Who’s That Indie Author? 2018 Profiles

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or for your next great read, consider these indie authors and the books they have published. The indie and self-published market is loaded with talent and these authors are often busy working full-time and writing at night and on weekends. In addition, they face the time-consuming challenge of promoting their books in person, on their websites and on social media. So say hello to these hard-working writers, click on the links and pay them a visit – they will be glad to meet you!

2018 Indie Authors
(in order of appearance)


   

G.M. Barlean
mainstream fiction, suspense, cozy mystery, short fiction


 

   

Brysen Mann
psychological thrillers, mystery, suspense, science fiction


   

Annika Perry
contemporary fiction, short fiction


   

Diana Tarant Schmidt
speculative fiction


  

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


  

K.C. Tansley
young adult time travel mysteries


  

Geoffrey M. Cooper
medical thriller


  

Martha Miller
travel memoir


  

Janice Spina
children’s, middle-grade, 18+, mysteries, thrillers, paranorm


  

Michelle Burke and Lilamani de Silva
nonfiction – motivational, self help


  

N.A. Granger
cozy mystery


  

Janice J. Richardson
nonfiction, fiction (mystery)


  

David Liscio
crime fiction


  

Michelle Scott
supernatural thriller and romance


  

Gigi Sedlmayer
children’s fiction


  

Alethea Kehas
fantasy and memoir


  

Robbie Cheadle
children’s fiction, poetry and supernatural/horror for adults


  

Karen Hugg
literary mystery


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What’s That Book? The Bone Wall by D. Wallace Peach

Whats That Book

The Bone Wall

Title: The Bone Wall

Author: D. Wallace Peach

Genre: Sci-fi; post-apocalyptic

Rating: 5 stars

What’s it about?  The Bone Wall is a story set in a broken world of the future, with desolate landscapes, fouled water and pockets of what remains of civilization. Fear, old myths, and hostility separate them. The remnants of the old world are domed cities, protected from outsiders by power shields. After centuries of use, they begin to fail. Outside the domes are tribes whose social order is enforced via force and brutality, plus the magic of the “Touched”, who are members of the various tribes with physical deformities but magical powers.

Heaven is one such domed city, and with the failure of its shield, the city is defenseless to the tribes encircling it. What happens when Heaven is invaded by outsiders is told through the eyes of twin sisters, Rimma, strong-willed twin and vengeful, and Angel, gentle-hearted and peaceful.

I am not normally drawn to post-apocalyptic novels, but the author has created such a detailed and fascinating world with such beautifully crafted, very real, characters, I could hardly put it down. There is a very subtle undercurrent to this story of our own world issues, which lends authenticity and a sense of realism. A dark novel, but one with hope, endlessly fascinating.

How did you hear about it? Fellow bloggers’ reviews and comments

Closing comment: Even if it’s not your usual genre, you’ll enjoy the read.

Contributor:  N.A. Granger
Author of:
Death in a Red Canvas Chair
Death in a Dacron Sail

You can find N.A. Granger and information about her Rhe Brewster mystery series, at SaylingAway, Facebook and Amazon.

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Death in a Dacron Sail by N. A. Granger

Death in a Dacron Sail cover
Death in a Dacron Sail
A Rhe Brewster Mystery

by
N. A. Granger

Rating:
4 book marks

When Peter Barnes finds a small finger caught in his lobster trap, Rhe Brewster is on the scene, just a short step behind her brother-in-law, Sam, Pequod’s Chief of Police. She isn’t just nosing around. She carries a badge as a special consultant to the Pequod force. Rhe has a knack for investigating and Sam knows he’s going to need his ace sleuth on the job.

It doesn’t take Rhe long to discover that the finger belongs to a young girl who’s gone missing. Some additional digging turns up two more unsolved cases and Rhe immediately senses a connection. And a fourth case, the unsolved disappearance of Rhe’s best friend nearly twenty years before, makes this investigation personal.

