Indie and Proud…

Welcome to Indie and Proud… a year long campaign showcasing some of the most exciting and diverse indie voices around. With authors from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Germany we can truly offer an international experience…Throughout 2014 you can expect a whole host of interviews, book reviews, articles, giveaways plus much, much more. Please spare a minute or two to check these fab authors out and show your support by buying their books/stopping by and following their blogs/sharing their details on your social media sites. Support indie authors by showing that YOU are proud!



Ingrid Hall is the author of Granny Irene’s Guide to the Afterlife Revenge Part 1.

A dark and at times hilarious peek at the afterlife through the eyes and lips  of a little old Geordie Granny!

Ingrid lives near Newcastle Upon Tyne close to the Scottish Borders with her husband and two children and her upcoming novella The Tunnel Betwixt…which revolves around a near death experience is due for release early in 2014. She also plans on publishing some paranormal erotic fiction under the name LUNA BALLANTYNE in the very near future. As well as offering free book reviews and support to indie authors Ingrid also offers a competitive ghost blogging service to anyone in need of a blog!

You can find Ingrid Hall at:

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Take a peek through The Gateway and see if you can find Grey Wolf….

Grey Wolf is the pen name of a South Wales author, currently living in the Swansea area. He writes mainly Alternate History, shading into Science Fiction, as well as having been a poet for a quarter of a century. His poetic works are illustrated from his large collection of photographs of the UK, which he has taken since when in childhood he was first given a box camera to use. Grey Wolf has been writing as long as he has been photographing, with his first full length stories written in the early 1980s heyday of the SDP, later developing into a series of (presumed lost) fantasy novels, written at age of 18.

At university, Grey Wolf developed as a poet, and the collection of works compiled then form the core of an ever-increasing body of writing, soon to be featured in a 4th collection, to be released around the turn of 2014.

During 2013, Grey Wolf discovered the world of independent publishing and has published, in addition to the poetry, a couple of novellas, a collection of How To articles on Alternate History and four novels with the release of The Slayer on 22nd November 2013. A sequel to The Slayer and a fifth stand-alone novel are also in the works.

You can find Grey Wolf at:


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Jamie Marchant lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband, son, and four cats, which (or so she’s been told) officially makes her a cat lady. She teaches writing and literature at Auburn University.

Her first novel The Goddess’s Choice was released in April 2012 from Reliquary Press. She released Demons in the Big Easy in January 2013. The sequel to The Goddess’s Choice, titled The Soul Stone, is soon to be released.

Her short fiction has been published in Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, A Writer’s Haven, and and has been included in the anthology, Urban Fantasy.

You can find Jamie Marchant at:


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Dr Daniel Klock is a young trauma surgeon, who during his time outside of the emergency room has against all of the odds written Fraud at Snowfields: The White Christmas Organisation. His book is not bloody in the least, but full of the magic of Christmas.

You can find Daniel Klock at:

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Like his main character, D.Z.C. is a specialist in the art and culture of China and Japan, and spends his time between Paris and the Far East.

Unlike his main character, he has never killed anyone.

You can find D.Z.C at:


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jd miller

J.D Miller is just a little ole Texan living in the motherland – England – with her English husband.

She moved here about 4 years ago leaving all of her family & friends back in Texas – parents, brother, 2 beautiful daughters, 1 indomitable son, 1 talented grandson & 1 gorgeous granddaughter.

It’s been harder than she thought it would be, moving away from her family. But, on the bright side, she did resume her writing, which had been put on hold for far too long and she hopes that you will join her on this journey which she calls Blood of Kaos.

You can find J.D Miller at:

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Tommy Clark

Tommy Clark was born in Carthage, MO. He spent most of his life living in small town Lamar, MO, with several years spent living in Joplin and Neosho. He wrote plays and script while attending Crowder College. After marrying Helen Crites and the death of his father, he returned to Lamar to be near family. When his son, Dylen, was born he and Helen decided to do something better for their family. They moved north so that Tommy could return to school.

After a short time at the University of Central Missouri (and a rough battle with Chron’s Disease), Tommy finally earned an Associate’s in Web development from State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO. Tommy uses his real-life experience to create in-depth characters and interesting situations. He has been writing in one fashion or another since he was young.

Tommy still lives in Missouri with his family and friends and works alongside his best friend, Robert Jennings. Together, they build amazing stories with fantastic characters. They work in many genres to offer something for everyone.

You can find Tommy Clark at:

Thieves and Kings

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dennis higgins

Dennis says he is a world traveller and distant relative of Davy Crockett. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he has always possessed a romance with things of the past that are gone but not forgotten. He now lives in the suburbs with his lovely wife, two dogs and three birds.

Among his influences are: Richard Matheson, Jack Finney, Dean Koontz, Joan Wester Anderson, Peter S. Beagle and Audrey Neffenegger . The Time Pilgrims series is exciting and is treasured and loved by young adult, new adult as well as adults.

You can find Dennis Higgins at:

Almost Yesterday

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Beryl Belsky is an academic editor and writer, who was born in  Ireland, grew up in Australia and currently lives in Israel. Beryl is owner and operator of the intercultural, literary website The Writer’s Drawer, which she launched in early 2012 as a showcase  for “shy,” or drawer, writers to post their work. Since she also offers free editing support for submissions, the site attracts writers from all over the world, many of them non-native English  speakers.

