Wanted: Guest Posts

Why should I do all the heavy lifting? You guys know stuff—share! Indies Unlimited is interested in featuring guest posts from authors on any of the following topics:

Top 10 lists (to do, not do, pet peeves, best giveaways, favorites in a specific genre, etc…)


Pro or con on sticking with one genre

Dealing with writer’s block

How to find a qualified editor/proofreader/beta reader, etc…

How to write a cover blurb

How to pitch your book to a publisher or agent

Things to look for and beware of in a publisher’s contract offer

Interesting ways to get publicity for your work

Use of foreshadowing

Essentials of writing in a specific genre (horror, suspense, mystery, adventure, fantasy, etc…)

Writing for children

Protecting your work

Writer’s Workshops (pro or con)

Your best day as a writer

Effective strategies for dealing with negative reviews

Of course, there is no money. However, you do get your picture and a bio and links to your sites and what-not to run in complement with the article, PLUS on your deathbed, you will receive total enlightenment. So you’ll have that going for you. If you are an author who would like to submit a guest post for any of these topics, or have another interesting topic you’d like to pitch, please see the contact page and e-mail me. Thanks!

Sneak Peek: Bonnie Rozanski’s “Come Out Tonight”

Today, we get a sneak peek of author Bonnie Rozanski’s novel, Come Out Tonight:

Henry Jackman, a pharmacist’s assistant working in a run-down drugstore in New York City, wakes up one morning to find his girl friend unconscious on his living room rug. Someone has attacked her. He calls an ambulance, and manages to get her to the hospital alive but comatose. There she progresses from coma to vegetative state, never quite becoming conscious… until the day Henry gives her Somnolux, a new-generation sleep aid.

Henry, an insomniac, has himself been taking Somnolux. He has been experiencing blackouts, something he doesn’t quite admit to, not even to himself. There is evidence he’s been doing some strange things in his sleep: women’s underwear turns up in his drawers; sexy women in his bed. Could Henry have attacked his girlfriend himself without any knowledge of the fact?

Come Out Tonight is available for Kindle from Amazon and for Nook from Barnes and Noble. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Bonnie Rozanski’s “Come Out Tonight””

Meet the Author: Pam Bainbridge-Cowan

Author Pam Bainbridge-Cowan

Pam describes her writing style as very informal and conversational. She is economical with words, using description to place her characters firmly in a setting or environment and to set the mood, but she uses dialogue to move the story forward. Pam says, “My writing is rather dark, with flashes of humor, sarcasm and irony. My characters are frequently from the fringe, rather than the mainstream of society, and tend to be Byronic, usually flawed and self-destructive.”

Pam says most of her stories and books are based on some true fact or story that intrigued her. “For instance, I once read a letter sent to a county office from an angry, older gentleman who had been pulled over for driving in the mountains, in icy conditions, without tire chains. They were also conducting a drunken driving sweep at the time. The breathalyzer had quit working so one of the officers took him into town to be tested, leaving his wife with their truck and RV at the side of the road in a snowstorm. He passed the test and was released and had to find a ride back. He later learned that because of the DUI arrest, even though he was not charged, he had to post a bond each time he took his commercial fishing ship into Canadian waters.” Yeah, I remember that. Bad night. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Pam Bainbridge-Cowan”

Retrospective of a Novice Writer – Yolanda Washington

Author Yolanda Washington

December is usually the time of the year for reflection. With that thought, came the realization that I had an anniversary of sorts last month. I owe myself a present. I missed it because I was driving myself nuts to “win” my first go at NaNoWriMo. And yes, I did “win.”

Many of you are published and can look back fondly on your time as a novice (I hope). For me, though, I’m still in the honeymoon stage of being a writer. You know, that first year when you love every aspect of the craft and the job. I haven’t become jaded, yet, and I hope I never do. I love what I do. This is the best job ever. Continue reading “Retrospective of a Novice Writer – Yolanda Washington”