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Member Milestones: Celebrating Your Success

Member Milestones: Celebrating Your Success

Welcome back to Member Milestones. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors is continuing the series of posts celebrating your success. As always, we're very proud of all our members at every level. A huge congratulations to the members featured today.

Author Brian Bennett

Author Brian Bennett

Author Member: Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett is a disabled author who has just self-published his 12th book and is working hard on the next novel. Find out more about Brian on his website.

Milestone

As a disabled pensioner of a certain age with very limited education, I have just published my 12th book.

Why are you proud?

After being on dialysis for 32 years and being told at the age of 21 that I would be lucky to reach the age of 60, I'm now fast approaching my 70th birthday. Needless to say that I am very proud indeed.

What have you learned?

Never give up, without my writing I would have been dead years ago. Through my podcast that I made I also inspire others. Life is too short!


Author J.M. Upton

Author J.M. Upton

Author Member: J.M. Upton

J.M. Upton is an American author in London specialising in non-fiction and memoirs. Find out more about J.M. on Facebook.

Milestone

My first book titled Japanese Cult Cinema: The Best of the Second Golden Age Selected Essays & Reviews was released on 20th May 2023. It reached number 1 in its category, where it stayed for one week during the pre-order period.

Why are you proud?

My goal with this first book was to take myself through the entire self publishing process, from writing the manuscript to layout, cover design, and finally marketing. Box ticked!

What have you learned?

I learned that the authors and designers within the indie community are a supportive bunch! I also learned that Amazon is a force to be reckoned with.


Author Willow Healy

Author Willow Healy

Author Member: Willow Healy

Willow Healy has lived, travelled, and worked all over the world. She uses her experiences and adventures in Japan, Nepal, Tibet, Borneo, Lesotho, Germany, and Canada, as a source of inspiration to write novels set in faraway lands populated with memorable characters. Find out more about Willow on her website.

Milestone

I won 2nd place in the NOWWS International Short Crime Fiction Contest and was long listed in the Letter Review Short Story Contest for One Hundred Million Shades of Color. I am currently 240 pages into my new novel.

Why are you proud?

It's an honor to be recognized for one's hard work.

What have you learned?

Just keep chugging along.

Read more member success stories in the ALLi Blog

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