On my Inspirational Indie Authors podcast 2021, I discovered that indie authors usually have lived varied and interesting lives before they ever decided to become authors. They have backstories that inform their worldview, writing style, genre choice, and usually a deep well of experience from which to draw. I have selfish reasons for hosting the Inspirational Indie Authors podcast, too. These authors inspire me to use my own backstory to become a better writer.
There are so many great stories told by ALLi authors, and each one a window into unique talents and points of view. Here are a few of the ALLi member authors who have inspired me this past year.
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Denise Baden: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021
Denise Baden sponsors climate fiction contests, but is continuously in search of green stories of a different color, an optimistic one rather than the usual dystopian visions of the future. Denise has a background in psychology, and she’s convinced that if you show readers an optimistic scenario, they’re more likely to work to make it come true. Those optimistic books are so rare, in fact, that she decided to write one herself.
Haelee Moone: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021
Haelee Moone is a fourteen-year-old author who survived an early childhood that was filled with bullying and abuse. Part of the way she healed herself was to write her book about how to love yourself. Now, she wants to give back by helping other kids who have been abused. I recently spoke to Haelee and her father, Dedrick, who told their amazing story.
Nicholas Nawroth: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021
Nicholas Nawroth took his interest in art and dogs to create a series of children’s books featuring the adventures of dog characters based on real canines he has known. What gives Nick the most joy is the thought that his books are creating special moments for children, when they settle down to a story with an adult. I’ll let Nick tell his story.
M. K. Williams: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021
M. K. Williams is an indie author who got some rather dispiriting advice from a fellow author early in her career. She was told that she shouldn’t bother. What could she possibly have to say? Turns out, she not only had a lot to say as an author but also as a coach for other indie authors. Today, she has different advice for anybody who wants to become a self-published author.
Phil Simon: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021
Phil Simon has written a number of books on collaboration. We all know that self-publishing is a misleading term because most self-publishers work collaboratively with editors, designers, marketers, and other specialists to produce a book. Phil not only writes about collaboration, but practices it in the way he publishes.
Alessandra Torre: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast 2021
Alessandra Torre began writing romance novels on a dare from her husband and discovered that people read what she wrote. A lot of people, in fact. So many people that Harlequin and Hachette both offered her contracts. But she soon found that indie publishing gave her the freedom she desired to write and market her books her way. Alessandra also discovered that the secret to success in fiction writing could be packaged and sold as a software program that helps writers find their voice. That’s how her company, Authors A.I., was born. Here is Alessandra’s story.On his Inspirational Indie Authors podcast in 2021, @howard_lovy discovered discovered that indie authors have lived varied and interesting lives before they ever decided to become authors. Click To Tweet