Death in a Dacron Sail is the second book in the Rhe Brewster Mystery series. It’s a fun mystery, despite the sober subject of child kidnappings and abuse. Set in the fictional coastal town of Pequod, Maine, it’s full of New England color and Maine personality. There are lots of shady characters to challenge your own detective talents and there’s plenty of amusing banter between Rhe and Sam and the town regulars she meets up with during her investigation. Granger’s characters drink gallons of coffee and eat all kinds of delicious baked goods and stick-to-your ribs fare from the local eateries. I think I may have gained a couple pounds trying to keep up with them!

After reading and enjoying Granger’s first book, Death in a Red Canvas Chair, I can tell you that Rhe’s character is developing nicely into something solid. This time, she is three months pregnant and can only fuel up on decaf. But that doesn’t hold her back. True to character, she acts on instinct and finds herself in a variety of dangerous situations. And tension at home with her husband, Will, complicates matters as the two of them juggle work and family time with their young son, Jack.

I enjoyed reading this entertaining mystery for a number of reasons. Granger takes you up and down a variety of roads and the story’s ultimate conclusion has plenty of action and suspense. I love the Maine setting and think the characters are just right for the town of Pequod. References to actual places and features of Maine make the town seem real. And great characters, such as Ruthie from the police station, who knows everything about everyone and the very green Agent Bowers add a nice layer to the story.

Death in a Dacron Sail is a murder mystery, but don’t worry, it’s not too violent or gruesome, something I appreciate. Granger adds a little romance to keep things interesting and there’s a little bit of extra spice in there to raise your eyebrows. It all fits into a terrific town of characters and I can only imagine what kind of trouble Rhe will find herself in next!

I received an ARC to review Death in a Dacron Sail.

Also by N.A. Granger:  Death in a Red Canvas Chair

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What’s up next? A new Rhe Brewster Mystery!

Death in a Dacron Sail coverDeath in a Dacron Sail
a Rhe Brewster Mystery

by
N.A. Granger

Today I started reading Death in a Dacron Sail, by N.A. Granger. It’s the second book in the Rhe Brewster Mystery series and it is set to be released on March 2..

In this story, Rhe is called in on the discovery of a small finger, caught in a lobster trap. Rhe and her brother-in-law, Sam Brewster, who is Pequod’s Chief of Police, worry it could belong to a missing child and they get to work right away. A search points to three missing children in a span of three years, and a fourth, Deirdre Dunn, who went missing more than twenty-five years ago. Deirdre was Rhe’s best friend and the memory of this tragedy makes this case personal right away.

Rhe is a relentless fact-finder, so I’m sure she won’t rest until this mystery is solved. And this time, she’s pregnant, so she’ll have to juggle that with her job as an emergency room nurse and with her role as wife and as mother to seven-year-old Jack.

Granger’s story is off to a great start – I’m looking forward to following Rhe through her newest investigation!

About the author:

Noelle Granger
Noelle Granger

I found this interesting bio on Granger‘s Amazon page.

Noelle A. Granger grew up in Plymouth, MA, in a rambling, 125 year old house with a view of the sea. Summers were spent sailing and swimming and she was one of the first tour guides at Plimoth Plantation, a museum in Plymouth.

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and from Case Western Reserve University with a Ph.D. in anatomy. Following a career of research in developmental biology and teaching human anatomy to medical students and residents, the last 28 years of which were spent in the medical school of the University of North Carolina, she decided to try her hand at writing fiction.

Death in a Red Canvas Sail is her first book and features an emergency room nurse as the protagonist. The book is set in a coastal town in Maine, similar to Plymouth, and she has used her knowledge of such a small town, her experiences sailing along the Maine coast, and her medical background to enrich the story.

She has also had short stories, both fiction and non-fiction, published in Deep South Magazine, Sea Level Magazine, the Bella Online Literary Review, and Coastal Style Magazine. Her second novel in the Rhe Brewster mystery series, Death in a White Dacron Sail, was released in February 2015.

N.A. Granger lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with her husband Gene, a physician, and is the mother of two children.

Be sure to check out Granger’s blog, SaylingAway to see what else she has in the works!

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What’s up next? Six different things!

