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Alliance Of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #15

Alliance of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #15

Disappearing in Plain Sight - cover

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.

Francis Guenette

Disappearing in Plain Sight – Sixteen-year-old Lisa-Marie has been packed off to spend the summer with her aunt on the isolated shores of Crater Lake. She is drawn to Izzy Montgomery, a gifted trauma counsellor who is struggling through personal and professional challenges.

Lisa-Marie also befriends Liam Collins, a man who goes quietly about his life trying to deal with his own secrets and guilt. The arrival of a summer renter for Izzy’s guest cabin is the catalyst for change amongst Crater Lake’s tight knit community. People are forced to grapple with the realities of grief and desire to discover that there are no easy choices – only shades of grey.

Francis Guenette has spent most of her life on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She lives with her husband and dog and finds inspiration for writing in the beauty and drama of their lakeshore cabin and garden. She has a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and has worked as an educator, trauma counsellor and researcher. This is her first novel.

quintDianne Greenlay

I am going to lower the price of QUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE'S QUEST ebook from $2.99 to $.99 for 10 days (April 19th – 28th inclusive.)

This novel has won 14 awards including Best Historical (ReaderViews) and Honorable Mention for Best YA (Writer's Digest, Hollywood Book Festival), Best Commercial

Novel (Eric Hoffer) and Book of the Year (Foreword Reviews), and has an average of 4.5 stars on Amazon and GoodReads, but as it is the first in my series, I am hoping to entice more readers to give it a try at the lower price.

Described by a reviewer as “Lord of the Rings Meets Pirates of the Caribbean”, it crosses several genres and includes romance, action, pirates and magic in the 1700's.

The Amazon links are here:

Purchase the e-book via Amazon.com

1000mileJames Fontana

My book, released by Borealis Press less than eight months ago, is my first go at fiction. I have previously published three non-fiction books, one of them independently.

This book, titled “The 1000 Mile Dream“, is a motorsport novel based upon the famous but now defunct roadrace, the Mille Miglia (1000 Miles) in Italy. Needless to say the book is directed at a niche market although I have tried to keep it a story of general interest.

James Fontana, in writing this story, combines his two passions: motorsport and writing. He has published books on law, True Crime and newspaper articles on motorsport.

On occasion he has been invited to judge at concorsi of Italian cars.

Now retired, Jim pursues his interest in motorsport, (keeping three old sports cars running smoothly – a 1961 Morgan Plus 4, a 1957 MGA 1500, and a 2002 Honda S2000. When time permits, he enjoys bass fishing in any of the plentiful lakes on the Minnesota – Ontario border.

Jessica Bell

I'm a new member of ALLi, and would like to spread the word about my Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell Virtual Book Tour, which will happen in May.

It's for my next pocket writing craft book, Book #2 of the Writing in a Nutshell Series, Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Subversions of Adverbs & Clichés into Gourmet Imagery. Here's the blurb of the book:

Have you been told you use too many adverbs and clichés in your writing? Want to remedy it? Then this is the book for you!

In Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Subversions of Adverbs & Clichés into Gourmet Imagery, you will find thirty-four examples of prose which clearly demonstrate how to turn those pesky adverbs and clichés into imagery which is vivid and unique. Dispersed throughout are blank pages to craft your own unique examples.

Extra writing prompts are also provided at the end of the book.

Not only is this pocket guide an excellent learning tool for aspiring writers, but it is a light, convenient, and easy solution to honing your craft no matter how broad your writing experience. Keep it in the side pocket of your school bag, throw it in your purse, or even carry it around in the pocket of your jeans or jacket, to enhance your skills, keep notes, and jot down story ideas, anywhere, anytime.

I'm doing something a little different this time. I'm not just focusing on blogs. I'm getting Twitter and Facebook involved too. Here are the options on how people can take part: Post a review on blog. (PDF, mobi, ePub copies available)

  • Post a pre-written launch announcement on blog. (I will supply a completed post in HTML which you can just copy/paste into your blog)
  • TwitterView (We engage in a conversation about the book on Twitter. Ten questions minimum. Questions and answers can be posted on our own time on your chosen date.)
  • Facebook Interview (We engage in a conversation about the book on Facebook. Ten questions minimum. Questions and answers can be posted on our own time within the same thread on your chosen date.)
  • Anyone who signs up will automatically get a free e-copy of the book in a choice of PDF, mobi, ePub formats.

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author.jessica.bell
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MsBessieBell

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 preceding the Wednesday you would like it published.



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