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.
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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