Haunting you this Hallow’s Eve

Ghostly Writes Anthology first blog tour stop by Claire Plaisted. #GhostlyWrites #Anthology #PlaistedHousePublishing
A haunting collection dor your spooky reading pleasure. Very happy to.have been a contributing author in this chilling anthology of ghostly tales.

Plaisted Publishing

Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016

It is that time of year again when authors love to haunt you with our scary, horror filled books that will thrill anyone who loves Halloween.

Ghostly Writes Anthology, presented to you by Plaisted Publishing House, Ltd, New Zealand, with a selection of 26 Indie Authors from around the world.  This eBook will be available wordwide from the 31st October. (KINDLE will be late due to getting PERMA FREE established) Each story has its own focus, be it a haunting or not. There are creepy cottages, houses and creatures. Some you won’t want to read at night.

One thing you will notice is that we have left the English Grammar and Spelling in the country of origin – like it or not, it is what it is – English from around the globe.

This year our authors and their stories are:

A Dying Scream – J…

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The People Behind the Indie Authors/ Indie Services Providers

 

Hello one and all. Today I bring you the people behind the Indie authors. The illustrators, cover artists, formatters, publishers, editors and more.

While the story line and plot itself are the sole work of the authors there is much to be said for those that make it all possible for us. I’ve met many great indie service providers since launching my writing career and would be remiss if I didn’t spotlight some of them here for the world to see and know. While this isn’t a full listing of providers it’s still covers quite a few that were kind enough to provide me with their info and links to share here with you.

Before you go on to check out this awesome list of great and talented folks, I would like to say

Thank you to all of you. Your services are important to Indie authors and without you some of us may be left hanging in the wind with no idea of what to do after the story is written.

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First on my list is the very sweet, word guru,  professional,  personable and reasonably priced Jenelle Roxie Marshall a fine editor and owner/operator of the wonderfully named business,  The Art Of Syntax, LLC.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jenelle. She edited my very first work, The Orchid Keeper novella. She has since gone on to edit other indie authors works and it has been said she is delightful to work with. She’s adept at what she does, and remains respectful and mindful of the creative minds of her clients. She fully understands how important our works are to us ( She is an author of some very fine poetry and musings herself!), and she provides her services with that in mind. If your looking for a thorough editor with a massive knowledge of words, synonyms, grammer and puncuation then I suggest you contact The Art of Syntax. Competitive pricing, and detailed feedback with her edits. Also, she has great skill as a ghost writer. You can learn more on that part o her skills by visiting any of the links I have included.

 Ps. She is an editor at heart and her editor hat is always on… And I bet she will more than likely find quite a few errors in this post 😉

Her link below:

Facebook page, where you can get to know the owner of The Art of Syntax, LLC and check out the projects she has and is currently working on. See TAOS here.

 

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Adam Mitchell  is a truly talented artist. He recently did a map for one of my books and I could not be happier with the end results. In the future I fully intend on having him sketch my book characters as well. Timely, efficient and very personable to work with. Adam has also written a couple books and has provided a few links for you to check out below.

Here’s a bit from the man himself:

I OFFER, WHERE POSSIBLE, CUSTOM HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS . TOTALLY CUSTOM MAPS AND OTHER CARTOGRAPHIC SERVICE. ALSO AM BREAKING INTO BOOK COVERS.


I’VE ALSO RELEASED TWO NOVELS ALL OF WHICH ARE SOLD ON MY WEB PAGE .

 

MY FACEBOOK PAGES FOR ILLUSTRATIONS MY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ILLUSTRATIONS

The wonderful map he made for me will soon be gracing the front page of my upcoming book, The Fading Light. Samples of his work can be found on his pages and websites.

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A good cover is imperative. It’s the first thing a reader sees. Covers are like a books calling card. A successful cover can lead to initial sales. Much like when you go out to eat, those pictures of food in the menu draw you to a certain entree, dessert, refreshment etc. The face of our books are very important. It takes real,and true, talent to put together an awesome cover for our babies.

Speaking of real and true talent I bring to the table the lively Julie Nicholls cover artist extraordinaire.  My next book will have her art on its cover. I’ve seen some of her covers and I am truly impressed. She also does some pretty awesome banners.

Here’s a word and some links form Julie; 


 I am Julie Nicholls and I’m also known as Mirishka and JMN Art. As well as an author, I am a graphic designer and creating covers and banners is my game. All of my covers are my own creation, and some of them are digital paintings and some manipulations.


If you’re looking for a cover for your next masterpiece, be it a fantasy romance, urban fantasy, women’s fiction or any other genre, I’m your gal.

