Who’s That Indie Author? Glen Craney

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Author name
:  Glen Craney

Genre:  Historical Fiction and Mystery-Thrillers

Books: The Fire and the Light: A Novel of the Cathars; The Spider and the Stone: A Novel of Scotland’s Black Douglas; The Virgin of the Wind Rose: A Christopher Columbus Mystery-Thriller; The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army; The Lucifer Genome: A Conspiracy Thriller (with John Jeter)

     

  

Bio:  Glen is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and lawyer. He holds degrees from Indiana University School of Law and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He practiced trial law before joining the Washington, D.C. press corps to cover national politics and the Iran-contra trial. His books have taken readers to Occitania during the Albigensian Crusade, to the Scotland of Robert Bruce, to Portugal during the Age of Discovery, to the trenches of France during World War I, and to the American Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  I love to travel to and research the historical sites featured in my books.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Wearing two hats–creative artist and businessman–at the same time.

Favorite bookThose by Nigel Tranter, Sharon Key Penman, Gore Vidal

Contact Information:
Author Website:  glencraney.com
Facebook Author Page:  @GlenCraneyAuthor
Twitter: @glencraney
Blog:  historyintofiction.com

Awards/special recognition:

  • Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship Prize for Screenwriting
  • Chaucer Award First Place Category Fiction
    Foreword Reviews Book-of-the-Year Honorable Mention/Finalist (3 times)
  • Best New Fiction, National Indie Excellence Award
    indeBRAG Honoree (2 times)
  • Nautilus Silver Award Winner
  • IPPY Silver Award Winner
  • Eric Hoffer Finalist/Honorable Mention Winner
  • Da Vinci Eye Award Finalist

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Who’s That Indie Author? Eliot Parker

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Author name
:  Eliot Parker

Genre:  Mystery/Thriller

Books: Breakdown at Clear River, Making Arrangements, Fragile Brilliance, Code for Murder (to be released in September 2017 by Black Rose Press)

      

Bio:  Eliot currently teaches writing and literature at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia. He received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 2015 and was honored by the West Virginia Community College Association (WVCCA) for Outstanding Contributions to Community College Education. Eliot is also a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and his a certified online course reviewer for Quality Matters. Eliot also hosts the television show “Chapters” across the Armstrong Television Network, which profiles authors, editors, and publishers in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Click here to view episodes of the show on YouTube’s ArmstrongOneWire. Eliot is the proud pet-parent of two loving, and spoiled cats, Layla and Buddy, and enjoys sports, traveling, reading, and movies when he’s not writing.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Creating stories and characters

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Marketing

Favorite books:  all books by John Steinbeck, Pat Conroy, C.J. Box, and Lisa Scottoline. I love the non-fiction/history books written by David McCullough and Doug Brinkley as well.

Contact Information: eliotparker.com

Awards/special recognition:  Eliot’s latest novel, Fragile Brilliance, was a finalist for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize (part of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize) in Thriller Writing. In 2016, the National Literary Habitat Organization awarded Eliot with the Bronze Award for mystery/thriller writing. His short fiction has appeared in One Story Magazine, Apex Books, Evil Jester Press, and others. In October 2016, Eliot was awarded the Literary Merit Award from the West Virginia Library Association for his books and stories.


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Out with the flu – new post tomorrow!

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Hello!

I got slammed with the flu and have not been able to post.  But stay tuned for a new post tomorrow.  I’ll be back in the blogging world soon…

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…and next year I’ll get a flu shot even though I tend to faint when I get a shot!


Thank you for reading.  Here’s what’s coming up:

A new Who’s That Indie Author



A review of Calmer Secrets by Jennifer Kelland Perry
Great follow-up to Calmer Girls!


A review of The Seneca Scourge by Carrie Rubin
Wild and exciting medical thriller!

See  you soon!