The anthology A Certain Kind of Freedom: Stories and Poems from The Writer’s Drawer features the work of 33 talented new writers, whose pieces were selected from the website. They represent almost all parts of the globe, range from the very young to seniors in their eighties, and come from all walks of life.

You can find Beryl Belsky at:

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peter rizollo

Peter Rizzolo earned a BS degree at Seton Hall University and his MD from Creighton University. He married following his internship at Orange Memorial Hospital, in Orange NJ. For two years he served as a Naval Submarine Medical Officer following which he received his residency training at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington New Jersey. He practiced family medicine for fifteen years before joining the full-time staff at the Hunterdon Medical Center as director of the residency training.

He and his wife, Alyce, and six children moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School Of Medicine. After retiring as Professor of Family Medicine, he entered the Master’s Degree Program in the English Department of North Carolina State University. There he pursued his interest in literature and creative writing.

As his master’s thesis he wrote and later published a novel, THIS THING CALLED LOVE, in which a sixteen-year-old boy struggles to understand and deal with his parents, whose marriage is being torn apart by alcoholism and infidelity.

You can find Peter Rizzolo at:

Forbidden Harvest

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yves fey

Yves Fey began drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon and writing when she was twelve. She holds a Bachelor’s in Pictorial Arts from UCLA, and a MFA from the University of Oregon in Creative Writing. In her varied career, she has been a tie dye artist, go-go dancer, baker, creator of ceramic beasties, illustrator, fiction teacher, and finally, novelist.

She’s won prizes for her chocolate desserts, and her current obsession is designing perfumes inspired by her characters and by the magical city of Paris. A Libra with Scorpio Rising, Yves’ romantic nature takes on a darker edge. She hopes these shadows bring depth.

A world traveller, Yves has visited Paris, England, and Italy. She lived for two years in Jakarta, Indonesia, with many trips around Asia. She wishes she could live in Montmartre like her heroine, but feels lucky to reside across the bridge from San Francisco, with her husband and their three cats, an Asian Burmese dubbed Marlowe the Investigator and two rescued girls, half Siamese and half tabby, The Flying Bronte Sisters.

You can find Yves Fey at:

Floats The Dark Shadow

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Don S

Don Scribner grew up in a hard working blue collar town in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior. He loved the woods, the water and the street and credits all three as riches of life. ’Struggle gives one a breath of opportunity to become more’. A college flunkout turned university graduate, teacher and principal, Don stayed in education for years earning a wonderful reputation. But, his passion became the arts and while in academia Don wrote many children’s musical productions which earned exceptional reviews. Indeed a big fish in a little pond (lyric from his song Big Fish) Don swam toward the ocean with his heart leading him to CA and the entertainment industry.

Don’s many film credits stretch from the cult classic Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity, to the successful Wayne Kramer film The Cooler to more recently the title role in The Guide. His experience in television, stage, and film make him a favourite choice for both leading roles and character parts alike. He took the helm as writer, producer, and star of his acclaimed one-man stage show “ Two Rooms in the Valley“, which premiered on the stage of the Actor’s Forum Theatre, on the big screen at the Big Water Film Festival, as did his Let’s Make A Killing. Expect Too Scared To Dance, the sequel to Who Killed Love, out in 2014.

You can find Don Scribner at:


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daniel j weber

Daniel J Weber is a writer primarily. He writes whatever comes to mind, but general enjoys delving into things of a fantastic nature. (Does that make his writing fantastic? He will leave that to your discernment.) Daniel likes to write about topics and themes concerning self-discovery, self-esteem, and how the world around us effects who we were, are, and will become. Where he lives in particular is of little consequence, for he spends much of his time in his own imagination. If, however, you were to ask him, I would say Canada in general and Northern Ontario in particular.He is an avid supporter of all things DRM-free. Through writing, reading, and reviewing, he seeks to make the world a better place, one book at a time.

You can find Daniel J Weber at:

Dark Messages

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VIRGINIA WRIGHT (b. 1958) in Belfast, Maine is a five-time author, illustrator, food and nature photographer, blogger, recipe developer, and self-appointed Queen of recipe adaptation.

When she is not tending her organic herb garden, taking photographs, sifting through recipes, cooking,or spending time with her husband, she is doing what she loves doing most writing!

Virginia Wright first became a published author in 1981 when she sold her first writing to a regional magazine in the state of Maine. She also had several of her writings published in an Anthology- Soundings, by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine. She has contributed opinion articles to many online websites as a freelance writer.

You can find Virginia Wright at:


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julia flowers

A. T. Weaver is the pen name of a Kansas City grandmother of ten. She lives with her cat, Cleopatra, in downtown Kansas City, MO. When she was growing up, the word gay meant happy and carefree and homosexuals were called queer or ‘one-of-those’. However, she never heard those terms until she was married and a mother. In 2003, through a TV show called Boy Meets Boy, A.T ‘met’ over 3,000 gay men in a Yahoo group. These men educated her as to the inequalities suffered by the LGBT community and she became a staunch ally. She visited one of the men in San Francisco who lived just up the street from the Castro. As he showed her around, they stopped in front of what was once Harvey Milk’s camera store. Her question, “Who was Harvey Milk?” started her education into Gay history. A. T.’s aim is to move you in some way. Whether you laugh or cry, love it or hate it, she welcomes all comments, whether good or bad.

You can find A.T Weaver at:


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