One of the brilliant aspects of social media is that you can interact with authors in a way you never could before. I've gotten to be friends with some writers, both published and not, and many of them I look forward to speaking with weekly or even daily.
In celebration of some of my new author friends, my friend Allie and I have decided to dub our summer reading lists My Indie Summer! We are dedicating our summers to some of the up and coming writers who are breaking the stigma laid on self-published authors for centuries now. These authors have gone through rigorous editing, formatting and design to bring truly gorgeous books to the table.
We'd like to celebrate Independent authors and their willingness to be open and generous to us as newbies in the publishing world. Whether it's offering advice or friendship, we totally appreciate them and hope to be able to do the same for others who come after us.
Allie has a lovely line up listed at her blog, be sure to check them out before we officially kick off the summer next Friday. We'll be talking about what we read on Twitter with the hashtag #myindiesummer There are no rules. Just good reads by great authors. If you have some Indies on your TBR list, why not pick it up and chat with us?
Here's my tentative list:
Laiden's Daughter by Suzan Tisdale
Becoming by Raine Thomas
Inhale by Kendall Grey
Hybrid by Vanessa Wester
Twixt by Diane Reed
Central by Raine Thomas
The Selkie Spell by Sophie Moss
Molly Hacker is Too Picky by Lisette Brodey
Pentecost by JF Penn
Blood Orchids by Toby Neal
Witch Song by Amber Argyle
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Foretold by Raine Thomas
Allie and I are open to ideas- if you have something super special in mind leave a comment and we'll see what magic we can conjure up. And, of course we'll keep you posted with any new developments.