novels — Threatened Waters, Unholy Alliances, and Silkworm — are fast-paced and gripping. His work has been praised in literary circles and exclusively receive 4 and 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads. Brian’s Book Blog listed his titles among the best in action-thrillers.

Growing up overseas as the son of a US Intelligence Officer, Kevin has a deep appreciation of different cultures and historical events that shape our world. When he isn’t reading or writing novels, he enjoys life as an avid Outdoorsman, Divemaster, fly-fisherman, chef, and wine connoisseur with a penchant for travel. He does his best writing in the Arizona desert and at home on his horse ranch outside of Aspen, Colorado, which he shares with his wife – an accomplished furniture designer and creator, his college-aged son, and a Goldendoodle named Jack Bowrrr.


Connect with Kevin Land Patrick via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Featured Indie Book: The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)


The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal / Suspense Thriller The Ghost Beside Us by Pete Nunweiler.

The Ghost Beside Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won’t let go until the last.

The Book has been self-published via As We See It and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 248 pages - November 2018.




About the Book

Everybody has secrets.

To keep his promise to his widower, Toby Miller is learning to live again without his wife who died in a car accident. Just as he began to settle into his Forever House in the mountains of Tennessee, the couple's dream house proved to be anything but settled.

Toby learns more about his gift when he sees entities in various places and he questions his own sanity. This is one gift he's not sure he wants.

Toby's lady friend, Alex is holding on to another secret that directly impacts Toby and their trust and relationship is tested.

Is Sara really back?

The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I read this book in less than 48 hours because I couldn't put it down. It is incredibly descriptive and it's very easy to place yourself in the scene. I love raw emotion, mystery, the paranormal and suspense, this book has it all. Read it...it won't disappoint. [...]" - Amazon


About the Author

Author Pete Nunweiler
Author Pete Nunweiler
Pete Nunweiler is an emerging multi-genre author whose talent includes motivational self-help, a memoir and fiction. He has the keen ability to capture emotion in his writing through relatable characters and experiences.

He’s able to do this successfully with more than fifteen years of leadership and leadership development, eighteen years of training experience and his core belief to try everything possible in life because you don’t know what you’re going to like.

Pete is originally from the village of Springville, NY, then Lititz, PA and currently resides in Indianapolis. He is married to his wife, Kris who is the co-author of How Much Water Do We Have: 5 Success Principles to Conquer any Challenge and Thrive in Times of Change.




Links to the Book

Connect with the Author via the Author's Website

Connect with the Author via on Facebook

Connect with the Author via on Twitter: @author_pete

Link to the Audio-book The Ghost Beside Us on Amazon

Link to the Paperback The Ghost Beside Us on Amazon

Link to the eBook The Ghost Beside Us on Amazon

The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)


Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science Fiction / Fantasy Novel Radioactive Evolution by Richard Hummel.

Radioactive Evolution is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world hundreds of years after nuclear war decimated the earth's population. It is a story about one man's quest which lead him on a wild adventure fraught with danger, intrigue, and discovery.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback - 492 pages - November 2018.


About the Book

The elite of society fled to cities created to float in the skies and oceans after nuclear war destroyed much of the planet, leaving humanity to die and fend off the many mutated creatures that roam its surface.

Jared Cartwright sets out to explore the wastelands nearly a decade after a brilliant scientist released nanotechnology across the globe, allowing man to survive the nuclear radiation permeating the air. He leaves the safety of his colony following a tragedy.

Unbeknownst to him, the tragedy was entirely preventable and those in power are to blame.

Jared uncovers the truth through a series of surprising events and finds himself in a quest to bring vengeance and justice to those deserving.

Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The story was amazing and it was so well constructed. I loved how the twists and turns took the story to new heights. The dialogues showed so much more about the characters and showed how vital each and every one of them was. I enjoyed the smooth flow of the story. The action was intense, and the emotions were too. I could feel what Jared was feeling. I could feel his fear, his energy and his own desire to fight on. Radioactive Evolution is a wonderful and very entertaining reading experience." - Rabia Tanveer

- "Richard Hummel has created a fantastical adventure that is so visceral it feels real, and overall I'd definitely recommend Radioactive Evolution to all readers of dark science fiction, post apocalyptic and dystopian worlds" - K.C. Finn

- "Radioactive Evolution features an exciting world, a plot that keeps moving, and a fun twist on the typical GameLit phenomenon. Overall, I thought it was an enjoyable romp in a Post-apocalyptic future. I'm already looking forward to seeing where Hummel goes from here!" - LitRPG Reviews

- "It is November, and I have read dozens of books this year. I hadn't come across one I'd call my favourite book of the year until I read Radioactive Evolution by Richard Hummel. It is an unusual mix of fantasy, dystopia, coming of age, adventure, and a little bit of (gentle) horror. I didn't expect to be drawn into this novel after reading the description, but once I started, I was hooked. I just couldn't put it down." - Kim Anisi


About the Author

Author Richard Hummel
Author Richard Hummel
Richard Hummel is a cybersecurity analyst by day, father of two (soon to be three) at night, and a writer in the wee hours of the morning and the smell of coffee is a lover's warm embrace. He started writing November 16th, 2017 and by some poetic fate, published his first novel on November 16th, 2018. It was a long road with a lot of ups and downs. He learned so much and gained many valuable friendships and acquaintances along the way.

How does an analyst and father randomly decide to become a writer? The answer is fairly simple, but to do that, there is some background to cover. Nearly a year and a half, almost two years ago, a new phenomena began to surface in America. Much of this was a result of Russian authors bringing a new genre of book to the North American market called LitRPG (Literary Role-Playing Game). As an avid gamer, Richard devoured a series called Play to Live by D. Rus. This was his first taste in this genre that combined his love of reading with his love of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). Though Rus was one of the first entrants to the scene, he was quickly followed by many others until American writers and authors started reading in the genre and quickly fell in love with their favorite past times. You see, as a career professional and father, reading and gaming often take a back seat due to the time sink. However, by combining these two, it makes it possible to experience the wonder of a fantasy or science fiction universe while at the same time feeling immersed in a video game.

For almost a year, Richard eagerly devoured any and every LitRPG book he could get his hands on. It wasn't long before Facebook groups, Discord servers, and various mailing lists popped up with specific focus on this genre. It was an opportunity for him to interact with other fans and authors. Soon world-building, game mechanics, and character ideas began forming. At first, he began sharing these in various groups or in author posts. At some point in early November he realized that there was enough material churning in the vast space of his mind, that he could put words to paper and build his own world. It didn't take long before he was enamored with writing and plugged away until Radioactive Evolution was born. The journey, a year in the making, culminated with the publishing of his debut novel which has hit #1 in half a dozen Amazon categories in its first ten days.




Links to the Book

Connect with the Author via the Author's Website

Connect with the Author via on Facebook

Connect with the Author via on Twitter: @RichardIHummel

Link to the Hardcover Radioactive Evolution on Amazon

Link to the Paperback Radioactive Evolution on Amazon

Link to the eBook Radioactive Evolution on Amazon

Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

New Indie Book Release: The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)


New Indie Book Release:
The Ghost Beside Us - Pete Nunweiler
Paranormal / Suspense Thriller (248 Pages - December 2018)

The Ghost Beside Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won’t let go until the last.

"I read this book in less than 48 hours because I couldn't put it down. It is incredibly descriptive and it's very easy to place yourself in the scene. I love raw emotion, mystery, the paranormal and suspense, this book has it all. Read it...it won't disappoint. [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Everybody has secrets.

To keep his promise to his widower, Toby Miller is learning to live again without his wife who died in a car accident. Just as he began to settle into his Forever House in the mountains of Tennessee, the couple's dream house proved to be anything but settled.

Toby learns more about his gift when he sees entities in various places and he questions his own sanity. This is one gift he's not sure he wants.

Toby's lady friend, Alex is holding on to another secret that directly impacts Toby and their trust and relationship is tested.

Is Sara really back?







