ALLi Members’ Showcase

Welcome to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)’s Member Showcase. Here is where ALLi tells the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies and events.

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24-Hour Story Writing Contest

Can you write a complete short story in a day? The brain's ability to perform creative tasks under time pressure is amazing. Here's an opportunity to put this to the test and produce a story on Saturday 4th June. The theme will be revealed just after midnight, and then you have ...
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New Linda Gillard Novel: The Trysting Tree

Award-winning author Linda Gillard has published her eagerly-awaited eighth novel, The Trysting Tree, and it's already collecting 5-star reviews. THE TRYSTING TREE A century of secrets. Four women live in the shadow of the Trysting Tree. All have something to hide. 1916 A man without a memory walks away from the battlefield, while a young woman ...
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New Children’s Book: As Real As It Gets

A young boy feels something monstrous growing inside him (like a cobra, a T Rex, a gas bubble), growing until it comes slithering, roaring, exploding out: “You’re not my real mother!” His mother reassures him: “I’m as real as it gets and I’m not giving up. I’m your mother in truth ...
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New Novel: Devon’s Blade

Devon's Blade by Ken McConnell is a gripping story of fighter pilots at war, told in the spirit of classic air combat yarns. Commander Devon Ardel is sent to a remote base on a backwater world to take over a struggling starfighter squadron. She soon realizes that her pilot’s simply lack the ...
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Kobo’s Interview with Rohan Quine at LBF 2016

As one of a series of author interviews filmed at the London Book Fair 2016 (and included in ALLi’s recent BEA Indie Author Fringe Online Conference 2016), the book retailing giant Kobo spoke with author Rohan Quine, skilfully snatching coherence from the jaws of incoherence and managing to record good ...
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Honorable Mention for “A Secret Muse”

A Secret Muse, book 1, written by Mandy Jackson-Beverly, won an honorable mention in the fiction section at the 2016 Paris Book Festival. This is Jackson-Beverly’s debut novel and the first in her urban fantasy series. She is also a blog writer for the Huffington Post and has featured interviews ...
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Ingram Posts Video Interview with Rohan Quine

As BEA begins, the leading book distributor globally, Ingram, has this week uploaded a video to its IngramSpark channel, in which Ingram’s Andy Bromley interviews author Rohan Quine. Recorded at Foyles in association with the Alliance of Independent Authors’ Fringe Festival in LBF Week last year, the interview covers topics ...
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New Guidebook: Self-Publishing For Academics

This book is for anyone who is considering self-publishing their academic writing. Its authors are Helen Kara (who has a cross-disciplinary PhD in social policy and management) and Nathan Ryder (who has a PhD in mathematics). Between them they have self-published several e-books for doctoral students, which you can find ...
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Unlikely Soldiers Book 2 (Secrets & Lies)

Deb McEwan's latest novel was published on Amazon, 13 May 2016. It’s the nineteen eighties. The decade of dodgy fashion and big hair. Forced apart by their Army Service, will separation during the Falklands War, the troubles in Northern Ireland and a posting to the British Army of the Rhine be the ...
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David Penny at Bristol CrimeFest 2016

ALLi member David Penny is appearing later this week at Bristol CrimeFest. This year he has helped to select the members of the Sunday morning panel The Indie Alternative. He is also giving a 20 minute presentation on Friday the 20th May on "Crime and Punishment from Prehistory to the ...
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New Novel: The Sin Eater

BOOK RELEASE The third instalment of the Thomas Berrington historical mysteries is released on Wednesday the 11th May via Amazon, and is available at a 25% discount until the end of May. Moorish Spain, 1484, and no-one is innocent. Thomas Berrington, emigre Englishman who has made the doomed city of Garnatah his home, ...
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Book Launch: Walter Brown and the Magician’s Hat

  Karen Inglis's latest illustrated page-turner, Walter Brown and the Magician’s Hat, for children's aged 7-9, is out today in print and as an ebook. Karen has been praised for producing books that engage the most reluctant of readers, and her latest offering, in which Walter Brown inherits a magician's hat with ...
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Literature Works Loves SF Fable “Lifeform Three”

Roz Morris's Bradbury-esque fable Lifeform Three continues to make waves in high places. This month she caught the eye of One Giant Read, a reading initiative set up by Literature Works and Plymouth University to celebrate the best in science fiction. Roz was featured in a lengthy interview on the ...
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New Ghost-writing Course from Roz Morris

Become a Ghost-writer - Learn how to write books for others, win projects and make money. Roz Morris has launched a professional online course for writers who hope to make the leap into ghost-writing. Before Roz ever sold a single book under her own byline, she'd already notched up sales of ...
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New Novel: Coast

Coast, by A Richard Malcolm, is a novel about four young adults on the threshold of their twenties and the day and a half they spend paddling Toronto’s shorelines after escaping a disastrous family reunion. The four paddlers are Alex, who comes from Canada’s West Coast, his twin sister Claire, ...
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New Flash Fiction Collection: Nanonovels

150 days. 150 stories. In five minutes. Nanonovels is a quirky collection of flash fictions inspired by the secretive French literary group, Oulipo. In 150 days and 150 stories, Jules Horne does battle against writer’s block, armed with only a clock, some books and a wild imagination. Ostriches, leeches, grammar, trolls, toenails and tiny ...
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