Who’s That Indie Author? Gail Aldwin

Author Name: Gail Aldwin

Genre: Contemporary fiction

Books: This Much Huxley Knows, The String Games 

Brief bio: I am a British writer who has lived and worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Spain. As well as novels, short fiction and poetry, I co-write short plays and comedy sketches that are staged in my home county of Dorset. I love to appear at national and international literary festivals, including input at the Mani Lit Fest in Greece 2021.

What got you started as a writer? When I lived overseas, the letters and emails I sent home were the start of my journey to becoming a published author. When I ran out of anecdotes to share, I began making them up and developed the skills to write fiction.

What difficult experience has helped you as a writer? As a writer you need plenty of resilience. It’s a competitive field and to get published involves a lot of rejections. When I lived in Uganda, I volunteered at a refugee settlement for those fleeing conflict in South Sudan. I had such respect for the children and families who owned nothing but still found joy. My living conditions were tough with little piped water and a poor supply of electricity. I learnt how to toughen up from the refugees I worked with and I carry that experience with me today.

What advice would you give a new indie author hoping to publish a book? Seek beta readers to offer feedback on your work. Keep polishing your novel until it feels like you can recite every word.

What has been the biggest challenge for you during Covid? As the weekdays and the weekends merged during lockdown, I found it difficult to focus on writing. That’s when I joined Writers’ Hour with the London Writers’ Salon. Each weekday morning at 8am I joined a Zoom call which provided a kick start to get my writing going.

What are you reading right now? Tangled Lies by Karen E Osborne. It’s such a great book with standout characters.

Would you rather laugh or cry over a book? Laugh. It’s especially important to see the funny side during these Covid days.

Have you ever climbed a tree to read a book? No, but the young narrator in This Much Huxley Knows climbs trees and gets stuck at the top. Passing friends help to talk him down.

Have you ever dropped a book in the tub, in a pool or in the ocean? That is a criminal question. The worse thing I’ve ever done is to drop a book, see it catch the wind and chase it along the road.

Could you live in a tiny house? Oh yes! I love small spaces and used to spend hours sitting in the airing cupboard when I was a girl. To get into the mind of the young narrator in This Much Huxley Knows I recreated that experience to connect with the thoughts, worries, joys and preoccupations of a child and feed these into my novel.

What are the small things that make you happy? Sunlight turning leaves golden in autumn.

Website and social media links:
Twitter: @gailaldwin
Facebook: @gailaldwinwriter
Instagram: gailfaldwin
Blog: gailaldwin.com


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Who’s That Indie Author? Alice Benson

Author name:  Alice Benson

Genre:  Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Books:  A Year in Her Life (2019), Her Life is Showing (2014)

What’s your story and how did you become a writer? I’m a writer, a reader, a spouse, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, and a dog lover. I recently retired from a job in the human service field, but I have part-time work to help me make the transition. Spending time with family and friends is a constant priority. I also belong to a number of social action groups, focused on ending violence and promoting racial justice.

I’ve always loved to read. Some of my happiest childhood memories are days spent lying in the shade of a walnut tree with a bag of cherries and a book. I love words and I dreamed of writing something that other people would find meaningful.  I’ve written for the majority of my life, but mostly I wrote pieces of things: rough drafts of stories, half an essay, one act of a play, and small pieces of a novel. When my children grew to adults and moved away from home, I decided to get serious. I found a class and a teacher, and I took pieces I’d written and strung them together into the cohesive story I wanted to tell for my first novel. After that, I just kept writing.

How do you balance your work with other demands?  I’m not as disciplined as I could be. I do my best writing in the morning, so I try to get up early and write for an hour or two every morning before I jump into the day.

Name one of the happiest moments in your life:  Not to be a cliché, but giving birth to my three children was amazing. Receiving that first book contract from my publisher was a close second.

