Category Archives: Indy Author Event

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Amabel Daniels

Amabel Daniels

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, three adventurous little girls, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

\Anywhere without interruption! If I’m really in the zone, I won’t even stop to eat.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting all the readers! Talking about books is always an excellent way to pass time.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Sandra Brown

What author would you love to write with?

Haven’t considered it.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Meeting my first “fan”!

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://facebook.com/AmabelDaniels/ @AmabelDaniels
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14589104.Amabel_Daniels
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amabel_daniels
Website: www.amabeldaniels.com
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amabel-daniels
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amabeldaniels/ @amabeldaniels
Newsletter sign up: http://bit.ly/2k0emBd

What are your buy links?

Here is my first book, Better Than the Best
https://amzn.to/2VgbUKW

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – JC Valentine

J.C. Valentine

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hola! I’m JC Valentine. I enjoy long walks on the beach and sweet iced tea, no matter the weather. My kids are my life, my husband my rock and often a source of inspiration, and I collect animals like some people collect beanie babies. A writer of all things romance, you never know what I’ll deliver next, so strap yourself in, open your mind, and enjoy the ride–you won’t be disappointed 😉

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I write wherever I can. Living room, in bed… as long as it’s quiet and uninterrupted and I have a bowl of chips beside me, we’re good to go!

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The anxiety! All kidding aside, it’s always amazing to meet readers and catch up with fans–and do a little fangirling myself!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

JR Ward is my unicorn. I may not write like her or even in her genre, but she rocks my socks and I devour her stories.

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JCValetineAuthor
Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/2rUV0RM
Website: www.jcvalentine.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorJCV
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2s0b8Bs
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2SooyTp
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2s1B1ks
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2xmdptN
Google Plus: http://bit.ly/2LED72K
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/JCVNewsletter
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-c-valentine
Reviewer Sign-Up: https://goo.gl/forms/lNFXDyF1JdyuXULQ2

What are your buy links?

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2s1B1ks
B&N: http://bit.ly/2DjzBHO
iTunes: http://apple.co/1BSnXf7
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2GtJipb

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Cora Cade

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Cora Cade- Ohio native, fur mom to 4 rotten dogs, romcom author.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I have an office closet, so I tiny space. My 4 dogs are always with me and I’m not much of a snacker when I write, so no food.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I really enjoy talking with new people one on one. I love stories and laughing with people.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Shelly Laurenston! I adore her work. I would totally fangirl all over her.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

When I got the call from my editor when I sold my first book. I started out a trad author and then quickly moved to indie. But I’ll never forget that feeling when someone actually wanted my book.

What are your social links?

https://www.coracade.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CoraCade/

 https://www.pinterest.com/coracade/

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Cora-Cade/e/B00CDX8W3E/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Jaime Russell

Jaime Russell

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Jaime Russell and I’m horrible at talking about myself. I stutter and stammer when someone asks me questions about my books or even me. I love reading, watching movies, cuddling with my puppies, spending time with family, and trying fun colors with my hair. I’m socially awkward and I always apologize for being weird. Give me fireball shots and call me pretty then I’m putty in your hands. HA

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is in my bed, watching something on the TV which is usually a Hallmark movie or Criminal Minds/Burn Notice. I have to have my Mountain Dew, fireball, Twizzlers, and chocolate.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love being able to talk about books. I love being able to talk about book boyfriends and not get the weird looks.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

E.L. James(I know cliche) but she is the reason for getting me back into the love of reading. Danielle Steel is my all time favorite author who I’d do just about anything to make that happen.

What author would you love to write with?

C.G. Lee, Teri Kay, Chelle C Craze, Letha Gene, Kristina Canday, and all of the great women of the MC world,

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I cried the first time someone who wasn’t a family member or close friend came up to me and told me that she loved my book. Hitting the publish button on my first book and then hyperventilating into a bag afterwards was a great memory. I actually have that picture because it was funny.

What are your social links?

Instagram @jaimelynnrussell
Twitter @mamabear824
Email jaimerussellauthor@outlook.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/jaimerussellauthor
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/jaimerusellauthor

What are your buy links?

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jaime-russell

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/ap/RQKOr8/Jaime-Russell

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Anna Hague

Anna Hague

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Anna Hague. I’m from central Indiana, and by day, well by night, technically, I’m a sports reporter for a newspaper. My husband and I have three parrots, two dogs, and we’ve had 11 foreign exchange students. I love sports and travel, we go as much as we can.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I have an office, but sometimes when I want some light from outside, I go to my kitchen table. Popcorn. I’m a huge popcorn lover

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love getting to put the faces with the names of people I get to know on Facebook. Getting personal feedback on my books is great too. And can’t forget the afterparty. That thing is awesome. I’m mean you can’t go wrong with a mashed potato bar.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Carl Hiassen.

