IndieVengeance Day 2015

Last week I traveled to Dallas for an annual book signing known as IndieVengeance Day. We get together, the indies and I, once a year and hang out. We also sell books: small books, big books, books that climb on rocks. Okay, none of them climbed rocks, but a couple have ghosts, and that’s just as good.

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The journey started in the air…

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

But quickly involved books and stress cubes.

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

Hey, poetry!

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith
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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

The books and their Davros. Muahaha.

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Scott’s fortune cookie predicted a photo bomb.

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And there was this yummy croissant.

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Photograph by Claudette Peercy

The Justice League prepared to fight evil… and sell books.

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Photograph by Claudette Peercy

After Red Lobster. Don’t we look full?

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I found this steer at the airport.

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My last view of Dallas.

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It was an incredible event filled with my favorite people on earth. Once more, my deepest thanks to Amber Norrgard for all the hard work she did setting everything up.

You can find information on the authors in attendance here:

Julie Fraynhttp://juliebird.ca

James Peercy: http://www.jameswilliampeercy.com

Amber Jerome-Norrgard: http://amberjeromenorrgard.com

Stacey Roberts: http://www.trailertrashbook.com

Paula Walker Baker: https://paulawalkerbaker.wordpress.com

Jacqueline E. Smith: http://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com

Debbie Watts Reece: http://www.beebopbooks.com

Susie Clevenger: http://www.susieclevenger.com

Book Review: Jack Learns to Grill by Paula Walker Baker

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Jack Learns to Grill (Volume 1)

by Paula Walker Baker

5/5 stars

Jack Learns to Grill is a great story. People may not think this of children’s books, but it’s true. Jack is an adopted dog taken in and nurtured by a loving family. He finds his way in the world through curiosity and playful humor calling his owners “mom” and “dad” respectively. Not only will children love hearing and reading this book, but I think there’s a more important message behind it. We should treat animals kindly and with love; not only because they need us, but because we need them too.

Writing Spaces: Part Deux

I read an article last year on where famous authors do their writing. There were some remarkably inspiring locations and it made me wonder where the authors I know (the majority being small press and indie) write their stories, poetry, and other words. I collected photographs from ten talented writers last year. This year, I invited twelve more to do the same. They span the spectrum from paranormal to poetry and children’s fiction. Thank you once again to all the writers who let me into their homes and special places with their photographs: Paula Walker Baker, Melissa Craig, Michelle Franklin, Kelly Stone Gamble, Tracy James Jones, Dan Leicht, Dionne Lister, Jeanne McDonald, Charity Parkerson, Poppy Ruth SilverJacqueline E. Smith, and Danielle Thamasa.

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Paula Walker Baker, author of Jack Learns to Grill
Melissa Craig 1
Melissa Craig, author of The Unblemished Librarian
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Melissa Craig, author of The Unblemished Librarian
Michelle Franklin
Michelle Franklin, author of Khantara
Kelly Stone Gamble 1
Kelly Stone Gamble, author of They Call Me Crazy
Tracy James Jones
Tracy James Jones, author of Torn: Sixty Days of Calaboose
Dan Leicht 1
Dan Leicht, author of Blissfire
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Dan Leicht, author of Blissfire
Dionne Lister
Dionne Lister, author of Shadows of the Realm
Jeanne McDonald 2
Jeanne McDonald, author of The Truth in Lies
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Jeanne McDonald, author of The Truth in Lies
Charity Parkerson
Charity Parkerson, author of A Dash of Desire
Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver, author of Soon to Melt
Jackie Smith
Jacqueline E. Smith, author of Cemetery Tours
Danielle Thamasa, author of Project Death: Ressurection

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