What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner?  I’m definitely a “pantser.” I don’t outline or plan ahead. I just start writing and see where it takes me. Often, I start with one idea in mind and end up in a completely different place, because the writing takes on a life of its own.  I once wrote a story about a stripper who gets bitten by a monkey. I started it as a light, humorous piece, but it changed into a darker, more intense story about sexual abuse and lost dreams.

Could you write in a café with people around?  I write in cafés fairly often. I have a writing group I get together with in a coffee shop twice a month. It’s great motivation to just write for two hours.

Have you ever written dialogue in a second language? If so, how did you do it?  I wish I knew another language well enough to write dialogue in it, but I don’t.

What’s your favorite book and what are you reading now?  I don’t have a favorite book, but I’ve been touched by the writing of Roxane Gay, Therese Mailhot, Celeste Ng, Barbara Kingsolver, Louise Erdrich, and Kathie Giorgio, among many others. I recently read Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid and loved it. I enjoy a variety of genres, and reading great writers inspires my writing to be better. At least, I hope so.

What’s your favorite way to read a book: hardcover, paperback, eReader?  Paperbacks are my favorite.

Do you think print books will always be around?  I believe we will always have print books. There’s nothing to take the place of the feeling of the pages.

Would you ever read a book on your phone?  I read on my phone now and then. It’s nice to have a book always available.

What’s your go-to device? iPhone, Android or something else?  I have an iPhone.

How long could you go without checking your phone?  I love movies and always turn off my phone, so I can go at least 2 hours.

Do you listen to audiobooks? If you do, what do you do while you’re listening?  I listen to audiobooks while walking my dogs. I’ve been able to increase the number of books I read in a year by listening to audiobooks.

Do you like using social media to promote yourself and your book? If so, what’s your favorite platform?  As many writers do, I find marketing and self-promotion challenging. I think Twitter is my favorite platform, because I’ve found so many supportive writers in the Twitter community.

Website and social media links:
Website: alicebensonauthor.com
Twitter: @Alice19Benson
Facebook: Author Alice Benson
Instagram: abenson59


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BC Mom’s Author Update: Pamela Wight announces publication of new children’s picture book, Molly Finds Her Purr

Welcome to Book Club Mom’s Author Update. Open to all authors who want to share news with readers.

Pamela S. Wight is here to announce the publication of her newest children’s picture book, Molly Finds Her Purr.


I’m so pleased to be invited here on Book Club Mom’s Author Update page.

I’m what I like to call a “multi-genre” writer. I publish books of fiction as well as children’s picture books. Additionally, I’m working on an anthology of my flash fiction, which is a combination of fiction and non-fiction. I don’t think we writers need to be pigeonholed into one category. The more, the better! After all, the biggest asset we writers have is our IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY.


I’m excited that my next illustrated children’s book – MOLLY FINDS HER PURR – will be published on October 15. I truly love the message in this book and am thrilled with the illustrations by Shelley Steinle, artist extraordinaire. Shelley is also the illustrator for my first children’s book, Birds of Paradise, and I believe we merge our two talents of writing and illustrating into joyful messages for boys and girls (of any age). We’re both proud that Birds of Paradise is a Finalist in the International Book Awards (Children’s Literature).

In our new illustrated children’s book, Molly the Cat is lonely. No matter how hard she tries to make friends with birds, they all fly away from her. Even other cats don’t seem to like her. Friendless, Molly has no purr. But a wisecracking squirrel opens Molly’s eyes to a world in which friendship comes in all sizes, shapes, and species. This sweet tale shines with illustrations filled with affectionate humor that follow Molly’s search for the universal need of acceptance and love.

Molly Finds Her Purr is available beginning now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as from the publisher, Borgo Publishing. Discounted price for my blogging friends through Borgo. Just mention in the comments section that you follow Pam at Roughwighting.net.


Pam’s books of fiction are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in softback or e-book. And please check out her weekly blog at Roughwighting!


