I am an Indie Author, independent in that I don’t use a publisher to put my work out there. I am not alone however, there is a network of us and below you’ll find a list of a few of the Indie Authors and small press authors I’ve read and know. They are my friends in my virtual writing group and many have been more helpful than I can say.
Their work is amazing and absolutely worth your time and money. I’ll link to their Amazon pages and their personal websites if they have one. Love an Indie author and they’ll love you back. As always most of us can be followed on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.
Please note: I have read work by most of these authors and loved every word, however, some of these works are still on my to be read pile as there are only so many hours in the day. If you wonder if I’ve read and enjoyed a book by them check out my Goodreads page, I always review a book when I’ve read it. Indie authors depend on reviews.
They are listed in no particular order.
Ronnie Virdi– R.R. Virdi is the Dragon Award-Nominated author of The Grave Report, an urban fantasy paranormal detective series set in New York. He can be found on Amazon and at his own website where he occasionally leaks chapters of his next book.
Amy Hopkins-Amy Hopkins is a seven-inch-tall pixie who lives in a toadstool. Her three small minions keep her busy chasing slurns and bandibadgers out of the tiny house and she enjoys getting really, really drunk on dandelion nectar while watching her husband (a very tall gnome) build toadstool extensions and install windows in the surrounding mushrooms. She can be found at her website, Amy Hopkins, and on Amazon.
Madeline Dyer-Madeline Dyer lives in the southwest of England and holds a BA honours degree in English from the University of Exeter. She has a strong love for anything dystopian, ghostly, or paranormal, and can frequently be found exploring wild places. At least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes. In April 2017, Madeline’s gothic fairy tale retelling, “The Curse of the Winged Wight”, will release in EVER IN THE AFTER: 13 FANTASY TALES, an anthology raising money for Lift 4 Autism. She can be found at her website, Madeline Dyer, and on Amazon.
EA Copen–EA Copen is the author of the Judah Black novels and the Fairchild Chronicles. She’s also an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and other genre fiction. She’s recently discovered she has a love and hate relationship with horror and westerns. When she’s not chained to her keyboard, you can find her time traveling on the weekends with her SCA friends where she lives as a first century Roman. She can be found at her website, EACopen, and on Amazon.
Kelly Blanchard– Known online to writers as ‘The Muse’ because she shares pictures that inspire ideas for stories and characters, Kelly Blanchard writes fantasy and science fiction. She blends the two together to form a unique story where medieval civilization with magic coexists with advanced technology. She can be found at her website, Kellannetta, and on Amazon.
Sharon Lipman– A huge fan of the paranormal romance genre, Sharon Lipman started writing in her teens. It wasn’t until she was in her thirties that she found a story she was desperate to share. House Blackwood was born and Bound to Blackwood is her debut novel. She was born in west London and grew up in leafy Surrey in southeast England. Sharon can be found at her website, Sharon Lipman, and on Amazon. Sharon is also the cover artist who designed the covers and banners for Divorced White Female. She can be found at Fantasia Covers for premade and custom made covers.
Catherine Banks– Catherine Banks is the author of the Artemis Lupine Series, Little Death Bringer Series, Ciara Steele Novella Series, Pirate Princess, and the novel Daughter of Lions. She began writing fiction stories when she was only four years old and finished her first full-length novel at the age of fifteen. She is married to her soulmate and best friend, Avery, who blessed her with two amazing children. After her full-time job she reads books, plays videogames, and watches a lot of anime shows and movies with her family to relax. She can be found at her website, Catherine Banks, and on Amazon.
Cyn Mackley– Cyn Mackley turns all the weird and wonderful things she witnessed in during her career in the TV News industry into funny, sexy, twisty mysteries. She lives in a middle-sized town in the middle of the Middle West with her husband, cats, and the cast of characters in her head. She can be found at her website, Cyndaverse, and on Amazon.
Erin Bedford– Erin Bedford works as a computer programmer by day and moonlights as a paranormal romance and urban fantasy writer. She lives in the Omaha Nebraska Region with her husband and daughter. She can be found on Amazon and at her own website, Erin Bedford, no story is too strange to tell.
Brandon Varnell– Brandon Varnell is the writer of the American Kitsune series. He has absolutely no skill at anything aside from writing and looking half-baked. He used to play guitar, but due to laziness, he never went anywhere with it. He also used to play a lot of video games, but after suffering this terrible affliction called book addiction, he only plays occasionally these days. Brandon lives mostly within his own imagination, but can occasionally be found in Phoenix, Arizona. He can be found on his website and Amazon.
