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Alliance Of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #88

Alliance of Independent Authors Members’ Showcase. Bulletin #88

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.


88haikuFran Pickering

The second book in my Josie Clark in Japan East-West fusion murder mystery series The Haiku Murder,  was published on Monday. It’s available for Kindle and print.

A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when charismatic financier Mr Ando falls from the top of Matsuyama castle. But was he pushed? Expat Londoner Josie Clark thinks he was, and that’s when the trouble starts.

Josie’s life start to spin off the rails as she learns more than she expected about what the people who work for Ando Investments are really up to.

Will her romantic Christmas Eve with English boyfriend Dave survive a mad chase around hidden Tokyo? And will she find the victim’s missing bag and its mysteriously valuable contents before more people die?

Who’d have thought poetry could be so dangerous!

88lindaLinda Hall

My newest mystery, Nightwatch has just gone live on Amazon in print and Kindle. I've decided to go KDP Select for the first part of its release, so the only buy link for now is Amazon.

Desolate Maine shores… Murder… And peace slipping away on the outgoing tide…

For yacht delivery captain, Em Ridge, having a billionaire's daughter go overboard on her first captaining job is not a good beginning. The sailboat is new, state of the art, her crew on this trip include two close sailing friends. But an unknown fourth, who can't even tie a bowline, and the unruly owner's daughter turn the idyllic trip into an adventure not wanted.

Two years ago Em buried her husband, her soulmate, her sailing buddy, and with him buried a secret. As hours on the open seas slide by, secrets are resurrected that tie Em's past to a present, awash with murder and deception.

Will Em's career go overboard? Will the investigating detective help her or hurt her? Any why does the best boat delivery captain on the east coast pull at her heart strings?

The oft foggy coast of Maine holds secrets it does not want to give up, and a lot of bodies can be hidden in The Pine Tree State's largest city.

88Catriona Troth ID

Catriona Troth

Catriona Troth

Catriona Troth was interviewed on Creative Herts, discussing her writing, the Triskele Books author collective, the Alliance of Independent Authors and the upcoming Indie Author Fair at the Chorleywood Lit Fest.

88karen288karenKaren Inglis

Children’s author, Karen Inglis, has launched an enhanced eBook version of Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep in the iBooks Store.

Perfect to share with ages 3-5 the story includes author narration with word highlighting, and gentle sound effects. It also includes ‘See and Say’ pages at the end to help with basic word/image recognition for pre-readers.

Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep can be read on iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac. It’s on offer at just £1.99/$2.99 during October. Download Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep from iBooks here. 

The iBooks Store editors have been so taken with Ferdinand that they are currently featuring it in the children’s section of the UK iBooks Store, along with Karen’s time travel adventure for ages 8-11, The Secret Lake.

This a great coup for an Indie Author and testament to how times are a changing!

88jessJessica Bell

Jessica Bell received a “gold star” for the cover design of her latest release, White Lady, at Joel Friedlander eBook Cover Design Awards for September 2014.

Like what you see? Jessica offers a 50% discount to ALLi members for cover designs.



Tom Evans


On Monday the 27th October, ALLi member Tom Evans will be sharing five ways to write a book that readers find hard to put down.

As both a hypnotherapist, meditation teacher and mindfulness trainer, Tom has studied the esoteric art and science of grabbing and holding attention.

At this AuthorCraft event, find out why less than 10% of readers actually finished A Brief History of Time. Discover how Dan Brown makes his novels guilty pleasures. Learn how Ronnie Corbett constructs shaggy dog stories to draw you in.

Tom will also be demonstrating live how you can write in trance so that your readers become entranced. As a spin off benefit, discover too how you can get ’in the zone’ to get more writing done in less time. This is one talk that will be worth making some time to attend.

Authorcraft Surrey is a new group for authors and aspiring authors who want to make more money from publishing their ideas. At Authorcraft Surrey you can network and exchange ideas with other authors, aspiring authors, and industry experts. You can also learn from authors who have successfully turned their books into a profitable business.


88reedsyReedsy is live!

Reaching readers is not just about finding them, it's about presenting your work when it's in the best shape possible. That’s where Reedsy comes from: we are a brand new platform for you to access the team behind your book, to make sure you've got something readers can fall in love with.

Sign up to Reedsy and you'll get an invite to browse our curated marketplace and a set of collaborative tools to get you working with the best editors and book designers.

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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