What author would you love to write with?

Anya Breton. She’s just so much fun to be around.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Getting my first publishing contract.

What are your social links?

annahague.com

www.facebook.com/annahagueauthor,


twitter: www.twitter.com.AnnaHagueAuthor


Instagram: www.instagram.com/annahagueauthor,


Readers group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2105347573115139/

 

What are your buy links?

https://amzn.to/2mA7s6J,
http://bit.ly/2K6yMmuAngel

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – CJ Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty After a lifetime of loving to read, my son encouraged me to write my own stores. Three years and 11 Fan Fiction stories later, my first book was published. That was 6 years ago. I can hardly believe it. Since then, twelve more books followed. I have attended 8 book signing events. Met readers from all over the world and my world view has tripled in size. I would have missed so much had I not taken my son’s advice. I’ve been married to my husband for 43 years and we have two adult children.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is anywhere someone is freshening my coffee on a regular basis. I carry a notebook with me whenever I know I’ll be sitting for a bit because I have thoughts or scenes play out in my head at any time. If I’m writing at home in my office space, then there has to be something salty and Dt. Dew in my mug.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

People! I am such an introvert but signings bring out the best in me. These are my people, my tribe; even if they don’t read Gay romance/mysteries, they read and that gives us a connection. Also, getting a chance to meet up with authors, I have chatted with on line and even the ones that I fangirl over myself. It’s all about the people contact.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I have had the enormous pleasure of meeting two of the authors that I never thought would be possible. Karen Marie Moning (she writes the Fever Series) has long been a favorite and then there’s Josh Lanyon! I met her last October at GRL and oh my gosh, I was on cloud nine for days. Both women have made a huge impact on my reading and writing. If I had to pick someone that I am sure I would never meet, it would Dan Brown. The first time I read the Da Vinci Code, I read for 24 hours straight. Couldn’t stop until I finished it.

What author would you love to write with?

What an unusual question? I have no idea is my answer. I’ve never thought about co-writing with someone. Not because I’m not open to the idea, but because I don’t have any idea how it works. And,

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader recognized me as C.J. It was thrilling.

What are your social links?

Instragram / cjbat727
Twitter / @cbaty
Facebook / www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Blog / www.cjbaty.blogspot.com
MeWe / https://mewe.com/profile/5ae3f292a5f4e56de6282aa8
Also on MeWe my group is called ‘Let’s Talk Book’

What are your buy links?

Author page on Amazon / www.amazon.com/C.-J.-Baty/e/B00K2ISIQI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1546215780&sr=1-2-ent
Books2Read.com

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Rochelle Bradley

Rochelle Bradley
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Rochelle Bradley
I try to put an artistic spin on everything I do but there are two things I continually fail at miserably:
1. Cooking (seriously, I can burn water)
2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off)

I consider myself undomesticated, though I love baking and make a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode I’m quiet, however, my mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, my foot.

I am a Bearcat, an interior decorator, a cat mom, and I’m fluent in sarcasm.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I write in coffee shops or cafes. Dayton has a new place called Epic Coffee Shoppe and it’s, well, pretty epic. Chai lattes are a go to when I’m out but at home I love a glass of red wine when I edit. Cookies or brownies are nice too.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting new people (both readers and authors) and BOOKS!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

James Rollins. I found one of his books at a yard sale and it jumpstarted my drive to write (after I read his currant books of course). I want to say thank you and have him sign my shelf of books.

What author would you love to write with?

This one is hard. A Dayton author I would love to collaborate with would be Aliya Dalrae even though she writes paranormal and I don’t (yet). We have similar senses of humor and would be snort-laughing throughout writing process. I’d also be happy to collaborate with Carolyn Brown. She’s nice (I met her and her hubby at the RWA national con last year) and knows what she’s doing.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

There are many memorable things I could list: the feeling when I was first live on Amazon, my first library event, when a paperback arrives and I hold it for the first time… but my favorite so far is the first time a reader contacted me and talked about my characters as family. She knew my story almost as well as I. It was awesome to know I lifted her spirits and made her giggle.

