Who’s That Indie Author? N.A. Granger


Author name:  N.A. Granger (Noelle)

Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Books:  The Rhe Brewster Mystery Series: Death in a Mudflat; Death by Pumpkin; Death in a Dacron Sail; Death in a Red Canvas Chair


Bio:  N.A. GRANGER is a Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After forty years of research and teaching undergraduates and medical students, plus earning her EMT license, she decided to use her knowledge of human anatomy and emergency medicine in mystery writing. In addition to the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series, she has written for Coastal Living and Sea Level magazines and several times for the Bella Online Literary Review. Her latest mystery, Death in a Mudflat, was released in June of this year. You can find more of her writing and musings on her website: saylingaway.wordpress.com. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and a Maine coon cat who blogs, and she spends a portion of every summer in Maine, researching for her books and selling them, too.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Using my little gray cells! I’m a pantser – I just sit down and write – and one of the best parts of the day is going back and reading, sometimes with a “where-the-heck-did-that-come-from?” – what I’ve written that day.  A close second is having someone tell me they love my books!

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Marketing and publicity. I’ve done all the suggested tried and true things and also used publicity firms. I’m not sure they were worth the cost for the outcome. I think I’ll just pound the pavements, going to Indie bookstores and seeking readings on my own, and push the email, twitter and blogging. What’s unfortunate is that M&P are no fun!

Favorite books:  This is challenging. A sampling: books by P.D. James (one of my favorite mystery authors), Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth, Tolkien’s The Ring Trilogy, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Sarah Orne Jewell’s Country of the Pointed Firs.

Contact Information: Email: sailingawayng@gmail.com
Blog: saylingaway.wordpress.com
Twitter: @rhebrewster
Facebook: Noelle A. Granger
Amazon: N.A. Granger

Awards/special recognition:  Mmm. I won second place in the Bloggers Bash writing contest in 2017 – my first time winning anything…

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The many hats of an indie author

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Indie authors have to wear a lot of hats. Many authors have day jobs and family responsibilities. Writing happens in the early mornings or late at night. Then there’s editing, proofreading, formatting, choosing a publisher, a cover, and all the details that go along with these tasks. And next…there’s book promotion, getting reviews, tweeting, Facebooking, blogging, talking about your book nonstop, every day and doing it in a different way each time so that people notice. Online and in person. Here’s how you may react:

Wait…what? You mean, after everything else, now I have to actually market my book? But I’m busy writing my next one. I’m a writer, not a book promoter!

One way to get the word out is to be part of Who’s That Indie Author, a regular feature here at Book Club Mom. Many indie authors have already been introduced and you can be too! Email bvitelli2009@gmail.com for a template and instructions.

And in the meantime, meet these talented indie authors who are busy writing their next books!

M. Barlean –mainstream fiction, suspense, cozy mystery and short fiction

Brysen Mann – psychological thriller, mystery, suspense and science fiction

Annika Perry – contemporary fiction and short fiction

Diana Tarant Schmidt – speculative fiction

Connie Lacy – young adult, historical fiction,
magical realism and climate fiction

K.C. Tansley – young adult time travel mystery

Geoffrey M. Cooper – medical thriller

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When you’re looking for ways to promote your book…

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If you’re an indie author, you know that it’s up to you to get your name and book out there for people to see. That could be fun if you like marketing. But if you don’t or you’re busy, you may be looking for simple ways to spread the word.


Why not submit an author profile for Who’s That Indie Author?

Share your story, promote your book and get some recognition for the hard work you put into your writing!

Email bvitelli2009@gmail.com for an indie author template. Profiles are posted weekly and shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Check out these recent indie author profiles:

Who’s That Indie Author? G. M. Barlean
Who’s That Indie Author? Pablo Palazuelo
Who’s That Indie Author? Sandra Butler

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Who’s That Indie Author? Krystal Jane Ruin


Author name:  Krystal Jane Ruin

Genre:  Paranormal

Book:  No Rest for the Wicked

Bio:  Krystal Jane Ruin is the author of supernatural and paranormal fiction, living in the Tennessee Valley with a collection of swords and daggers. When she’s not hoarding stuffed pandas, hourglasses, and Hello Kitty replicas, she can be found drinking chai tea, knee deep in Sudoku, in a YouTube hole, or blogging about books, writing, and random things.

Favorite thing about being a writer:  Getting to live in strange worlds where anything can happen! There’s no adventure too dangerous or frightening to experience through a book.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Juggling projects I’m writing with projects I’m editing and preparing for publication.

Favorite booksThe Witching Hour by Anne Rice and The Forbidden Game Trilogy by L.J. Smith

Contact Information:
blog: The Narcissistic Rose at krystalsquared.net
website:  krystaljaneruin.net
Twitter:  @planetkrystal
Facebook:  @krystaljaneruin
YouTube: krystaljane

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Looking for Indie Authors for Who’s That Indie Author


Hey indie authors! Are you wondering how to get people to know about your books? If you have seen my Who’s That Indie Author profiles you will know that one of the greatest challenges independent authors have is promoting their books. Why not join the Who’s That Indie Author community?

Here’s the problem: Some writers are so busy writing their books or working at another job they have little time left for promotions. Others are overwhelmed by the opportunities social media offers. And some writers are just uncomfortable putting themselves out there.

Think about some of the great writers. Can you imagine J.D. Salinger tweeting about The Catcher in the Rye? Or Emily Dickinson posting a poem on Facebook? Cormac McCarthy has only granted one interview, ever and that was to Oprah Winfrey. (You can watch that interview here.) He says, “I don’t think it’s good for your head – if you spend a lot of time writing about a book, you probably shouldn’t be talking about it, you should be doing it.” But of course, he has other people promoting his books.

Whether you are uncomfortable with self-promotion or are too busy, Who’s That Indie Author is a great way to tell readers about your books.

If you would like Book Club Mom to post your profile, email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com and I’ll send you the template to complete.

Take a look at these indie author profiles:
Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Sep/Oct 2015
Who’s That Indie Author Recap: Nov/Dec 2015


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