I don’t usually know what I’m going to read this far in advance. I often just pick things up on a whim, but February is going to be a little different. I’m excited to have a bunch of things lined up, but because I’m not a multitasker with reading, it’s got to be one thing at a time. So here’s what’s up, in the following order:

let me be frank with you

  • Let Me Be Frank With You, by Richard Ford. I was waiting for this e-book from the library for a long time, so I downloaded it right away when it became available. The only tricky thing about library e-books when there’s a waitlist is that you only get them for two weeks and you can’t renew. So I’m reading this first. I was attracted to its cover which shows what was left of the Seaside Heights, NJ roller coaster after Hurricane Sandy. Being a Jersey girl, I’ve spent a great many summers down the shore (that’s the Jersey way to say the shore). I haven’t read anything else by Richard Ford, and this book is the fourth of Ford’s popular Frank Bascombe fiction series. But I’m catching on pretty easily to this kind of cranky character!

Spit Hovering

  • Spirit Hovering, by Nancy Arbuthnot. In this collection of poetic meditations, Nancy Arbuthnot gives spiritual reflection to everyday moments. Arbuthnot is a writer, editor and Professor Emerita at the United States Naval Academy. One of her most recent publications is Deep Blue, a book of poems about growing up in a Navy family. I’m also looking forward to interviewing Nancy after I read Spirit Hovering.

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  • Death in a Dacron Sail, by N. A. Granger. This is the second book in the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series. You may remember my review of Death in a Red Canvas Chair, which was also written by my blogging friend, Noelle Granger. Check out her WordPress blog, SaylingAway.

the man who couldn't stop

  • The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, by David Adam. This is one of the nonfiction books I’ve wanted to read. David Adam has suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for twenty years and this book is his attempt to understand this condition. I also got this one at the library after being on the waitlist a long time and a lot of people are waiting for the book after me, so I won’t be able to renew!

A Sudden Light

  • A Sudden Light, by Garth Stein. This is my local book club’s selection for February. I loved The Art of Racing in the Rain, so I’m excited about reading this. I have a few weeks before we meet, so I think I’m in good shape.

Macbeth

  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. I just read Julius Caesar because one of my kids was reading it for school. Now another one of my kids is reading Macbeth for English class, so if I have time, I’m going to check it out. I think it’s fun to read what the kids are reading. It makes me feel like a student again.

Now all we need is a big snowstorm and a break from all our responsibilities!  It could happen…

What are you reading this month?

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Book Review Challenge

Rosie Amber, my blogging friend from across the ocean (rosieamber.wordpress.com), has invited me to take part in her Book Review Challenge. Rosie is the author of Talk of the Playground, a novel based on Rosie’s experiences as a playground parent in England and is available on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=talk+of+the+playground). Rosie posts book reviews, hosts author interviews, and provides writing resources on her blog. Be sure to visit her and see what she’s up to!

Here's the cover of Rosie Amber's book.
Here’s the cover of Rosie Amber’s book.

I have chosen to read and review Death in a Red Canvas Chair, by Noelle Granger. It’s the first of a mystery series, set in the coastal town of Pequod, Maine and is available on Amazon.com. (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Red-Canvas-Chair-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00DMCL2VE)

Here's what I'll be reading!
Here’s what I’ll be reading!

Here’s some information about Noelle Granger, taken from her author page on Amazon:

Noelle A. Granger grew up in Plymouth, MA, in a rambling, 125-year-old house with a view of the sea. Summers were spent sailing and swimming and she was one of the first tour guides at Plymouth Plantation.

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and from Case Western Reserve University with a Ph.D. in Anatomy. Following a career of research in developmental biology and teaching human anatomy to medical students and residents, including 28 years at the medical school of the University of North Carolina, she decided to try her hand at writing fiction.

Death in a Red Canvas Chair is her first book and features an emergency room nurse as her protagonist.

Her second novel in the Rhe Brewster mystery series, Death in a White Dacron Sail, will be published in the summer of 2014.

Ms. Granger lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with her husband Gene, a physician, and is the mother of two children.

I received my copy from Noelle this week and I’m ready to go!

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