 

Who’s That Indie Author? M.L. Ruscsak

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Author name:  M.L. Ruscsak

Genre:  Fantasy

Books:  The New Reign (Book 1: Of Lite and Darke)

Bio:  After a life changing medical event in 2011, Melisa started writing as a way not only communicate, but to put her thoughts and dreams in order. Not a year later, she would meet the man who would inspire her to not only continue to write, but to seek to publish her work. After a year of writing, the birth of Of Lite and Darke would begin to take hold. In early 2016, She would ready for print.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Sharing my stories with others

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Getting the word out about the book

Favorite bookThe Black Jewels by Anne Bishop

Contact Information – website: Of Lite and Darke


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Who’s That Indie Author? Teri Polen

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Author name:  Teri Polen

Genre:  Young Adult

BookSarah

Bio:  Teri Polen reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.  The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and anything Marvel-related are likely to cause fangirl delirium.  She lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband, sons, and black cat.  Sarah, a YA horror/thriller, is her first novel.  Visit her online at www.teripolen.com

Favorite thing about being a writer:  I have a couple of favorite things.  I love creating characters in my head, then see them become living, breathing people when I write – they’re real to me, anyway.  My characters are like my kids, so to know that a reader embraced them while reading their story and loved them as much as I do makes all the difficult writing days (when I’m pounding my head against the wall) worthwhile.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Absolutely promotion.  My book was published by an indie publisher and I’m fortunate they can provide some promo opportunities, but the majority is on me, so I’m always looking for ways to get the word out and connect with readers.

Favorite book:  That’s probably the hardest question I’ve ever been asked, because I love so many books – but I’ll have to name a couple.  As an adult who thought YA books were just for young adults, the Harry Potter series taught me otherwise and introduced me to another world (both Hogwarts and YA).  That series will forever be at the top of my list.  More recently, Victoria Schwab’s Shades of Magic series – exceptional world-building and characterization.  Her creativity astounds me and I’ve been lucky enough to meet her a few times.

Contact Information:
Website:  Books and Such
Facebook:  @TeriPolenAuthor
Twitter:  @TPolen6
Goodreads Author:  Teri Polen


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Who’s That Indie Author? Sojourner McConnell

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Author name:  Sojourner McConnell

Genre:  Fiction

BookThe Path of the Child

Bio:  Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Sojourner McConnell continued to live in Pleasant Grove while raising her three children. In 2000, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She thrived in Phoenix, finding creativity. Now she lives in Winchester, Kentucky with one of her daughters and three of her thirteen grandchildren. She has six grandchildren in Alabama and four in Michigan.

The Path of the Child is Sojourner’s first book. While writing her second book, The Shepherds of Donaldson Park, she was a contributor to the anthology, 31 Days of October.

Sojourner is currently working on two children’s books due out during the latter part of 2017.    

Favorite thing about being a writer: Freeing the characters that are busy sharing their story with me.

Biggest challenge as an indie author: Marketing and finding an audience are so difficult, but I continue to look for avenues to share my book and place it in the hands of new readers.

Favorite book:  That is so hard, as in writing I love reading different genres so I have quite a few favorites.  The Third Level by Jack Finney, A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux, and Jessica Lost her Wobble by J. Schlenker are three of the most loved books I have.

Contact Information:
WordPress Blog:  The Page Turner
Facebook: @SojournerMcConnell
Twitter: @ThePageTurner1
Goodreads Author: Soujourner McConnell


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Who’s That Indie Author? Marc D. Crepeaux

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Author name
:  Marc D. Crepeaux

Genre:  Crime, Poetry, Letters and Correspondence

Books: Modern Waste; Worked Stiff: Poetry and Prose for the Common; Letters Never Meant to be Read (collaborative)

Bio:  Marc D. Crepeaux is a curator, editor and writer for Letters Never Meant to be Read. Marc has also authored the gritty, Southern crime novel Modern Waste and the poetry collection Worked Stiff: Poetry and Prose for the Common. He is from Killawog, NY and spent much of his late-teens and early twenties in NYC where he acted like a maniac. He now works as an English teacher and a Captain in the Army Reserves, among other entrepreneurial endeavors, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing. Marc lives in a more calming environment with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, and two fish in Rome, GA.

Favorite thing about being a writer: I love the ability to work all the jobs and live all the lives I always wanted. I am sponge, a social chameleon with a loose moral code, and a hopeless romantic who often falls in love with the smallest of details. Writing gives me the outlet I need to satisfy all of my cravings.

Biggest challenge as an indie author: Marketing is the biggest challenge by far and a task that can lead any Indie author to the pits of despair. I stand by my work but struggle to get it in front of the right eyes.

Favorite book: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Contact Information:
Website:  marcdcrepeaux.com
Twitter:  @marcdcrepeaux
Amazon Author Page:  Marc D. Crepeaux


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