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Alliance of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #1.

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.

Dan Holloway

lovepoetryDan Holloway has just published his new collection of poetry and short stories, i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry . It is a companion piece to his one man show Some of These Things are Beautiful, which will premier at Cheltenham Poetry Festival in April.

A lyrical, heartbreaking, but ultimately joyous picaresque across the neon-soaked night cities of the world in search and celebration of lost friends. With influences from Patti Smith and Gregory Corso to Amy Winehouse, Haruki Murakami and The Kills, i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry is a memoir and a tribute to lives lived short, fast, and full. For people who have forgotten how to live for the moment and how to connect with each other, and a poetic tradition full of family and love that has forgotten how to write about friendship, this show carries a simple warning: cherish the friends you have while you have them. Because one day they will be gone, and all you will be able to do is try and fail to write poetry about how you wish you’d loved them more.

It is also available as a limited edition paperback complete with beautiful artwork by Veronika von Volkova from his website.





CS Lakin

Writing for Life Workshops

Hosting writing intensives in the SF Bay Area for 2013.

Writing for Life Workshops is the realization of a long-held dream of copyeditor and writing coach C. S. Lakin. The desire to hold quality writing workshops featuring best-selling authors and highly acclaimed writing instructors in the San Francisco region led to the launch of this new company.

What makes Writing for Life Workshops so special and unique is we provide an ideal intimate venue in a desirable, easy-to-access location to create a learning environment that is welcoming and special. Each workshop will allow the featured presenter to go deep into his program to share his expertise in his craft over two or three full days, rather than just offer a brief talk in a lineup of numerous presenters.

View our upcoming workshops here!

Also delighted to announce that my blog Live Write Thrive has been chosen as one of the top TEN blogs for writers in 2012 by Write To Done



Linda Gillard

Jessica at The Bookworm Chronicles blog selected UNTYING THE KNOT as her “Most Beautifully Written Book of 2012”. (UTK was the novel I gave up on twice, convinced it was unwriteable!)

Lyn at I PREFER READING blog included THE GLASS GUARDIAN in her Top Ten Books of 2012.

“The legacy of WWI combined with a romantic ghost story set in wintry modern-day Skye was the most all-consuming reading experience I had this year. I read it virtually in one sitting, just wonderful.”

Blogger & author Morton S Gray has cited A LIFETIME BURNING as one of her top 12 books from 2012.





JJ Toner

Paul D Brazill has launched Drunk on the Moon 2, his second anthology featuring the PI Roman Dalton who has a nasty habit of transforming into a werewolf whenever the moon is full.

The anthology includes a new story by me.


If you are a member of  The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our Writers' Wednesdays, please send it it [email protected] to reach me no later than the Friday preceeding the Wednesday you would like it published.


Author: Karen Lotter

Writer, photographer, workaholic info-junkie, Wordpress fan, blogger, aging geek, toyi-toying optimist, social media trainer, web writer.


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