Listen in to poet Valeriu Barbu speak in beautiful Italian followed by English dubbing about his new book “Hey, Peasant” and his review of author Emma Palova’s new book “Greenwich Meridian Memoir.” Both authors share a common past represented by the horrors of living in communism and totalitarianism of the Eastern European block.
It was a bizarre coincidence, when author JuliAnne Sisung was enticed to a small Michigan town, that was engulfed by an epidemic in the 1890s.
“It took a year to write following months of research for the perfect small town. I found Pere Cheney, just south of Grayling, Michigan. It was a railroad and logging town with a fascinating history, and it was waiting for me. I didn’t know we’d be living with Covid -19 when I began this book about a diphtheria epidemic. It hit the village in 1893, and some surprising events nourished the novel.”
-Author JuliAnne Sisung-
Inspired by Japanese folklore, author Xander Cross creates a dark, forbidding future and a demon in peril in “The Origin of the White Wind.” Welcome to The Atlas Dystopia Apocalyptica, the memoirs of a former Divine Messenger turned yakuza assassin! This gritty action thriller will take you into the shadowy world of dragons and yōkai in the 22nd Century New Toky and beyond!
Come sail the high seas with Captains of Literary Wonderment!
Have you ever been hiked out on the high side, your boat at a 30-degree heel, wind filling your spinnaker, spray hitting your face as you scream across the water at 20 knots? Well, if you have, you’ll understand the excitement this Virtual Book Festival will bring. If you haven’t, throw caution to the wind, and join us for the Summer Reading Regatta!
Verges tackles the serious issues of menopause and beyond with a light heart in her collection of stories and essays “Menopause Ain’t No Joke.”
She turned her blog posts into a book in three months with stories ranging from aboard an airplane to a dentist’s office.
Verges lives by the motto “A laugh a day, keeps stress at bay” and keeps a hoola hoop in her office.
“I wish I had written more essays,” she said.
Once, she found mouse poop in her car while reaching for a treat.
“There was no shingle on my hood that said, ‘Welcome, we’ll leave the light on for you.”
Award-winning author Mark Bello puts us in the front-row seat watching victims like Hayley Larson fight for justice in his latest thriller- Supreme Betrayal in the Zachary Blake Legal Thrillers series.
Inspired by the headlines, Bello masterfully weaves real with fiction as he tells the story from alternating points of view.
Can Hayley prevent a sexual predator from being elevated to the highest court in the land?
But nothing will stop President’s nominee Oliver Wilkinson from fighting for the coveted seat on the Supreme Court.
Only Hayley stands in his way.
From the first spark of electricity to the RNA-based COVID vaccine, authors Gene and Marion take us on a journey through time over the last 100 years of the evolution of technology in their book “Shift Happens: Essays on Technology.”
“Major changes in technology in the past 100 years have drastically shifted our perceptions of who we are and how we live.”
The authors and their books.
By Emma Palova
Listen in to the podcast “For the love of books,” download and share the episodes. The insights from the Indie authors are incredible, beyond trade journals.
Each author represents a unique individuality in what some call “a mass book production market.” There may be one million ISBNs issued annually, but each book and author are distinctively different in how they approach the writing business and writing itself.
It’s like there is a piece of the author in each one of his or her books; it may be in the character, in the setting, in the plot or in the point of view. POV.
One of my favorite questions is: “Where do you see the future of Indie publishing?”
The overall response is that it will continue to grow.
“And how will the Indie authors be remembered?”
“We’re the trailblazers.”Joan H. Young
Podcast interviews this week
Coming up in this week’s podcasts are authors Marianne Wieland, A. Kidd and Colleen Nye. They are pictured in the gallery above.
Nye is an author with multiple pen names and an overactive imagination.
A. Kidd calls herself a kid at heart with a youthful exuberance, A. Kidd writes books for children full of magic and wonder in the hopes that they will have the courage to live their own stories and possibly even be inspired to write stories of their own.
Wieland is the author of 10 books.
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The “Blind Date with a Book ” virtual book festival dances into its third week in February as the freezing temperatures plunge below normal and another weather advisory awaits us tonight..
Over the weekend, childrens’ authors read from their books last Saturday followed by the spinning “Wheel of Happiness” for the lucky ones who won some prizes. To soothe the disappointment of those who didn’t win, there is good news; the wheel will spin again tonight with Young Adult genre authors.
You can connect with all the Indie Authors via the festival PopUp Book Shop by clicking on the link below:
However, if you have purchased an Indie Author book from a different sources, it is probably not signed. Check out the shop to request a limited commemorative book plate signed by the author.
“It’s a nice souvenir from the festival,” said organizer Diana Plopa.
For a complete schedule of events go to:
There are more workshops coming up as well. #ppvirtualbookfestival
And I got wind of another wacky wild festival coming up this summer. Watch for more info.
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