One of the joy of being an Indie Author, is discovering the works of fellow indies. These are books you are unlikely to find on the best-seller shelf at your local soulless mega-store. No. These ar…
One of the joy of being an Indie Author, is discovering the works of fellow indies. These are books you are unlikely to find on the best-seller shelf at your local soulless mega-store. No. These are exceptional works with literary merit, books that will make you feel, expose you to new worlds and make you look at the horizon rather than at your feet.
I’ve previously reviewed Dan Buri’s Pieces Like Pottery. While Catch the Moon, Mary is quote different on the surface – paranormal aspects, angels, focus of music – there is a certain resemblance in the underlying themes of redemption and the astute observations on the human condition. Just goes to show, that a good paranormal fantasy can go far beyond vampires and sword fights.
Here is the full review I posted on Amazon and Goodreads. It’s 5 Stars, if you haven’t guessed:
A unique tale of…
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Amazon Book Reviews I learned something incredibly important today; reviews on Amazon (and other book provider websites) are necessary to increase the success of an author. This applies to all auth…
This was a superb interview! Thank you Amanda Blount for asking all the right questions!
This week, as promised, Writer’s Wednesday explores the careers and writing paths of two different Australian author’s.
Wendy Waters, author of Catch the Moon, Mary, is not only a writer, she is also an award winning composer, lyricist, and librettist. Her latest work wonderfully combines both her love of music and writing.
AB: Thank you Ms. Waters for allowing us to interview you for this week’s segment of Writer’s Wednesday.I see that you have a vast musical background and you’ve spent time volunteering with musically gifted children. Did these experiences have an influence on your story? What other life experiences have led to the stories you write and/or enjoy reading?
WW: Thank you for acknowledging the music! Music is probably my religion and certainly my drug of choice. That a good bottle of red! Whenever I’ve needed calm and reassurance, a song or piece of music has had the…
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A two-for-one Wednesday! The second author we will present today is Wendy Waters. Ms. Waters is the creative writer behind Catch The Moon, Mary.
This tale of abuse, love, lost dreams, and redemption, will have the reader questioning the very values they hold so dear. Many people say they love others enough to kill for them, but is that really love or obsession?
Be ready for the roller coaster of emotions as you become invested in Mary’s future.
“Award winning author, singer and lyricist, Wendy Waters writes prose that soars with breath-taking beauty.
A magical story about a gifted, vulnerable girl who is both saved and damned by an angel who falls in love with her music and claims it in a devilish pact. With Mary in his thrall, he ruthlessly kills all those who threaten his grand plan to bring Mary to Carnegie Hall where her talent will be…
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Lovely Amanda Blount interviews Aussie authors Assaph Mehr and Wendy Waters!
This Wednesday, April 20th, I have the honor of interviewing two published authors from Australia.
Assaph Mehr, author of Murder In Absentia and Wendy Waters, author of Catch the Moon, Mary. Both authors have graciously offered their valuable time and experience answering a few questions about their path to creative writing and ultimately publishing their stories.
Each journey in writing is as different as the sands on the beach, yet many new writers never start because they fear their personal stories aren’t as perfect as the famous writers they know by heart. They fear they aren’t good enough, they aren’t interesting enough, they aren’t smart enough, rich enough, and so on. These fears paralyze their creative minds and they never publish one word. All the stories are locked away forever, never allowing anyone to see these new worlds and adventures.
My goal is not only to introduce wonderful authors to new fans, but I also…
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This Wednesday, April 20th, I have the honor of interviewing two published authors from Australia. Assaph Mehr, author of Murder In Absentia and Wendy Waters, author of Catch the Moon, Mary. Both a…
Jessica West, Independent Author & Freelance Editor
Today we feature Jessica West. Mrs. West has graciously allowed us to interview her for today’s segment, Writer’s Wednesday. She’s talented, witty, and has provided a wealth of information for new authors.
AB: Thank you Mrs. West for allowing us to interview you for this week’s segment of Writer’s Wednesday.
JW: Thanks for featuring me at your blog today. I’m happy to offer my perspective to people who are considering a career in self-publishing. I’m just getting started myself, so still very much in the learning phase. But I’ll share what I’ve learned so far
AB: Which book or written work has proved to be most successful?
JW: So far, my most successful work has been Sin Eater, an Urban (Paranormal) Fantasy serial I co-wrote with author P.K. Tyler. Marketing Sin Eater was my first real experience with advertising sites. Previously, I’d…
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Today we feature author and publisher, Lynn Michell. Check out our interview with her to learn about her latest novel and her indie press for women:
Fem: What is it like running a press? Are there any challenges?
Lynn Michell: I laughed at this first question, especially the “Any challenges?” I set up Linen Press with no experience of publishing, and I run it myself with help from one freelance colleague and two superb interns. It’s not a job, it’s a way of life. If it wasn’t, it would go under because the book trade is a tough place right now with competition from the Big Five conglomerates who put out their crowd pleasers in tens of thousands and with Amazon’s price slashing. What I do is right up the other end of the scale – working with new and innovative authors and publishing their writing in…
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