Sunday, March 19, 2017

Meet ShoreIndie Featured Author Ruthanne Reid

#ShoreIndie #AskAuthor chat: Thursday, March 23rd at 6pm Eastern on Twitter

Ruthanne Reid, Sci-fi and fantasy author

When Ruthanne Reid was a child, her friends were imaginary. Being an adult meant writing them down and introducing them to other people.

Proudly self-published since 2014, she's led convention panels on world-building and taught writing classes on finding the writer's voice. Her blog posts are shared by real live people, and her Twitter following is a pretty darned fun one.

Ruthanne has lived on both US coasts but currently dwells somewhere in the middle, loathing the hot summers and avoiding cholla cactuses. In the meantime, she writes a lot while dealing with Potential Multiple Sclerosis (or fibromyalgia or something) and looking way cute in cotton hospital duds.

She's happily married, is owned by two cats, and has little else to say in a third-person format.

To learn more (and begin an ordinary conversation), subscribe to her free email newsletter or send her an email.

Connect with Ruthanne:  Website   Twitter   Facebook

Editor's Note: Ruthanne launched her latest book, HALF-SHELL PROPHECIES, on March 14, 2017. It already has 26 reviews (and a 4.8-star overall rating). The ebook version is on sale for 99¢ March 14-24, 2017, and those who buy the book while it's on sale are eligible to receive several bonus materials, including two short stories and a 28-minute video about world building.

She will be answering questions about her experiences as an indie author on Thursday, March 23rd at 6pm Eastern on Twitter under the #AskAuthor and #ShoreIndie hashtags.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

#ShoreIndie Contest 2017

#ShoreIndie is a new contest in 2017 that supports emerging indie authors by providing quality editing services and book marketing resources, creating a Twitter-based learning community for indie and hybrid authors, and connecting with existing online communities that share our mission of supporting the development of writing craft as well as the technical and business skills and knowledge needed for a successful indie author career.

This contest consists of two rounds. In Round 1, authors submit their materials to vetted freelance editors, who will each choose one author to work with for seven weeks. Authors selected in Round 1 will then submit their revised manuscripts to a panel of judges, who will choose a Grand Prize Winner and a Runner Up.

The prizes for the two rounds mirror the twin purposes of this contest.