We’re thrilled to have another Indie Author Showcase here at #litchat. As the market changes for authors publishing outside the traditional route, we’re seeing excellent works from emerging and established authors. This week in #litchat we’re featuring four authors whose indie-published books defy the old stereotype of the self-published book. Follow #litchat from 4-5 p.m. E.T. on the days noted below through Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
Technology and insanity combine to create a very bad week for the United States and the world in Seven Unholy Days. In this compelling thriller by Jerry Hatchett, tech celebrity Matt Decker is on top of the world until his flagship creation, the system that runs the U.S. power grid, suffers a crippling cyber attack. Chaos follows as a ruthless maniac sets out to create his own version of Revelation’s battle of Armageddon. And he’s making it personal as he blames Decker for the escalating disasters that stretch from New York to Israel to the “sulfurous scarps of hell.”
Chatscript from Jerry Hatchett’s session in #litchat can be read here.
Wednesday: Jon Harrison, The Banks of Certain Rivers
In Jon Harrison‘s The Banks of Certain Rivers, Neil Kazenzakis is barely holding his life together: ever since an accident left his wife profoundly disabled, he’s been doing his best as a single dad and popular high school teacher. He’s also been dealing with Lauren Downey, his sort-of girlfriend of the past two years who’s pushing for a commitment—and for Neil to finally tell his son Christopher about their secret relationship.
Neil’s carefully balanced world begins to fall apart when some questionable footage of him is anonymously posted to YouTube…just as Chris learns about Lauren in the worst possible way. Doubting his own recollection of the events in the online video as he’s threatened with the loss of his job and the ability to care for his wife, Neil must find a way to prove the truth to his family, his community, and himself as he struggles to regain the splintered trust of his son.
Chatscript from Jon Harrison’s session in #litchat can be read here.
Friday: Chuck Adams & Andrew Scott Brooks, Bestseller: How Talented Writers Become Bestselling Authors
Bestseller, by legendary Algonquin editor Chuck Adams and coauthor Andrew Scott Brooks, outlines what has worked in the past and what will work in the future to get noticed. Adams and Brooks have taken an alternate route toward indie publishing by crowdfunding through Indiegogo prior to publishing the book. Supporters can expect a multilevel tier of pricing and product options, from ebooks to signed hardcovers and exclusive manuscript evaluations and editing by Adams.
For writers who self-publish, it’s even more important to know how editors like Adams think. Anyone with a passion for writing and the basic ability to write can write a bestselling novel. It can be as simple, or as difficult, as developing a voice and creating an engaging story. Adams has made a career out of discovering and mentoring authors such as Mary Higgins Clark, Sandra Brown, Jackie Collins, Robert Goolrick, and Sara Gruen.
Chatscript from Chuck Adams and Andrew Scott Brooks session in #litchat can be read here.