About the Author

Author Pete Nunweiler
Author Pete Nunweiler
Pete Nunweiler is an emerging multi-genre author whose talent includes motivational self-help, a memoir and fiction. He has the keen ability to capture emotion in his writing through relatable characters and experiences.

He’s able to do this successfully with more than fifteen years of leadership and leadership development, eighteen years of training experience and his core belief to try everything possible in life because you don’t know what you’re going to like.

Pete is originally from the village of Springville, NY, then Lititz, PA and currently resides in Indianapolis. He is married to his wife, Kris who is the co-author of How Much Water Do We Have: 5 Success Principles to Conquer any Challenge and Thrive in Times of Change.



Connect with Pete Nunweiler via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Sunday, December 02, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)


New Indie Book Release:
Radioactive Evolution - Richard Hummel
Science Fiction / Fantasy (492 Pages - November 2018)

Radioactive Evolution is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world hundreds of years after nuclear war decimated the earth's population. It is a story about one man's quest which lead him on a wild adventure fraught with danger, intrigue, and discovery.


About the Book

Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)
Click to Read an Excerpt
The elite of society fled to cities created to float in the skies and oceans after nuclear war destroyed much of the planet, leaving humanity to die and fend off the many mutated creatures that roam its surface.

Jared Cartwright sets out to explore the wastelands nearly a decade after a brilliant scientist released nanotechnology across the globe, allowing man to survive the nuclear radiation permeating the air. He leaves the safety of his colony following a tragedy.

Unbeknownst to him, the tragedy was entirely preventable and those in power are to blame.

Jared uncovers the truth through a series of surprising events and finds himself in a quest to bring vengeance and justice to those deserving.




About the Author

Author Richard Hummel
Author Richard Hummel
Richard Hummel is a cybersecurity analyst by day, father of two (soon to be three) at night, and a writer in the wee hours of the morning and the smell of coffee is a lover's warm embrace. He started writing November 16th, 2017 and by some poetic fate, published his first novel on November 16th, 2018. It was a long road with a lot of ups and downs. He learned so much and gained many valuable friendships and acquaintances along the way.

How does an analyst and father randomly decide to become a writer? The answer is fairly simple, but to do that, there is some background to cover. Nearly a year and a half, almost two years ago, a new phenomena began to surface in America. Much of this was a result of Russian authors bringing a new genre of book to the North American market called LitRPG (Literary Role-Playing Game). As an avid gamer, Richard devoured a series called Play to Live by D. Rus. This was his first taste in this genre that combined his love of reading with his love of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). Though Rus was one of the first entrants to the scene, he was quickly followed by many others until American writers and authors started reading in the genre and quickly fell in love with their favorite past times. You see, as a career professional and father, reading and gaming often take a back seat due to the time sink. However, by combining these two, it makes it possible to experience the wonder of a fantasy or science fiction universe while at the same time feeling immersed in a video game.

For almost a year, Richard eagerly devoured any and every LitRPG book he could get his hands on. It wasn't long before Facebook groups, Discord servers, and various mailing lists popped up with specific focus on this genre. It was an opportunity for him to interact with other fans and authors. Soon world-building, game mechanics, and character ideas began forming. At first, he began sharing these in various groups or in author posts. At some point in early November he realized that there was enough material churning in the vast space of his mind, that he could put words to paper and build his own world. It didn't take long before he was enamored with writing and plugged away until Radioactive Evolution was born. The journey, a year in the making, culminated with the publishing of his debut novel which has hit #1 in half a dozen Amazon categories in its first ten days.


Connect with Richard Hummel via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)


Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: YA Fantasy Novel Cobasfang Justice Returns by David Walker.

Cobasfang Justice Returns is a fun filled adventure story that filled the author's son's dreams for years. It started like every evening with three questions. Present, past or future? The story revolves around a young boy and his adventures in a fantasy land, battling creatures and getting into trouble.

The Book has been published via Page Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 468 pages - July 2018.


