Category Archives: Interviews

Reviewer IndieView with Liz Ellyn

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While it is fun when a book sucks you into the story in the first page, I don’t ever define my opinion based on such criteria. I realize that sometimes it isn’t until the second half of the book that I fall in love with a story. 

Liz Ellyn – 15 February 2016 Continue reading

IndieView with Brady Koch, author of Guns, Gods & Robots


I like my stories to go unexpected places and I need readers to be willing to go with me. I promise that any left turn will not be simply for the sake of a shock or surprise, but will wholly serve the story and perhaps give the reader a reason to re-read from a wholly different context.

Brady Koch – 8 February 2016 Continue reading

Reviewer IndieView with Susan Berry of Read Susan Berry

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Newspapers go digital, invest in blogs, and other ways to attract and keep readers. People will always read; it’s the process they use and their tastes (sometimes) that changes. 

Susan Berry – 4 February 2016 Continue reading

IndieView with Marv Volta, author of I Should Be Different

I Should Be Different

I’ll be in bed like “all those things I did are actually garbage, and they’ll multiply in my sleep if I don’t get up and correct them now.”

Marv Volta – 31 January 2016 Continue reading

IndieView with J.Q. Anderson, author of Intercepted

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You can’t write or create for other people because then their approval becomes everything and that is exhausting. I would love to know that my stories made others laugh or cry and that they’ve enjoyed them, but I write what is inside of me.

J.Q. Anderson – 28 January 2016 Continue reading

Reviewer IndieView with Diamante Lavendar

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It is seductive to a writer to pump the story out and have it received by the public. But it is extremely important to take the extra time to set the book aside and come back later to re-assess the manuscript before publication.

Diamante Lavendar- 25 January 2016 Continue reading

BookView with Rusty Blackwood, author of Willow’s Walk


When all is said and done, I look at this novel and smile, for I truly am proud of what it has become, and the riveting story it tells.

Rusty Blackwood – 21 January 2016 Continue reading

IndieView with Sarah Anne Shockley, author of The Pain Companion


I write from a very genuine place, and my writing is about things that I have experienced on a deep level for myself. I am less interested in whatever the next hot topic is, and more interested in what is showing up in my life right now, and how it might be useful to others.

Sarah Anne Shockley – 18 January 2016 Continue reading

IndieView with Marian Thorpe, author of Empire’s Daughter

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I spent about nine months re-submitting to agents and other presses, but after several versions of the same rejection letter – basically they all said “Beautifully written, not commercial enough”, I chose to self-publish.

Marian Thorpe – 14 January 2016 Continue reading

Reviewer IndieView with Amy Shannon of Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

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Reading doesn’t just provide the reader information, but the stories take the reader on a journey. I don’t think it’s a dying pastime, but the formats of reading (from paperback to digital) may change.

Amy Shannon – 11 January 2015 Continue reading