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Book Release Day: “When We Go Missing” — Kristen Twardowski

Happy and proud to announce that my author buddy Kristen Twardowski has released her debut novel WHEN WE GO MISSING today! Congrats KT!!! Amazon link: When We Go Missing – by Kristen Twardowski   Today is the day that I can officially say that I published a book. When We Go Missing, my debut novel, is live and available for purchase in print and e-book form on Amazon. (The e-book version is also in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a member, you can grab it for free!) When We Go Missing is […] via Book Release Day: “When We Go Missing” — Kristen Twardowski

A Chat with Aliens In the Soda Machine Author REGGIE LUTZ

Welcome to the first edition of Causing a Ruckus on Ruckerpedia, in which I your host conducts an exclusive Q&A interview session with someone you should know more about.  In this inaugural edition I have fellow indie author Reggie Lutz (I’ve said this before, call her Regina at your own peril). On Friday, May 1st via Amazon, Ms. Lutz (author of the novel Haunted) will release Aliens in the Soda Machine and Other Strange Tales, a small short story collection of ten terrific tales, featuring the lead story “Ice Mason”, originally published in Best New Writing 2008 (Hopewell Publications, 2008), and for which she received the Publisher’s Choice designation for the Eric Hoffer Award; “One-Hundred-Eyed Curse”, which originally saw light in the Greek Myths Revisited anthology (Wicked East Press, 2011); the novella “Fork You – A Gladiola Johnson Story (For Proserpine)” originally from Panverse One (Panverse Publishing, 2009); and the title story which was previously unpublished, while six other new stories round out the collection. So, without further ado, here’s my Q&A [ plus anecdotes …

MEET REGGIE LUTZ – AUTHOR OF HAUNTED

In this latest edition of “friends of B” spotlights I have fellow music enthusiast and writer buddy Reggie Lutz (call her Regina at your own peril).  Ms. Lutz is the rather seriously talented and up-and-coming author of the novel Haunted. Here’s a summary tease from the Amazon listing description: Gwendolyn McTutcheon can’t move on even though she’s been dead for a year. Having left behind a grieving husband, Evan; and three sisters, Trudy, Bethany, and Sarah; she knows there is work yet to do. Sarah, Gwen’s youngest sister, is back in town to help her two remaining sisters confront a depressed Evan about settling Gwen’s will. Still grieving—and raw from wrongful accusations made by Trudy and Bethany that he’d murdered his wife—Evan must set to the task of putting the past, and Gwen, to rest. But not all of the past stays in the past when Sarah offers her help and a romance between her and Evan begins. After all, it was that inappropriate kiss years ago that sparked the notion he might have harmed his …

SELF-PUBLISHING IS NOT A CONTACT SPORT

There’s an interesting article on Don Massenzio’s Blog entitled “Self-Publishing – Your Fellow Authors are not Your Enemies – Let’s Help Each Other”.  As many of us have learned in our arduous journey through writing and publishing, it’s our fellow authors who have been great resources to us.  If you’re an author in the self-publishing arena, I highly recommend you read this article. As a huge advocate of my writing brethren, I’ve long believed in the spirit of this and four years ago I was really trumpeting a horn in a call to arms, summoning my fellow authors (at least in my small network) to band together for the common cause of supporting and promoting one another across the vast virtual landscape of the Internet.  At the time I was a member of the Board of Directors for the Silver Pen Writers Association.  In 2011 I strongly believed in the need to create a website that could somehow become “the MySpace or Facebook of and for indie Authors” – a kind of one-stop place to …