About the Book

Cobasfang Justice Returns, is a new and exciting family adventure story that follows an impulsive young boy’s desperate journey through the treacherous realm of the Shadow Forest. In a noble quest to find the miraculous Blue Fire Rubies, Ty’s incredible journey quickly turned into a battle for his own survival and the future of his people.

This amazing adventure through the Shadow Forest will pit Ty against the most ferocious creatures that slither and creep in the dark shadows of fear. Outside of the safety of the protective barrier wall of razer bushes that surrounds his home, lurk mighty creatures that devour anyone that trespasses into their world. A haunting land filled with massive snakes, invisible spiders, giant monsters formed from stone, and insect creatures so hideous and evil that they ride on the backs of giant rats to surround and devour their prey. Deep within this formidable land and desperate for survival, Ty will form an alliance with the most unexpected team of creatures. A fierce, slithery, fifty-foot vipercon named Normack and Torg, a half-man half-reptilian Zintarian Guardian will join together to survive. Throughout this desperate journey, their constant taunting and never-ending teasing of each other, this ragtag trio will blast into the unexpected corners of the Shadow Forest until finally the desperation and the determination of Ty’s quest collide together. It would be at that moment that Ty will realize his destiny.

In the quiet of the night, as thoughts turn to anticipation, the dreams of the future will be determined by the actions of one… Ty will realize his destiny, the prophesized legend of “Cobasfang” rises again!

Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "It's a very interesting read of heroic fantasy in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E Howard & Rick Riordan" - Larry Kenton

- "This book is excellent for a family read, and funny." - Sheena L. Scott

- "[...] I enjoyed the adventure in this book, as well as the strength and determination of the characters. I also enjoyed the uniqueness of all the characters. There was suspense, what's coming next?!" - Julie W. (Amazon)


About the Author

Author David Walker
Author David Walker
David Walker has forged his story telling skills every night as his son lay down for a great night’s sleep.

Cut and honed by his son’s critical opinions, Cobasfang Justice Returns was one of the many stories that has gripped his imagination and allowed him to soar into the lands that time has never touched.

He has always enjoyed those very precious times, times to explore the never ending realms of fantasy and the times to delve into the lands of right and wrong and their unavoidable outcomes.





Links to the Book

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Link to the Paperback Cobasfang Justice Returns on Amazon

Link to the eBook Cobasfang Justice Returns on Amazon

Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Just Released: TOP 50 Best Indie Books - Readers' Choice - NOVEMBER 2018

Indie Author News
Indie Author News' Readers have voted for their Favorite Indie Books  NOVEMBER 2018.

Check Out the TOP 50 Indie Books (Click Here!) and vote now for the Best Indie Book!

There are many New Releases in the TOP 50 - Readers' Choice and the Books are from all kinds of fiction genres.

- Romance
- Adult Romance (18+)
- Coming-of-Age
- Science Fiction
- New Adult Romance
- Thriller
- Fantasy
- Young Adult
- Mystery
- Romantic Suspense
- Paranormal

You will find some of the finest Indie Books and you can read excerpts of all 50 Books.
Discover amazing Authors !

Click HERE for the TOP 50 Indie Books - Readers' Choice -


Thanks to all readers for the votes for your favorite Indie Book of the month of  NOVEMBER 2018. Please, vote now for the next month TOP Indie Books - Reader's Choice.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Kiran - The Warrior's Daughter (Ellen Stellar)


New Indie Book Release:
Kiran: The Warrior's Daughter - Ellen Stellar
YA Science-Fiction / Fantasy (371 Pages - August 2018)

Kiran: The Warrior's Daughter is a space opera romance by the ‘Fantasy writer of the year 2017’ that cannot be missed. Kiran’s story is a mixture of The Hunger Games with sparkling humor and a little bit of Sci-Fi.

"I highly recommend this Sci-Fi Romance tale about a young woman resisting to and challenging her ancestral traditions.[...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

Kiran - The Warrior's Daughter (Ellen Stellar)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Kiran, a flirtatious space cadet, is planning to become one of the most successful starship captains ever. Her life is all about organizing illicit races and gambling. After being kidnapped she is sent to her home planet. Later Kiran is forced to marry the mightiest warrior by the right of the strongest.

