Who’s That Indie Author? G. M. Barlean


Author name:  G. M. Barlean

Genre:  mainstream fiction, suspense, cozy mysteries, short stories

Books:  I have published 10 books, all are available on Amazon in digital, and many are also available in print.

  • Casting Stones, an historical, dramatic novel
  • Dead Blow, a suspense
  • Recipes for Revenge, a collection of short stories set up like a meal with four courses
  • Thorns of Rosewood, a cozy mystery, book 1
  • Flames of Rosewood, book 2
  • Bad Blood of Rosewood, book 3
  • Build a Writing Team, nonfiction self-help business
  • Moments of Clarity, a collection of memoir essays
  • Dark Works, a collection of short, scary stories
  • The Man With a Green Scarf, a short love story          

Bio:  G. M. Barlean is a Nebraska author with a Midwestern voice. Her books are generally set in Nebraska. She is a member of The Nebraska Writers Guild, and has provided a website to support indie authors’ book trailers. She has also run short story competitions for indie authors. Barlean is an avid reader, has been a professional photographer, and enjoys cooking, cats, friends and family, travel, and spending time with her husband at their lake house.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Writing allows me to flesh out topics of interest to me. I’m able to express ideas I do not necessarily support or deny, but of which I’m curious, through character interaction. I love the idea of communicating a larger idea for people to consider over time. I believe writing fiction can effect change and challenge ideas.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Sticking to some kind of schedule.

Favorite books:  I’ve read too many to say I have a favorite, but Dean Koontz wrote a couple of books, Wilderness and Innocence, a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed the idea he put forth. I love to read Stephen King in general. I’m a fan of short stories by Flannery O’Connor. And of course, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee never gets old.

Contact Information: email is ginabarlean@gmail.com.
website:  ginambarlean.wordpress.com
indie author support website:  indietrailers.wordpress.com

Awards/special recognition:  I am currently a BookWorks featured author of the week. I was honored to receive a positive review from Publishers Weekly for my book, Thorns of Rosewood.

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9 thoughts on “Who’s That Indie Author? G. M. Barlean

  1. Love Gina’s books. She has a witty, sharp writing style that pulls me in and makes me see her scenes in almost 3D splendor (or horror, at times since she has some gripping tales).

  2. I have read seven of Barlean’s books and have enjoyed every one of them. I’m so impressed with how prolific she’s been. We started out around the same time, and she took off like a lightening bolt. She even blurbed my newest book for me. She’s a true professional and a real asset to the indie world. Nice to see her featured here.

  3. I love reading about other Indie authors and seeing their writing and publishing accomplishments. Gina inspires me to keep on working on my next book of fiction. Great job, Gina, and thanks for introducing her here, Barbara.

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