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Alliance Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #6

Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members' latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life — our #WriterWednesday (#WW) update.

TFT_jpeg_nobleedjoJoanne Phillips

The Family Trap Released on Valentine’s Day

The Family Trap – stand-alone sequel to my debut novel Can't Live Without – will be officially released tomorrow for Valentine's Day!

“There are moments in life that define you – moments from which entire futures are carved out, where you can practically see the universe split into two.”

Becoming a grandmother at thirty-eight may not be ideal, but Stella Hill can cope – just about – because in two weeks’ time she’s getting married to the love of her life. She’s waited over twenty years to finally get her man; Paul Smart is her destiny, her soul mate.

But when Stella finds out she’s pregnant – a pregnancy that’s unplanned and unexpected, not to mention inconvenient – she takes it in her stride. Marriage, baby, new adventures on the horizon. It’s not a problem. At least, not for her.

Just how do you break the news of a baby on the eve of your wedding? And what can you do if your plans turn out to be wildly different from the plans of the one you love? As Stella’s dream wedding turns into a nightmare, she learns that sometimes the people we love don’t react the way we thought they would.

And maybe sometimes love means letting go.

Book signing in Whitchurch

If anyone lives in the north Shropshire area, please join me for a book signing at Bookshrop, Whitchurch on Saturday 16th Feb.

If you can't make it there I'm having an online launch tomorrow on my blog with giveaways, mini comps and a special preview.

The Family Trap  and Can't Live Without


Kimberly Martin

Ultimate Self-Publishing Package

We are a members of ALLi and are currently running a promotion on our Ultimate Self-Publishing Package ($140 off through Feb 28th).

The Ultimate Self-Publishing Package makes self-publishing your book easy. Simply place your order for our Ultimate package and we will personally guide you through the entire self-publishing process and provide you with all the assistance and services you will need to publish your book. We will even offer support after your book is published!


rightsMelissa Foster

Selling your Foreign Book rights – Free Event

Hosted by Melissa Foster of World Literary Café

Special Guest IPR License Director Hannah Sheppard

This is a general overview of IPR License, a company that connects buyers of foreign rights (publishers) with authors. We will discuss the process, and IPRs role in connecting authors with buyers. The reason you would want to sell foreign rights, JJ, is that you can earn money for sales you might otherwise miss, like Turkish rights…
Thursday 14 February 12 – 1 EST

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Author: Karen Lotter

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