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Alliance Of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #61

Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #61

Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members' latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members.

60deadanimalSam Cherubin

The American poet Sam Cherubin presents Dead Animal Zoo, A Book Of Poetry On Social Change.

Dead Animal Zoo cuts right to the horrors of our present culture, revealing the world we don’t want to see: the world of outrageous social injustice, violence and control.

When you read Dead Animal Zoo, you get to slay the Medusa alongside Perseus.

Like Perseus using Medusa's head to slay Cetus, reading Dead Animal Zoo gives you the power to use the gorgon's suspicious, paranoid, angry, dark energy to destroy the monsters that threaten us… and free Andromeda, whose power and vulnerability represent the strength of our combined humanity.

Unchain your courage, your passion, and your desire to make genuine and lasting social change!

Get Dead Animal Zoo, poetry made in the U.S.A.


61gurlPeter O'Donnell  (Peter Prasad)

I launched crime thriller  Gurl-Posse Kidnap on March 20th.  I have top reviews at Amazon US & UK.

New Book News says: A sexy romantic crime thriller set in the heart of California wine country. A drug deal unravels into murder, kidnap and redemption when a Cartel killer comes a-knocking and PI Jake Knight helps his client, Molly Draper, see the light.

The book will be 99-cents at Amazon for Easter week, April 20-27.


Polly Courtney

Book Marketing Masterclass with Bestselling Authors Joanna Penn & Polly Courtney
A workshop for authors, led by two authors with years of marketing experience
7th June 2014
09.30 – 17.00
Waterloo, London
This full-day seminar is for authors who want to sell more books, but it’s also for those writers who want to think more like an entrepreneur, even if they have only just started on the journey. It’s for traditionally published authors who want to take control of their future income, and for self-published authors who want to jump-start jump-start their sales. It’s for fiction and non-fiction authors, with specific tips for both in the workshop.

For bookings contact

60bingIngrid Williams

I have been interviewed on my launch day for my Children’s book, Bing and Nero (April 4) on a blog by Jane Davis

When asked about the key factors that influenced her decision to become an indie author Ingrid Williams said:
“Once the illustrations for Bing and Nero were under way and the book began to take shape, I began to think about actually publishing it. I had no interest in going through the submission process and agent hunting for months and years. I began to investigate the range of self-publishing options out there and was quite impressed. That sealed it.”

My newly-launched book, Bing & Nero, was given a “Top Shelf Award” and a very nice review by Destiny's Book Dig Up



Simon Avery

I've just added an ‘Amazon tips & tricks‘ page on my site and thought there maybe some useful info for readers.



61john loganJohn Logan (John A.A. Logan)

Reviews for my new book, Agency Woman, appeared in three Scottish newspapers at the weekend – Highland News, Lochaber News, and North Star.

Agency Woman is a dark, Scottish tale of conspiracy, espionage, murder and terrorism, with an existential edge, and the spirit of an ancient mountain looming at its centre.


61skinClaire Noble

Skingripe: One Woman's Struggle to Accept the Skin She's In

Genre: Humor. This is an Amazon Kindle Short Read.

For anyone who has ever had a pimple, a freckle, a wrinkle or a rash, Skingripe: One Woman's Struggle to Accept the Skin She's In, is a humorous commiseration of all that can go wrong with the body's largest and most visible organ. By focusing on her specific obsession–skin, Claire Noble explores the universal theme of body image in this essay length selection.

As a kid, Claire endured teasing for having freckles and suffered chronic sunburns from summers spent outdoors. Initially, adulthood meant a reprieve from schoolyard taunting and held the promise of instantaneous enhancement through makeup. Soon, much too soon, the need for wrinkle creams emerged followed quickly by treatments to keep skin cancer at bay.

Skingripe recounts Claire's struggle to care for and accept her skin, but not before spending an inordinate amount of time, money and sanity in the process.


If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our ALLi Showcase, please send it to [email protected] to reach me no later than the Friday proceeding 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. www.ethekwiniweb.co.za


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