Links for Pamela S. Wight

Website/Blog: www.roughwighting.net
Facebook: @roughwighting
LinkedIn:  Pamela Wight
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/12334429-pamela
Twitter: @pamelawight
Instagram: pam94920

Molly Finds Her Purr
Birds of Paradise
Twin Desires
The Right Wrong Man


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Who’s That Indie Author? Kathleen Jowitt

Author name: Kathleen Jowitt

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Books: Speak Its Name (2016); A Spoke In The Wheel (2018)

When did you begin your writing career? I started writing Speak Its Name in autumn 2007; it took me six years to produce a draft that I was happy with, another year to try and fail to interest agents and publishers, and a further six months to prepare the book for publication myself.

What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner? I used to think I was a “pantser,” but the more I write, the less comfortable I am not knowing where I’m going, or how the scene I’m currently writing fits into the plot. I discovered quite early on that I needed to know what would constitute a satisfactory ending, and to write in that general direction, but now I seem to know more of what’s going to go in the middle, as well.

What’s your working style – morning or late-night writer? For preference, late morning, after I’ve been out for a long walk. But I have a full-time job, so in practice I write in spare moments. My most productive time is my hour’s commute to work – on the way home again I’m often too tired to write much!

Do you work at a computer or write long-hand? Both! I write long-hand on the train, and then type it up in the evenings. I often find that the process of typing the work up results in the addition of another couple of hundred words along the way, as I remember things that I meant to put in.

What gets those words flowing, coffee or tea? I start with coffee, and then switch to tea after the first cup. A couple of squares of dark chocolate also help!

Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Long, complicated, and satisfying.

Favorite movie: The Titfield Thunderbolt – it’s an Ealing comedy about a group of villagers trying to save their railway line.

Favorite musician: Varies! At the moment I’m very into Rhiannon Giddens and Vienna Teng.

Social media links:
Facebook: @KathleenJowitt
Twitter: @KathleenJowitt
Instagram:  Kathleen Jowitt

Awards/special recognition: Speak Its Name was the first self-published novel ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious Betty Trask Prize, which is awarded to the best debut by an author under the age of 35.


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From the indie author archives – Fall 2015

I started Who’s That Indie Author nearly three years ago and, since then, I have posted profiles of nearly one hundred writers. That’s a lot of people to remember, so I thought it would be great to re-introduce these hard-working writers and give them the recognition they deserve. So let’s say hi to the next group!


Gwen Miller

Gwen MillerGenre:  Adoption/Addiction/Memoirs
BooksEchoes of Silence: Letters to a Drug Addicted Mother from the Woman Who Took Her Place ; Apples for Secrets: Former Child Abuse Victims Tell Their Stories for the First Time  (2016)
Favorite BookJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontё
Biggest Challenge:  Marketing & PR without a doubt

Contact Information: Visit Gwen Miller’s website and blog at GwenMiller.co. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


Heather Walsh

Heather WalshGenre:  Contemporary Fiction
BooksDented Cans and The Drake Equation
Favorite BookPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Biggest Challenge:  Attracting new readers as more and more novels are published every year!

Contact Information: Connect with Heather on Twitter and learn more about her books on Amazon and Goodreads.


Evan Asher

Evan AsherGenre:  Contemporary Romance
BooksThe Profiteer , Sweeter for the Pain, A Dangerous Tune by Evan Asher & Rosemary Carr, Untrusting Hearts by Evan Asher & Madison Hartt
Favorite BookThe Mothers by Vardis Fisher
Biggest Challenge:  Making time to write

Contact Information: Website: evanasher.weebly.com ; Twitter: @EvanAsher555 ; Goodreads Author


Susan Kotch

Susan KotchGenre:  Young Adult
BooksCasey of Cranberry Cove ; Casey Whitman, High Flyer (2016)
Favorite BookMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Biggest Challenge:  The marketing, for sure!

