Indie Author Day

indie-author-dayTomorrow, all across the land, libraries will be celebrating independent authors. It’s a natural collaboration, although harder to make the connection than you might think.

It’s the usual problem of discoverability – letting libraries know our books are available through their preferred channels – combined with the obsolescing notion that self-published books must be inferior. That might have been true once upon a time and there are certainly still plenty of cringe-worthy indie works out there, but increasingly, indie books are where the midlist – engaging, original, well-written books that aren’t trendy enough for an airport.

Come out and see for yourself!

I’m doing my presentation about Business Plans for Creative People, mostly about defining goals but other parts also, at 4:00 in the San Antonio West branch of BiblioTech

Here’s the whole San Antonio program.


2505 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio TX 78221

Cynthia Levesque, Blogging and Social Media – Is it for me?

11:00AM – MEET THE AUTHORS (table event)
Jerry Frazier – Mystery/History
Alex Bexar – Science Fiction
Jo Condrill – Nonfiction, Self-Help
Andrea Stehle – Science Fiction/Fantasy
Nicholas Paschall – Horror
Richard Poe – Literary Fiction

A’Mera Frieman – Breaking the Line Books



2003 S. Zarzamora, Bldg. 10, San Antonio, TX 78207

Robin Cutler – Director, IngramSpark
Kiera Parrott – Reviews Director, Library Journal
Jim Blanton – Chair, Kentucky Public Library Association
L. Penelope – Author, Paranormal & Fantasy Romance
Jon Fine, Moderator – Publishing Relations,

Diamond Wilson, Ten Ways to Build Your Platform

Jim Slattery, Self-Publishing

3:00PM – MEET THE AUTHORS (table event)
Jeffrey Truitt – Children’s
Gail Hart – Romance
Sally Jane Driscoll – Nonfiction, History
Michael Earney – Children’s and YA
Bob Doerr – Mystery, Thriller
Jim Slattery – Fiction, Social Science

Anna Castle, Business Plans for Creative People

The Rest of the Nation

You can look up your locality up on the main page. If your library isn’t on there, call or write to express your profound indignation and your assumption that they will get with the program in 2017. Harrumph!

Upcoming event: How to Write a Mystery

How to Write a Mystery

Thursday, 23 July, 6:00 – 8:00pm    

Pflugerville, Texas
Pflugerville Public Library

Everyone’s got a novel in them; maybe yours involves a dastardly crime? I can’t teach you everything in two hours, but I can help you get started and give you a raft of resources to carry you forward.

Come join us! It ought to be fun and Pflugerville’s beautiful library is a treat in itself.


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