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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Melissa Addey

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Melissa Addey. ALLi Campaigns Manager Helps Other Authors Find Their Voices

My ALLi author guest this episode is Melissa Addey, who you may already know as the campaigns manager for the Alliance of Independent Authors and co-host of the Beginners Self-Publishing podcast. But Melissa is also an accomplished indie author, herself, focusing on historical fiction. She also uses her expertise to help other self-published authors find their voices.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Maryann Reid

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Maryann Reid. Women’s Fiction Writer Leaves Traditional Publisher, Finds Her Lost Voice

My ALLi author guest this episode is Maryann Reid, who writes women's fiction aimed at an African American audience, and she found success with that formula at St. Martin's Press for a decade. Then the economic downturn happened in 2008, and she had to rethink everything. She came out the other side with a new voice as an indie author.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Millicent Eidson

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Millicent Eidson: Retired Epidemiologist Writes Mystery Series to Make Public Health Understandable in the Age of COVID

My ALLi author guest this episode is Millicent Eidson, a retired public health veterinarian and epidemiologist who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with state health departments. Now she's the author of the Maya Maguire microbial mystery series, which seeks to make public health and climate change understandable and even entertaining to a general audience, something that is necessary in the age of pandemics.
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Creativity And Inspiration

On Sundays, ALLi’s Podcasts Focus on Creativity and Inspiration

On Sundays, ALLi's podcasts focus on creativity and inspiration. The inspiration comes from Howard Lovy's interviews with indie authors. They not only talk about their work, but tell the stories of their lives and how they became successful indie authors. The creativity comes from ALLi Director Orna Ross. Howard interviews Orna about how to build an author business while retaining your unique, creative voice. She discusses topics such as creative play and rest, and how to build your publishing team. Below are a few examples of some of our best Sunday podcasts in 2022.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Keith A Pearson

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Keith A Pearson: He Wrote His First Book on a Bar Bet, Then Readers Wanted More

My ALLi author guest this episode is Keith A Pearson, who grew up in economically disadvantaged conditions in England, left school when he was sixteen, and developed a work ethic as he advanced in his career. That work ethic came in handy when he transitioned to full-time author. It was a very unlikely new career choice for Keith, who did not exactly surround himself with the literati. In fact, he wrote his first book on a bar bet with a friend. I'll let Keith A Pearson tell the rest of his story.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Ivan Wainewright

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Ivan Wainewright: 2022 Selfie Award Winner Combines Love of Music and Speculative Fiction

My ALLi author guest this episode is Ivan Wainewright, whose second book, The Other Times of Caroline Tangent, recently won the 2022 Selfie Award for fiction. It was presented to him at the Author HQ corner of the London Book Fair in early April. He was so surprised that he had won the award that acknowledges the best self-published books of the year, he had to run across the hall to fetch his book. But, as we'll hear in this episode, Ivan has been preparing to write this book for most of his life. I'll let Ivan Wainewright tell his story. 
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Dharma Kelleher

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Dharma Kelleher: Trans Author Brings Visibility to the Marginalized

My ALLi author guest this episode is Dharma Kelleher, a trans writer who believes it is important, especially in these troubled times, to portray trans characters as just as human as everybody else. Since her childhood in Georgia, Dharma has known what it is like to be marginalized. Today, she has a great deal to teach about empowerment through her fiction and nonfiction.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Orna Ross

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Orna Ross: ALLi Founder Looks Back on a Decade of Advocacy for Indie Authors

My ALLi author guest this episode is Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors. I'm having her on as a special guest to celebrate ALLi's tenth birthday. It was at the London Book Fair in 2012 that Orna announced the formation of a group to help, and advocate for, the growing number of indie authors who were demanding to be heard. And in the last decade, ALLi has grown far bigger than even she had imagined.
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