Many girls have dreamt, at least once of being, a princess, but being a princess of Eeristan, the khassarat of Aygor, is a big deal. This is not about fancy dresses, diamond tiaras and palaces. Eeristan is the land of men – the land of a strong patriarchal society where women have no rights at all.

She will never accept this.

Kiran will run away back to her freedom and lifestyle. Her restless soul won't abide either her cruel father or her potential husband. No matter how difficult it might be to confront the whole planet. They might be stronger physically but she is a cadet, after all, and cadets never surrender! Too bad that Eeristan might not survive the changes that she desires strongly.




Saturday, November 24, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Changing Masks (Nicholas Metelsky)


New Indie Book Release:
Changing Masks (Whirlwind) - Nicholas Metelsky
YA Science-Fiction / Fantasy (339 Pages - August 2018)

Changing Masks is inspired by iconic anime titles likes Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tokyo Ghoul, and Darker than Black. The Number 1 Sci-Fi adventure for young adults in Russia goes worldwide now. This series is the ultimate adventure of a lifetime, as the readers get to watch Shinji start from the bottom and work his way to the top.

"5 stars isn't enough! One of the better Sci-Fi novels of the year.[...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

Changing Masks (Nicholas Metelsky)
Click to Read an Excerpt
A bad-ass veteran fighter is transferred into the body of a child in the urban Tokyo of a parallel world, an epicenter of clan wars, a dangerous place where you have to watch your step, your back, and what you say.

A kid with the experiences, thoughts, and beliefs of an adult mercenary now goes by the name of Shinji. In a daylight, he pretends to be an ordinary student in a school, full of heirs of powerful clans and tries to figure out his studies and handle teenage relationships. At night, against the backdrop of a Tokyo teeming with shady goings-on, Shinji is a skillful agent who possesses neither weaknesses nor mercy.

He has his mind, strong beliefs, and will to fight for power, money, and respect in this new world. He will show everyone what he is made of and the criminal bosses will know and fear his mask. Still, the powers that be of this world are not willing to share their thrones with anyone and are prepared to spare no expense to get rid of this threat. While the deadly conflict is quickly escalating, Shinji has to carefully hide his personality under a mask, so as not to endanger his daily life, because he is not ready for an open conflict just yet… His road lays through shadows, his steps are silent, his moves are deadly.

As you know, rogues do it in the darkness, rogues do it from behind.



Friday, November 23, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Two Months and Three Days (Tatiana Vedenska)


New Indie Book Release:
Two Months and Three Days - Tatiana Vedenska
Contemporary Romance (357 Pages - August 2018)

Two Months and Three Days is a mixture of 50 Shades of Grey and a detective story. Deeply emotional, emphatic and steamy read with a spirited romance for adults. A brilliantly crafted love story that explores themes such as joy vs. happiness, belonging and identity, naivety vs. experience, family bonds and relationships.

"This is not your traditional romance book. It has very unusual and fascinating elements [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

Two Months and Three Days (Tatiana Vedenska)
Click to Read an Excerpt
As a 19-year-old, Arina, a student of the Veterinary Medicine University in Moscow and a vet clinic worker, wanders into Maxim’s photo exhibition, the only son of an oligarch and a photographer of expressive art, the air is immediately charged with sexual tension.

She is struck by the cruelty and violence that is erupting from his world. He is dazzled by her innocence, beauty and aloofness.

Maxim is a handsome, talented, sophisticated and rich man. Somehow, he cannot think of anything but her. He offers her a contract for the next two months and three days.

Therefore, somewhere in the grey zone between art and burning passion both Arina and Maxim start on a life changing romantic adventure by connecting Moscow, Berlin and London.

However, apart from the fancy art exhibitions, expensive restaurants and private jets she, step by step, uncovers Maxim’s dark and dangerous past and understands that everything comes at a high price. Moreover, all Arina and Maxim’s friends and both families insist on end their relations.



