Indie Published Authors

THE DEPOT: WHEN LIFE AND DEATH CROSS TRACKS by Carmen DeSousa

The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks) is a thirteen-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge by bestselling romantic-suspense author Carmen DeSousa. If you are looking for her full-length novels, please check out her Amazon author page. They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the ancient train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now. As he investigates a supposed suicide by train, he learns secrets of a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.   Praise for The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks from Amazon readers: “Carmen DeSousa knows how to spin a tale! I have found my newest favorite author! The Depot is an awesome short story but makes you feel like you ...

Author Interview: Dean F. Wilson

Thank for being here today, Dean! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. Thank you for having me, Ashley. I started writing “officially” when I was around 11, but had been doing bits and pieces before that. That was when I began a film script, which then turned into a novel, and then got abandoned for other writing projects. When I was around 13 I created the first draft of a novel called Protos Mythos: Dawn of the Dark Age, which earned me an award at Trinity College Dublin. That story eventually, through dozens of rewrites, became The Call of Agon, all these years later. As a bit of a perfectionist I found it difficult to accept the novel as being “done,” which made it hard to ship it off to agents and publishers. Eventually, as I res...

A River Moves Forward by Selena Haskins

“A River Moves Forward” synopsis: Connie Morris grows up in Chicago’s Cabrini Green projects, and suffers abuse from her father. When tragedy strikes the family, Connie is “virtually” the last survivor, and ends up homeless until an unexpected hobby leads to fortune and fame. At the peak of her career, someone from her past tries to destroy everything she has worked hard for. Connie could possibly lose it all, including herself. On the other side of Chicago is Dean Wilson, a cocky police officer whose marriage ends tragically. Soon he meets Connie and the two fall in love, but when they learn their paths have crossed before, it sends them on an emotional ride that could prove to be too much. What happened in their past could possibly ruin their future or make their ...

Author Interview: Shelli Johnson

Bio: Shelli Johnson has been writing for as long as she can remember. After receiving an undergraduate degree in journalism, she worked as a sports journalist at a major metropolitan newspaper (winning several awards for her reporting) then as a freelance editor for many years before finally following her passion and pursuing her MFA in fiction writing. Her award-winning novel, Small as a Mustard Seed, is available now as an ebook. WEBSITE:  www.shellijohnson.com BLOG:  www.shellijohnson.com/blog FACEBOOK:  Shelli Johnson TWITTER:  Shelli_Johnson GOODREADS:  Shelli Johnson GOOGLE+:  Shelli Johnson BOOK BLOGS:  Shelli Johnson Q: Welcome, Shelli! Thanks for being here today. What is your genre? Why did you choose it? SJ: Hi, Ashley! Thanks so much for having me on your blog. I write primaril...

Author Interview: Kellianne Sweeney

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with #TeaserTrain co-founder and author Kellianne Sweeney. Enjoy! Bio: Kellianne Sweeney was born in Columbus, Ohio but has also called New York, New Jersey, Washington, California, Texas, Virginia and Florida home.  She currently resides in Orlando, Florida where there are plenty of beaches, palm trees, sunshine and not the merest suggestion of snow.  Kellianne has spent most of her adult life as a teacher and has found this to be an important and rewarding channel for her energies. She has also had many stories in her head for as long as she can remember and is currently committed to sharing them. She firmly believes that imagination and creativity are what makes life three-dimensional. Website:  kelliannesweeney.webs.co...

Author Interview: Beth Elisa Harris

The interview series with members of my twitter community continues with #TeaserTrain author Beth Elisa Harris. Enjoy! Bio: There is a book “Linchpin” by Seth Godin that should be required reading for all humans. It talks about how we start life as creative artisans, all of us in our own way with our unique interests and abilities, only to have is sucked away by the antiquated systems of industry. We are brainwashed to be ‘workers’ – uncomplaining and compliant. The gifts and desires we possess snuffed out. I know, because it happened to me. I was born a writer. From the time I could speak, I drove my parents crazy with stories and imaginary friends. Once I could write and sustain trains of thought, I wrote my first full-length story about how Earth was actual...

Author Interview: Pamela Turner

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Pamela Turner. Enjoy! Bio: The Shadow aspect of the human condition fascinates me. A former Christian turned atheist, I find myself examining the dark side of human nature and what compels people to commit deeds we consider evil. My characters are often those who are obsessed with control or vengeance. Perhaps this is a response to my childhood and growing up with a controlling father. After all, isn’t writing a type of  therapy and an inexpensive one at that? But I digress. Early writing is almost always obviously emotive, drawing on the author’s lack of subtlety. But even then my themes were dark and foreshadowed what I would write today. Of course, like many authors, I’ve held different jobs: freelance magaz...

Author Interview: Deborah Batterman

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Deborah Batterman. Enjoy! Author Deborah Batterman Website: www.deborahbatterman.comTwitter: @DEBattermanFacebook: Fan PageBook Trailer: Shoes Hair Nails Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? DB: I write both fiction and essays. More than once over the years, I’ve come across the suggestion that we’re a storytelling species, and I really think it’s true. In a recent New York Times essay, The Art of Listening, the writer suggests that maybe instead of Homo sapiens we should be called Homo narrans, the storytelling person. A character in one of my stories says it outright — ‘Stories are what we live by’ —  a line I used as the title for my book trailer. All of whi...

Author Interview: Patty Wiseman

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Patty Wiseman. Happy reading! Website: www.pattywiseman.comTwitter: @PattyWG Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? PW: The genre is historical romantic fiction/suspense. I chose it because it is the genre I personally love to read, although this story has a special meaning for me. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? PW: An Unlikely Arrangement is my debut novel and I am published with Desert Coyote Productions, an independent publisher. I do have several short stories published with the online magazine Angie’s Diary. Q: Tell us more about AN UNLIKELY ARRANGEMENT! How did this story idea come about? PW: It is based on the true story of my grandmother&#...