What if there was a week, or maybe a month, that focused entirely on the community coming together and supporting each other? While yes, we’re already a very supportive community, I mean something like this: we host giveaways, interviews, contests, webinars and how-tos, connect readers with reviewers, and other such fun things! Think of it as a digital event, right here, online.
But this would be a serious endeavor, and I can’t do it alone. I need help.
So this is me asking for YOUR help! If you’re interested in this event in any way shape or form (as a host, guest author, or just wanting to be in the know), please fill out this form:
This is all just an abstract idea right now, but I would really LOVE to throw this together.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
As a part of my launch event this past weekend, I interviewed and featured a handful of authors, all of whom represent different factions of the indie author community. One thing is universal among everyone I spoke with: we are a community. It is our job as indie authors to support one and other, because authors are not just authors…they’re readers too.
Indie authors get flack for not publishing traditionally. We all had our reasons though, and very rarely does it come down to our idea was rejected by agents. That’s not the case. We wanted to independently publish for a reason. Whether it was to get the story out there, having control of the process, or something else entirely.
I had the honor to meet a group of wonderful independent authors over the last week. You can meet them all below:
Eme’ is the author of Echoes of the Gidat andTetarul Parallel. We had a wonderful discussion about her novel and process, as well as self doubt and how that comes into play while writing.
Cody Blake Wilson
Cody is the author of The Awakening, the first in his series. We discussed his first novel as well as LGBTQ+ representation in media.
Rachel is the author of Illthdar: The Guardians of Las, the first book in an anticipated 10 book series! We talked about how she handles her wide array of cast, as well as diversity in writing.
Rachel Shaw is the author of Last Memoria. We spent time discussing her duology, as well as how biology and memory comes into play in her novel. In addition, we also discussed how to produce an audio book.
Lane is the author of the upcoming novel, The Delivery Co. We had a fantastic conversation about his experience as both an actor and writer, as well as his process. Unfortunately, technology got the best of us, crashing post interview and deleting the video.
That being said, you can still read about our discussion HERE.
Kaitlyn is the author of The Dark Irregular Trilogy. We spent time discuss her trilogy as well as her countless number of projects that she can handle all while in college!
Yet, with all these interviews, I didn’t just stop there. I featured a few other authors throughout my launch.
All of these authors combined gave away 10 books in total, reaching readers whom they might not have due to indie authors supporting one and other. And I am so glad to have spoken with all of them, since each of their stories sound unique and have made it to my “to-read” list.
Speaking with each of these authors has helped me find a new sense of community among indie authors. It’s why I am trying to start up a book club, and will continue to read and review books written by my peers.
So I implore you, please check out all these authors! They’re amazing!
And I will continue featuring and supporting them, and I hope you will as well!