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Christmas With You (Heidi McLaughlin, L.P. Dover, Amy Briggs, Cindi Madsen, R.J. Prescott)


New Indie Book Release:
Christmas With You - Heidi McLaughlin, L.P. Dover, Amy Briggs, Cindi Madsen, R.J. Prescott
Contemporary / Holiday Romance (335 Pages - November 2018)

Christmas With You: Celebrate the holidays in small-town Friendship, Massachusetts, where a mysterious newcomer decides to play matchmaker for five lucky couples.


About the Book

Christmas With You (Heidi McLaughlin, L.P. Dover, Amy Briggs, Cindi Madsen, R.J. Prescott)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Snowflake Lane Inn, by L. P. Dover
The owner of a picturesque inn gets a holiday surprise when a well-known fashion designer comes to stay and redesigns his future.

Runaway Christmas Bride, by Cindi Madsen
Making a new life in Friendship certainly wasn't the plan, but the spirit of Christmas - along with the rugged local sheriff - leads to a change of heart for this runaway bride.

Christmas Lights, by Amy Briggs
A visitor to Friendship learns the true meaning of Christmas from a single dad and his young daughter.

Christmas Encounter, by R. J. Prescott
A famous Formula One driver finds all roads lead to Friendship -and love - this Christmas.

It's a Wonderful Holiday, by Heidi McLaughlin
A workaholic finds just the right Christmas magic to remind him about the most important thing in life: spending time with his wife and family.



Monday, November 19, 2018

Indie Author Interview: Mike H. Mizrahi


Indie Author Interview with Mike H. Mizrahi - Author of the Historical Fiction Novel The Unnamed Girl.

Mike H. Mizrahi's first historical novel, The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race, was published in 2017. His upcoming projects include a book of short stories entitled The Power of Yes, and a novella about the harshness of life in war-torn Congo entitled Kabirizi’s Revenge.

Interview with Mike H. Mizrahi

Author Mike H. Mizrahi
Author Mike H. Mizrahi
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Mike H. Mizrahi: I’ve been writing since I was a kid (a long, long time ago!). Songs, mostly, which I still do. I earned a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and magazine writer for a while, then turned my communications skills to corporate arena. Along the way, I toyed with the idea of writing fiction but never dove in. Five years ago I was smitten by the bug and haven’t stopped.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
Kristin Hannah: The Great Alone, The Nightingale; Lisa Wingate: Before We Were Yours; Rachel Joyce: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Charles Frazier: Cold Mountain; Marcus Zusak: The Book Thief; Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
After reading my first James Mitchner novel, The Source. Seeing my first bylined story printed in my high school newspaper sealed the deal.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I remember came as a reporter on a community chain of newspapers. It was about the drug Antabuse, a potent drug for alcoholics that produces unpleasant side effects when combined with alcohol. My wife and I were watching the evening TV newscast a few nights after my story appeared and saw an on-camera reporter filing his story based on my reporting. A badge of honor!

"I set time goals, not words per day goals."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
Early mornings are best for me. I start with a devotion time and hot coffee, and then transition to my desk. My writing buddy (my 15-year-old cat) quickly joins me in her fluffy desk bed by my keyboard. A bit of feline inspiration always helps. I set time goals, not words per day goals. My max is four hours a day. Any longer, and the Walter Mitty in me daydreams the scene(s) for the rest of the day and I lose track of the here and now. So…I try to keep my Mitty in check. Work-life balance is important for me. In the evening, I’ll take a pass at what I wrote that day and make some quick edits before turning the lights out. I also plan certain days off.

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
Actually, my office is in storage while we build our new home in Poulsbo, WA. We’re currently living in an 850-square-foot apartment on my best friend’s picturesque five-acre property. My desk is a built-in shelf in a small cubbyhole. My computer is surrounded by small mementos, organizers, and scattered papers. And, of course, Kiki’s (my cat) bed sits to my right side. A few feet away are several windows that offer spectacular views of the property and the Olympic Mountains beyond. Very cozy!

What do you find easiest about writing? What the hardest?