My official website hosts some of my works, you can click the link below to see them.

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I thought you’d like to see one of my own personal favorites. This is for my latest novel, Dragon Moon. It started out as a pre made cover that I posted on my site at a reduced rate, but when I had the idea for a new novel, I decided I should keep it. It started out on the left and finished as my own cover.

julienicholls.com Dragon Moon


.I also create banners for social media or web sites, and promotional banners.




You can find me on Twitter @juliemirishka

On Facebook as Mirishka’s Artwork

Mirishka’s Artwork

Also please visit my > website to view more of my cover and banner artwork.

I’m easy going, will work with you to find the best possible cover for your novel, and my rates are extremely competitive.

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Joe Compton is a blessing to the Indie world. He has set up a platform that allows for authors to get exposure, discuss their works, inspirations and processes. A fine promoter of all things indie Joe Comptons GoIndieNow platform/site is a go to for what’s going on with some great indie authors/artists. When it comes to offering a place to put yourself and your work out there Joe is your guy. He and those that work with him at GoIndieNow are a must do for many. I allow the man himself to tell you more;

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From Joe Compton, 


GoIndieNow is an online platform that fosters, highlights, and promotes Indies of all art forms and disciplines. We do that in a lot of ways. The best is through our video content. We have our flagship show, GOINDIENOW, a monthly video magazine style show with 3 or 4 featured interviews, a BULLETIN BOARD segment that gives performers insight to places to submit their work and be seen, a NEW RELEASES segment which highlights all the new and exciting things coming out of the world of Indie Artistry,and review segments for even more exposure to Indie artists.We do another fun video show called COFFEE BREAK that is a rapid fire question/conversation with 1 featured artist. We also have a monthly LIVE PANEL Discussion Show, where we talk about the issues and give insight to our worlds.

 TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW OR PANEL

 lATEST COFFE BREAK EPISODE

 LATEST FLAGSHIP SHOW

LAST MONTH’S LIVE PANEL ON BOOK COVERS: http://youtu.be/jYDyLs63rqM

website: http://goindienow.com

FACEBOOK

twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Joedream73

audio podcast version of show http:indienow.po//godbean.com

GoIndieNow is an online platform that fosters, highlights, and promotes Indies of all art forms and disciplines. We do that in a lot of ways. The best is through our video content. We have our flagship show, GOINDIENOW, a monthly video magazine style show with 3 or 4 featured interviews, a BULLETIN BOARD segment that gives performers insight to places to submit their work and be seen, a NEW RELEASES segment which highlights all the new and exciting things coming out of the world of Indie Artistry,and review segments for even more exposure to Indie artists.We do another fun video show called COFFEE BREAK that is a rapid fire question/conversation with 1 featured artist. We also have a monthly LIVE PANEL Discussion Show, where we talk about the issues and give insight to our worlds.

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Anika /Raven Blackburn is an artist and an author from the country of Germany. Another wonderful book cover artist.  I have had the pleasure, through other authors, to see some of her covers and I must say that she certainly has talent. I have read that she is wonderful to work with and delivers, to the author, a wonderful rendition of the writers vision. Her covers relate to the books content very well. Not only is this service provider a wonderful book cover artist , she is also a pretty well established author herself. 

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She specializes in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, but she also loves to create Science Fiction and Horror book covers. When she’s not creating covers or writing stories, you can find her curled up with her cats, coffee and a good book or watching Netflix.


Links:

www.selfpubbookcovers.com/ravenborn

Ravenborn.www.facebook.com/Covers

~Anika aka Raven Blackburn

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Without the help and knowledge of an assistant the weight of it all can overwhelm an author. That is the very reason some of us hire an Author Assistant. I introduce Karina Kantas, author assistant pro.  There is nothing like having someone on your side and in your corner. Kantas not only brings what she promises to the table, she brings more. 

A testimonial by J. Compton

There’s a lot of marketing and promotional sites and a lot this and that promised to you as an artist out there, but with Karina, she has more than a promise. She has your best interest at heart. I think there is no value too high for that. Do you?

This is a testimonial that supports that very statement…do yourself favor and if you need some marketing done or you struggle with the business at hand of selling yourself and getting your name out there, talk to Karina Kantas and KKantas AuthorAssist.

 


Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010977245139&fref=ts

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Lynn Lamb, author of The Survivor Diaries and more, is another person who is indispensable to some authors. A true jack of all trades Lamb does just about everything; writes, assists, trailers, pomos, teasers etc. I have a trailer for my novella that she did and I am extremely happy with it. She gets deep into the emotion an author wishes to portray and  brings it to life in her trailers, banners, promos and teasers. With an education in film making Lynn brings a lot to the table and she puts it all to good use. 