Contact Information:   Come visit me on Twitter @susankotch, or via my website, susankotch.com.


N.D. Richman

N.D. RichmanGenre:  Upper Middle Grade
BooksBrothers, Bullies and Bad Guys – First in the Boulton Quest Series; Sinners, Survivors and Saints – Second in the Boulton Quest Series
Favorite BookThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Biggest Challenge:  I can never find enough time to write.

Contact Information: ndrichman.com and Twitter.


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Who Are Those Indie Authors? Let’s meet them again! – 7/23/18


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Who’s That Indie Author? Annika Perry

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Author name:  Annika Perry

Genre:  Contemporary Fiction / Short Stories

Book:  The Storyteller Speaks

Bio:  Although writing has been a lifetime passion for Annika, her route to full-time writing has been circuitous. She formerly worked within journalism and the timber trade before severe illness followed by motherhood gave her an opportunity to pursue her dream. The Storyteller Speaks, a collection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry, is Annika’s debut book. She has also written a novel, Island Girl, which is in its final editing stages as well as two, as yet unpublished, books for younger children. Annika is an avid reader (a world without books is unimaginable to her), a keen gardener, walker and she enjoys travel (in spite of her well-documented fear of flying!)

Favorite thing about being a writer:  The very act of writing, of losing myself in the story and gradually letting itself unravel to me. It is pure magic when the characters almost come to life, speak to me and lead me along unexpected paths to surprise endings. Finally it is a richness to be able to share my work and know it reaches people’s hearts.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Never having enough time in a day! Whilst publishing my book I realised the writing element was the easy part! The time and work involved in self-publishing is immense, even with excellent support, and consumes the hours in the day. On top of this, my blog, promotion and publishing problems (I’m currently sorting out an issue with Amazon) eats into a day.

Favorite books:  Here are just a few! The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce; If This Is a Man by Primo Levi; An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan; Illusions by Richard Bach; The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein; All the Light We Cannot See by Alexander Doer; The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey; The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

Contact Information:
Blog: annikaperry.com
Twitter:  @AnnikaPerry68
Amazon: Annika Perry

Goodreads: Annika Perry 

Awards/special recognition:  First Prize in Writing Magazine Short Story competition in 2014; Short-listed in InkTears Short Story competition in 2015.


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Who’s That Indie Author? James J. Cudney

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Author name:  James J. Cudney (Jay)

Genre:  Adult / Contemporary Fiction, Family Drama, Mystery & Suspense

Books:  Watching Glass Shatter (2017), Father Figure (2018)

Bio:  James is my given name; most call me Jay. I grew up on Long Island and currently live in New York City. I’m an avid genealogist (discovered 2K family members going back about 250 years) and cook (I find it so hard to follow a recipe). I love to read; between Goodreads and my blog, I have over 500 book reviews which will give you a full flavor for my voice and style. On my blog, I started the 365 Daily Challenge, where I post a word each day that has some meaning to me, then converse with everyone about life. There is humor, tears, love, friendship, advice and bloopers. Lots of bloopers where I poke fun at myself all the time.

My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, is an emotional rollercoaster about a family full of secrets. When the patriarch dies in a car accident, his widow Olivia, and their five adult sons must learn how to re-connect, except all the secrets stand in the way. It’s full of humor and tears, but you will find a whole new family to love when you take this book on.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Being able to create characters and a plot that truly bring emotions to a reader, whether it’s tears, laughter, inspiration or fear. Knowing that I can share an idea that’s in my head, and seeing how it materializes for each distinct reader, brings me immense joy.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Convincing people to take a chance on reading your work when there are so many talented authors in the world. I try to build relationships rather than just ask someone to read my book; my available time becomes a challenge as building connections doesn’t happen overnight. I am committed to finding success by always being honest and sharing who I am, connecting with my readers as much as possible.

