Inknbeans and Indie Authors Help Homeless

Four up-and-coming designers from across the internet came together to raise funds and awareness for the homeless and at-risk population of Southern California. Proceeds benefit L.A. Mission, serving Southern California for 75 years. The book is available from Smashwords and Amazon. Here is the front cover: Continue reading “Inknbeans and Indie Authors Help Homeless”

Meet the Author: Vickie Johnstone

Author Vickie Johnstone

Author Vickie Johnstone  says she is not quite sure what sets her writing apart, except that when she does start writing, she writes very quickly. Bad news for slow readers I guess. “My poetry is like flash poetry – I write it without thinking really. . . I was walking home from the supermarket yesterday and I happened to look at the moon. It had this big, shadowy cloud passing across it like a scarf and it inspired a little haiku poem. . .”

Under a twilight moon

In the shadows she dances

With amorous guile

So, when Vickie writes something without thinking, she gets a pretty little poem. When I write something without thinking, I get a visit from the Secret Service. C’est la vie. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Vickie Johnstone”

Meet the Author: Helmy Kusuma

Author Helmy Kusuma

Author Helmy Kusuma has written two romance novellas, Mementoes of Mai and Cinta 3 Sisi (not in English). These works fall into the category of realistic fiction, faction, or as Alex Canton-Dutari says, “non-fiction fiction.”

Helmy says, “Based on the verbal and visual feedbacks (btw, visual being facebook and the likes) of those who had the pleasure (or not) of reading them, I wrote beautiful descriptive paragraphs which yanked people from their seat (or divan, or bunk…, or toilet, or wherever they had chosen to read) into the scene of my novellas.” Helmy says this explanation makes more sense if you just go to the links provided and click “buy.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Helmy Kusuma”

Meet the Author: Tony James Slater

Author Tony Slater

This interview is going to be a little different because author and adventurer Tony Slater is the kind of guy who colors outside the lines. I’m not the one who is going to tell him his TPS report has to have a cover sheet. I want you to get as much pure, unadulterated Tony as you can here; so I’ve simply put category labels for his answers. The rest is all him—and I will testify under oath to that effect if called to do so.

—Stephen Hise for Indies Unlimited.

Author Bio: Tony James Slater is a very, very strange man. He believes himself to be indestructible, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. He is often to be found making strange faces whilst pretending to be attacked by inanimate objects. And sometimes – not always, but often enough to be of concern – his testicles hang out of the holes in his trousers.

It is for this reason (amongst others) that he chooses to spend his life far from mainstream civilization, tackling ridiculous challenges and subjecting himself to constant danger. He gets hurt quite a lot. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Tony James Slater”