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Alliance Of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #17

Alliance of Independent Authors Member News. Bulletin #17

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.

Beatrice_CoverFINAL-250Fiona Joseph – World Book Night Celebration

ALLi member Fiona Joseph was invited guest author at Hobs Moat Library in the West Midlands, speaking to a packed audience gathered to celebrate World Book Night on 23 April.

After cheese and wine and a Shakespeare quiz, Fiona gave a 40-minute talk about her reading and writing life, the role of libraries and their importance in researching her biography, BEATRICE The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune.

The event organiser, Julie Simpson, was delighted with the feedback on the event.

April was yet another busy month for Fiona. She appeared at libraries in Walsall, Bilston and Middleton Cheney, as well as a new U3A group in Birmingham with a 130-strong membership. She says, “There's nothing more rewarding than meeting readers and potential readers in a face-to-face setting. Libraries and other groups do an excellent job of facilitating this connection.”

Another Super Busy Week at Triskele Books



We’re gearing up for our launch on June 1st and this week we were proud to announce details of the four new releases and a sneak preview of the stunning covers (courtesy of JD Smith Design)

We hope you love our covers (and our books) as much as we do.

Amy Shojai

I have two new books–print version–released, companion to the cat one (also newly released and also in audio).

CompetCat-lorezComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Cat Household

Cat behavior puzzles the most savvy cat lovers, and cat behavior problems lose cats their homes. Cat behavioral problems arise out of owners not understanding cat language and normal animal behavior. Training a cat helps stop cat biting, for instance, and this book explains the behavior of cats whether you have a single feline or multiple cats.

The United States is home to 86.4 million owned cats, and 52 percent of owners own more than one cat. That means more furry love for owners, but also can put your cats’ tails in a twist over that (HISSS!) new feline friend. From conflicts over favorite sleep spots to sharing potty facilities, adding new pets rubs fur the wrong way and creates hairy situations for everyone—including you.


ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Dog Household

Dog behavior challenges the most knowledgeable dog lovers, and dog behavior problems lose pets their homes. Dog behavioral problems arise out of owners not understanding dog language and normal animal behavior.

Training a dog helps stop dog barking, for instance, but this book explains why dogs bark and how to understand and manage the behavior of dogs whether you have a single canine, a puppy or multiple dogs.


TFT_jpeg_nobleedjoJoanne Phillips

The Family Trap is going to be free this weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“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.

The Family Trap – stand-alone sequel to Can't Live Without
“It just gets better” “Wonderful!” “This sequel definitely does not disappoint”

Can't Live Without – contemporary women's fiction Kindle bestseller
“The perfect pick-me-up” “Laugh-out-loud funny” “Thoroughly entertaining”

UK Amazon  US Amazon


aftertherisingOrna Ross

After The Rising is going to be $1.99 on Amazon and Kobo from 1 to 3rd of May.

He is still the picture I have held in my had but blurred at the edges, like a photograph out of focus. His hair is gone, his long, black, beautiful hair. It used to flow down his back, soft and shiny as night-water. Thinning and greying now: any man's hair. And he wears a suit, any man's clothes. I look for what I used to know.

When Jo Devereux returns to Ireland after an absence of 20 years, the last person she expects to meet at her mother's funeral is Rory O'Donovan. The unexplained conflict between his family and hers was the one constant of Jo's childhood and caused their painful breakup.

Now she's back in Mucknamore, the Irish village where they both grew up, he's urging her to stay on and she's tempted. Because of him? Because her mother no longer lives? Because her life in San Francisco is such a mess? Or because, being a writer, she always swore she'd write a book about it all.

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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