What are your social links?

https://twitter.com/AuthorRochelleB
https://www.instagram.com/rochelle.bradley/
https://www.pinterest.com/BradleyRochelle/
https://rochellebradley.com/
https://www.bookbub.com/profile/rochelle-bradley
https://www.facebook.com/RochelleBradleyAuthor/
https://rochellebradley.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/302601987137169/ (Fan Group)

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0778LRCW8

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNJR8JB

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NYK7KSV

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Double-D-Ranch/Rochelle-Bradley/9781947561014?id=7395422175412

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-double-d-ranch-rochelle-bradley/1127619019?ean=9781947561014

 

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Lauren Helms

Lauren Helms
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Lauren Helms, and I’m a romance author! I write flirty and nerdy contemporary romance. My first three books are part of my Gamer Boy series. My next release is a standalone, but part of the multi-author series, 425 Madison. I’ve been an author for three years now, and I still love it!

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite place, but its the only place, my desk at home. And while I’m writing, I don’t eat. But when the words aren’t flowing I snack on candy.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I’ve only been to one signing. It was a small event at my local library. I enjoyed talking with readers and meeting author authors. I’m really excited about the Author Indy Event this September.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

My unicorn authors are Lauren Layne and Colleen Hoover.

What author would you love to write with?

I would love to write with author Cassie Graham.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

That would have to be when I meet someone (in real life AND online) who I don’t have connections with, and they have read my books and loved them. It makes me feel like people are actually reading my words.

What are your social links?

FB – http://bit.ly/2qQxHKy
Twitter – bit.ly/laurenehelms
Newsletter – bit.ly/2sF6NC1
Goodreads – bit.ly/laurenGR
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/LaurenHelms85/
IG – bit.ly/2stuqhq
Reader Group – https://bit.ly/2EJlblN
BookBub – http://bit.ly/2Cf04rH
Books + Main – http://bit.ly/2DfSCM6

What are your buy links?

Amazon – https://amzn.to/2IqJ68N

 

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Alianne Donnelly

Alianne Donnelly
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Alianne Donnelly, and I write fiction across multiple genres with varying degrees of romance. Most of my books are fantasy or science-fiction. I love to incorporate fairy tales, history, and mythology into my stories.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My favorite place to write is a south-facing room in my house. It gets tons of natural light all throughout the day. I sit on the couch an have an inspiring view of an overflowing bookcase right in front of me! 🙂 I tend to crave salty snacks when I write so chips of some kind are an absolute must to have within reach at all times.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

]Ask me again in September! 😀 The Indy Author Event will be my very first. I am super excited and a bit terrified… But mostly excited!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I’ve been fortunate to have already met her while getting a book signed! An amazing, funny lady with an incredible writing talent: Kresley Cole. 🙂

What author would you love to write with?

That would be the incomparable Kresley Cole again. <3

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Any time someone raves about one of my books. Seriously, that’s the best thing in the world. Better than pizza, and I do so love my pizza…

What are your social links?

I can be found on Facebook and Instagram mostly, and my screen name for both of them is @AlianneDonnelly 🙂

What are your buy links?

Author Website: https://aliannedonnelly.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alianne-Donnelly/e/B004DPF9KY
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/”Alianne%20Donnelly”
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/alianne6donnelly
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AlianneDonnelly

 

 

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Kerri Ann

Kerri Ann
Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I love Jelly! I mean Kelly, Kelly!

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

Twizzlers. Tea. Favorite place is my chair, but Starbucks or under a tree will do too

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Hugs. Sneaking into other parties and causing mayhem. Or hugs.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

He’s dead. That’s more Stephen Kingish thank unicorn, but I guess Kresely Cole would be a second choice if I had to pick one. I guess I’ll meet Shakespeare another time.

What author would you love to write with?

The one who likes me.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My first one star. I love being told I suck.

What are your social links?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15556808.Kerri_Ann
BookBub: www.bookbub.com/authors/kerri-ann
Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorkerriann
Kerri Ann’s Website: www.authorkerriann.com
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LoveandDreams
Twitter https://twitter.com/Daresanddreams
Newsletter Page subscribepage.com/KerriAnn
MeWe https://mewe.com/i/kerri/ann
Book+Main Bites https://www.bookandmainbites.com/kerriann
Tumblr https://www.tumblr.com/follow/authorkerriann
Amazon Page goo.gl/pNzGEX
Street team https://www.facebook.com/groups/1218799488152517/

What are your buy links?

You sure ask for a lot…. I listed my website and Amazon above. 😈🤪