Favorite book:  It changes, but right now, Ken Follett’s Night Over Water

Contact Information:
Author Site:  jamesjcudney.com
Blog:  thisismytruthnow.com
Amazon Author Page:  James J. Cudney
Goodreads Author Page:  James J. Cudney

Awards/special recognition:  As an October 2017 debut author, I am just submitting my work for contests and awards. My book was written in for the Goodreads Debut Author Choice Awards by over a hundred people, which was heartwarming humbling. I hope to make a huge splash in 2018 as I begin marketing the first book, Watching Glass Shatter, and publish the second one, Father Figure.


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Friday Fiction – Launch – Chapter 2 Part 2

Today I’m sharing the second half of Chapter 2 of Launch, an unpublished book I wrote a few years ago. Two weeks ago, we met Cindy Clarke and got a look at her life. She’s in the middle of a launch from stay-at-home mother to the working world. Last week, we met her husband Ted and got to see how things look from his point of view. He has a big work crisis at Spring Technologies and it looks as though his top programmer, Anders, has skipped town before an important deadline.

I hope you will take a look to see what happens and if you want to start at the beginning, click on the links at the bottom of this post. We begin as Ted’s boss, Steve, catches Ted in the office before he has a chance to sneak out.

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Launch – Chapter 2 – Part 2

“Hey Steve!”  Ted smiled the broad smile that went with his greatest asset.  No need to show the boss that your department is crumbling.  “Just working hard, that’s all.  What’s up?”

“Well I just wanted to check in with you and make sure your team is all set for Monday.  How’s the demo going?  We want to make sure it’s all up and running for our meeting.”  Steven was an intense boss.  The kind of boss he’d had for his entire career.  Always asking how it was going, but never in a social way.  Always wanting to know just how long it would be before the next project would be finished.  It was part of the job, being accountable to your boss.  Ted accepted that and he usually met those deadlines on time.  It would be a small miracle if his team would be meeting Monday’s deadline.

“It’s all good, Steve.  The team’s working out a few glitches but we should be ready to go for the meeting.”  What a ridiculous lie!  Ted looked straight into Steve’s eyes when he said this, hoping to work some magic with his boss, hoping Steve wouldn’t detect the nervous twitch pulsing out of control under Ted’s eye.

Steve’s eyes drew into Ted’s face, in that way he had in looking for the true story underneath the spin.  His brows tightened in an intense focus.  “Well, can I see what you’ve got so far?  It would change the mood of my weekend if I could go home knowing what I’ll be showing Haskell and his group on Monday.”

Shit. Stay calm.  Think about how to answer.  “Let me talk to Wayne, see what he’s got for you to look at today.”

Steve’s focus didn’t let up.  “Where’s Anders?”

“I sent him out on an errand, to pick up the new Ethernet cables for next week.  He should be back late this afternoon.”  Ted hoped this quick lie would buy him time, but he worried.

“Hmm, well okay.  I’ll be here until 5:30, so send it up to me when you get it, okay Ted?”  Steve detected a problem.  He was certain something was up, but he wanted no part of it.  He wanted the demo and the less he knew about the problem the better.  It wasn’t up to him to solve the problems of the IT Department.  He’d joyfully shed himself of those worries when he’d been promoted to VP.  Let Ted sweat it out, whatever it was.  But Ted better damn well have a demo up in his office at 5:30, he was sure he made himself clear.

Ted and the IT team had an emergency meeting.  The department patched together a demo, but Ted knew it wasn’t what Steve wanted.  But maybe it was enough to buy him some time over the weekend.  They needed Anders.  Part of their program was missing and he was the key.  Ted couldn’t imagine why Anders had left, but he felt sure they were on their own.

“Here you go, Steve.”  Ted handed him a flash drive.  “It’s still a little rough, but it will give you an idea of what Haskell will see on Monday.”  Ted had groaned at the thought of working all weekend, but he knew he’d have his entire team, minus Anders, in the office for as long as it took, piecing together the parts that were hanging.