Here is the wonderful trailer she did for my novella:

The Orchid Keeper Trailer
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Heres a bit from Lynn;

Bio:
When I started writing, I thought the hardest part of putting out a book would be bleeding my heart out on the page. Little did I know that, in this new world of the indie author, the real challenge would be to get seen in a swamp of millions of books published each year.

My BA in Film certainly positioned me in the book trailer arena, but I also went about perfecting “banner” making. Now, I am hoping to share my skills with those writers too busy to fuss with learning photo and video editing.

I would love to help you get your hard work presented in a professional manner. I understand tight marketing budgets and will do my best to work with you to create images that match your imagination. Stay on top of the latest book marketing tends with Book Banners Etc!


Full menu of author services: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/menu.html

Banners: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/banners.html

Book Trailers: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/book-trailers.html

Facebook Book Launch Coordinator: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/book-launch-coordinator.html

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Janelle and Rob Alex ….Every authors dream team!!!!!

Rob and Janell Alex are wonderful and the vast amount of knowledge between the two of them is something they willingly share with Indie authors around the globe. The information these two share, in their groups, Live Facebook feeds etc. has helped me immensely. Both are very personable and approachable people. With them there is no dumb question and they do their very est to answer any and all questions. Our success as writers is important to them. They understand the creative process so keenly I believe because they both have gone through it all. They are both writers/authors themselves, so the advice they give and the help they offer is tried and true. They have a wonderful group called Creative Marketing for Authors and I have learned a lot in that group and the Live video feeds they do on a weekly basis. 

LINKS, TESTIMONIALS & A BIT ABOUT THEM;

Private Coaching:

http://authorstalkaboutit.com/coaching/personal-coaching/

Author VIP Day:
http://authorstalkaboutit.com/author-vip-day/

Podcast
http://www.authorstalkabout.com

Social Media:

http://www.facebook.com/AlexFamilyAdventures
http://www.instagram.com/AlexFamilyAdventures
http://www.twitter.com/janelledalex
http://www.facebook.com/janelle.alex

Testimonials:

Janelle and Rob Alex helped me create magic. They spent a considerable amount of time getting to know my brand and my message.  Simply put, Janelle and Rob are not only wonderfully talented people but deliver results! – Laura Corn, New York Times Best Selling Author of 101 Nights of Great Sex

I finally found the gems I was looking for to improve my social media – Janelle and Robert.  They take the time to understand their client’s branding and direction of their marketing. They ask the right questions and carefully listen to the answers.  They are simply some of the greatest professionals I’ve ever met.  – Patrice Bisiot, Celebrity Hairstylist, Author, Motivational Speaker

It is refreshing to work with people who put in the time to authentically help other authors. – Darryl Lyons, Co-founder and CEO of Pax Financial Group, Author of Small Business Big Pressure

Inklings author, Meg Hafdahl’s interview was fun, easy to do and a great marketing success. – Fern Brady, Executive Director and CEO of Houston Writers Guild

Thanks so much to Janelle and Rob for intervieing me on Authors Talk About It show.  I really enjoyed the chat and appreciated their very energectic and refreshing interview style.  The questions were great!  They really deliver on providing relevant content to their listeners. – Chuck Blakeman, CranksetGroup, Author of Why Employees are Always a Bad Idea

I appreciated the time and effort that went into our discussion. Not just the time spent, but the obvious time spend on preparing for the chat beforehand, and the focus and astute observations in the course of our time together.  Many thanks! – Michaelbrent Collings, Bestselling Novelist, Screenwriter and Writing Instructor

 More can be found here



Dr. Janelle Alex, Ph.D.
Traveling Entrepreneur – Living Free – Currently in Panama City Beach, FL

I’m a visibility coach for women entrepreneurs, who dream of traveling the world with their families but don’t know how to be seen by their ideal clients and fans. I help them develop a “Here I Am” plan that fits their lifestyle, so they can create personal freedom while having super successful businesses and thriving relationships as moms and wives.


Join my brand new Facebook Group – Women Entrepreneurs Blazing a Trail

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Well folks, that is it for this installment of, The People Behind The Indie Authors. Stay tuned for another installment next week ,where we will take a good look at some indie publishers, Markie Jordan- Madden and Claire Plaisted, of Metamorph Publishing and Plaisted House Publishing, some indie editors, beta readers and much more.

Thanks for reading.

Blessings,

Jennife Deese-Author