J.D. Cunegan– J.D. Cunegan is a self-published author who currently has three novels (Bounty, Blood Ties, Behind the Badge) and one short story (Boundless) to my name. On top of his writing, he is also a freelance editor. He can be found on Amazon and at his website, J.D. Cunegan, In need of Scissor since 2000.
Mia McCroskey– S. Mia McCroskey bases the details of her sailing adventures on her own years of experience sailing in the Caribbean, Southern California, Long Island Sound, and the Chesapeake Bay. She can be found on Amazon.
Becca Bates– Becca Bates is an editor and fantasy writer with a background in film. Her epic fantasy parody series, Satyr Wars, is currently being published. She lives in Colorado with her husband and spirit cat. She can be found at her website and Amazon.
Jennifer Demeter– E.H. Demeter was born in Oregon City, Oregon, though she now makes her home in South Carolina, with her husband and two children, where she can be found to hate the heat and love the rain. She is a lover of books, hot tea, and sweets – much to the dismay of her waistline. She grew up reading fantasy and romance novels and finds that is where most of her inspiration lies, though her love of the young adult genre has also sparked creative fires. She can be found at her website and on Amazon.
Lia Rees– Lia Rees’s memoir, But I’m Not Depressed, is about the surreal inner life of a brain injury survivor lost in a world that refuses to believe her. She writes to weave some sense out of the fragments in her mind and to save other survivors from the psychology trap. She can be found at her website.
Karina Kantas– Karina Kantas author of the hit MC thriller series, the OUTLAW and the well love romantic fantasy, Illusional Reality. As well as an author, Karina is a VA, Social Media consultant, marketing, and promotional manager for TSK production, narrator, campaign designer and video trailer creator. She can be found at her website and on Amazon.
Kristan L. Cannon– Kristan Cannon was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and educated in North Bay and Toronto. When not researching or writing, Kristan exists for sailing with her cat, friends, and family… or for video games and books when snow and ice have the boat locked in its slip and she can’t get away. She can be found at her website and on Amazon.
Doreen Knight– “Cambridge graduate Doreen Knight worked at a number of jobs until she achieved retirement from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. One of her retirement presents was a notebook and pack of pens, with the instruction to go and write that book she had been talking about for years. She’s still doing it. She can be found at her website and on Amazon.
Rachael Anna-Rachael is a creative writer with a busy mind from the quirky little town of Stroud. She‘s a fast thinker and a true daydreamer, ready to be distracted by pretty much anything at all. She loves fiction, and thinks it’s one of the most beautiful gifts we can give to the world. She dreams of seeing her name in print. She doesn’t want to be famous, she justs want to be there, you know. She writes because she loves it. She writes because the voices in her head scream at her if she doesn’t… no seriously, if she didn’t, she’d go crazy. She can be found at her website.
M.J. Spickett– M.J. Spickett is an erotica and mainstream author breaking out into YA and screenwriting. Her primary focus is urban and historical fantasy, delving into the darker recesses of the soul. She just published her 8th novel, Brothers which is the first book in her brand new series Gods Among Dragons. She can be found at her website and on Amazon.
Theodore Ashford– In the summer of 2014, Theodore Ashford gave a speech at TEDxYouth@Portland on the subject “Finding Yourself.” Despite that, he has been writing for over ten years and still questions whether he’s a “real” writer or not. He can be found at his website and on Amazon.
Jeffery Cooke-Jeffrey Cook is a full-time author living in Maple Valley, WA with his wife and three large dogs. He has written 11 novels, often in concert with fellow author, editor,and fact-checker Katherine Perkins. He also heads up the Writerpunk charity press. He can be found at his website and on Amazon.
Allison Barnard– Allison Barnard is a wife, mother, book blogger, and equestrian. She’s always loved books. Her mom would actually take her books from her in place of sending her to her room when she was in trouble. She reads everything she can get her hands on but she especially loves sci-fi with dystopian elements, steampunk, fantasy, urban fantasy, mysteries, and some romances. She loves to discuss books with other readers! She can be found at her website and on Amazon.
Saoirse O’Mara– Saoirse also writes under the name Theresa Berg. Saoirse writes children’s books in English and German. Her favourite authors and greatest inspirations are the British authors Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton, and true to their legacy, many of her stories have mystery and/or adventure elements. She also loves fantasy, and often mixes more than one genre in her works. She can be found at her personal blog, iamnotperfect2016, and Amazon, Saoirse O’Mara and Teresa Berg.
Many of my writing friends belong to an online writing group affectionately called Nanohana, since many of us met during a Nano event. It is not affiliated with the official NaNoWriMo. Some members of the group have participated in producing charity anthologies, all the writing, artwork, editing and other work that has gone into these is donated. All of the proceeds benefit the charity they have been written to support. Please consider purchasing them and supporting a worthy cause. (These are Affiliate links)