“Well, okay, thanks Ted.  I’ll look at it in a few minutes.”  Ted looked at the clock, hoping he could get out of there before Steve saw just how rough the demo was.  It wasn’t a tactic he liked, but he knew he was going to have to buy some time and he wasn’t going to get anywhere having to explain the situation to Steven Colby.  He had a feeling Steve didn’t want to know anyway.

Ted took a breath.  “Great!”  He didn’t know why he was saying great.  It was his instinct.  A small celebration for producing something for his boss, something he’d done countless times.  “I’ll have my team in here tomorrow, working out the kinks, Steve.”

“Okay, make sure you get Anders to run it a few times after everyone’s finished.  I want him to check it out thoroughly.  You know what they’re like over at Haskell.  We need to be sure it’s seamless.  They’re doing us a favor by coming here on Monday, so we’d better make sure everything works.”

“No problem, Steve.  I understand.  I’ll make sure it works.”

“I know where to find you if it doesn’t!”  Ted knew that Steve was only partly joking.  It was part of the corporate culture at Spring Technologies.  Even if it was outdated and cliché, the threat still held strong.

Thank you for reading.


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Launch – Chapter 1
Launch – Chapter 2 Part 1


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Who’s That Indie Author? Anne Leigh Parrish

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Author name:  Anne Leigh Parrish

Genre:  Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction

BooksWomen Within, a novel (Black Rose Writing, 2017); By the Wayside, stories (Unsolicited Press, 2017); What Is Found, What Is Lost, a novel (She Writes Press, 2014); Our Love Could Light The World, stories (She Writes Press, 2013); All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories (Press 53, 2011).

Bio:  Anne Leigh Parrish is an award-winning author, now also a poet. She lives in the South Sound region of Washington State with her husband of forty years. Aside from the evergreen forests all around her, her favorite places are the deserts of the American Southwest, and the Hawaiin Islands.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Creating beautiful worlds full of complex, courageous characters

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  I’d say getting the word out about my books and story publications.

Favorite booksThe Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich; Mendocino Fire by Elizabeth Tallent; Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively; The London Train by Tessa Hadley

Contact Informationanneleighparrish.com

Awards/special recognition:

  • Finalist in the short story category, 2017 International Book Awards, By the Wayside;
  • Best Fiction WINNER, 2017 Maxy Awards, Women Within;
  • Winner, Literary Fiction, 2015 Book of the Year Award, What Is Found, What Is Lost
  • Finalist in the literary fiction category, 2015 International Book Awards, What Is Found, What Is Lost
  • Finalist in the short story category, 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Our Love Could Light The World

For a complete list, please visit the “Awards” page of my website.


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Who’s That Indie Author? Linda Smolkin

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Author name:  Linda Smolkin

Genre:  Contemporary Fiction

BookAmong the Branded (May 2017)

Bio:  Linda Smolkin always wanted to be a writer—ever since she saw her first TV commercial and wondered how to pen those clever ads. She got her degree in journalism and became a copywriter. Linda landed a job at an ad agency, where she worked for several years before joining the nonprofit world. When not in front of the computer, she’s behind the drums (slightly) annoying her husband, son, and their 70-pound dog.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Letting my imagination go wild. Oh, and writing dialogue!

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Finding enough time to do everything. I have a full-time job, so all of the writing and business aspects of being an indie author have to be done on the side. But, meeting my goal of becoming a published novelist has been really great—except for the dark circles!

Favorite book:  So many wonderful books to choose from, but if I could only choose one, it would be: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Contact Information:
Twitter: @lindasmoklin
Website:  lindasmolkin.com
Goodreads Author:  Linda Smolkin
Among the Branded on Amazon

Awards/special recognition:  San Francisco Book Review rated Among the Branded 4.5 out of 5 stars, and in their review wrote, “This is a beautiful and fascinating novel that will keep readers hooked.”


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