Cathy Speight Joins Indies Unlimited!

Reviewer Cathy Speight

I am very pleased to announce that respected book reviewer Cathy Speight will be joining Indies Unlimited as a contributor. Cathy is a skilled and experienced book reviewer who has appeared here on the blog several times. I encourage you to visit Cathy’s blog, Cath ‘n’ Kindle to see some of her great and insightful work.

Her periodic features will treat you to some of her wit and wisdom and keep you current on some of the great indie books available out there.

Cathy’s presence will add yet another dimension to IU as we continue to grow to meet the challenges and needs of the Indie community. She is a great fit for this motley crew and we are all very excited about having her on board. On behalf of Kat, JD and myself,  we extend a warm welcome to Cathy Speight and invite all of you to do the same.

Book Trailer: Kristina Jackson’s “The Fool’s Journey”

This is the video trailer for Kristina Jackson’s upcoming novel, The Fool’s Journey.

Can tarot cards really help a young woman whose life is not all it’s cracked up to be?

Moira is frustrated by her life and even more so because she just doesn’t know what to do about it. A spur-of-the-moment decision to attend a psychic fair to get a tarot reading changes all of that. The Tarot reading helps her realise and see exactly what she should do. Moira’s friends and family start to question her sanity when she consults pieces of card for guidance. When she decides to quit her job, sell her house and move away, they’re sure of it.

What do Tarot cards mean? Can they help her find out about herself and guide her to a happier future? What has an encounter with a poltergeist and a haunted chest got to do with Moira’s journey to find fulfilment?

Meet the Author: David Antrobus

Author David Antrobus

Author David Antrobus says that what sets his style apart is his flagrant disregard for any sense of decorum or discipline whatsoever. He says his writing is more Capote than Cormac—more Houellebecq than Hemingway. He also went on to say it is the  literary equivalent of Casablanca-meets-Spinal Tap. Knowing David as I do, I’d have to agree with that assessment. I’m just not sure what it means.

By way of example, when I ask David where he finds his inspiration, he says,  “Life, movies, (comic) books, music, the internet, the inside of fortune cookies… and by that, I mean the actual inside of fortune cookies and not the little scrap of paper with the fortune on it. Hey, don’t look at me like that; they’re very smooth and almost always a pleasing shade of brown.” They are, aren’t they? Continue reading “Meet the Author: David Antrobus”

Desperation: The Mother of Invention.

Yes, I do believe necessity IS the mother of invention. I don’t know who K. S. Brooks on Snow Shoesoriginally said that, and I’m too damned lazy to Google it. Huh, in fact, I’m so lazy that I just used “Google” as a verb. So there.

I have no intention of defending my laziness. Frankly, I’m proud of it. I use my energy solely for writing and marketing my books. My houseplants are wilting and my dinner is still in the freezer. But I put in a long day filled with paper cuts, taping my fingers together and filling in U.S. Customs paperwork so I could send out “Advance Review Copies” of my new book.

There’s that word: review. That all too elusive review – the one that should be written quickly and gladly by the person receiving your book for free. But it doesn’t go that way, does it? BE HONEST – you know it doesn’t. Even though they basically gave their word they’d review your book – what percentage of them actually do it?

Continue reading “Desperation: The Mother of Invention.”