Busy, busy, yes we all are, but I am never too busy to not stop and share what is going on with Indie Authors.  What follows is a quick list, with links, to the latest news I was able to share.  Hope everything is coming up roses for you all.  Happy writing (and reading) everyone, and congratulations for the accomplishments of my fellow indie artists!


Dionne Lister – Author of “Shadow of the Realm” – http://dionnelisterwriter.wordpress.com/ – nominated for the 2013  “Ditmar Award” – announces her seat on the panel at the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Writers Festival on March 16th. http://www.nswwc.org.au/whats-on/festivals-2/speculative-fiction-festival-2013/

Amber Jerome~Norrgard Poet/Author http://amberjeromenorrgard.com/ announces a new release, “9:17 am,” – http://amzn.com/B00B7T684U  – on Friday – February 1, 2013.  “9:17 am” is a collection of autobiographical essays that chronicles the Author’s life as a mother, podcast personality, and Independent Author with her characteristic style of straight, to-the-point and honest reflections on life, motherhood, and moving on.

Tamika Newhouse – Author/Publisher at http://delphinepublications.wordpress.com  announces new downtown Atlanta, Georgia headquarters location.  Also, as the founder of the AAMBC (African Americans on the Move Book Club) http://aambookclub.com/, Ms. Newhouse announces the finalist in the 5th Annual AAMBC Literary & Honorary Awards.

Ben Ditmars – Poet/Playwright/Author – The Next Big Thing Blog Hop Post; http://niceoldspice.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-next-big-thing-zeppelin-chronicles.html

Melissa Craig – Author – http://melissacraigauthor.wordpress.com/ Despite a dangerous and devastating storm to recently hit her homeland in Australia, is preparing for an interview/photo shoot in regards to her nomination and guest panel seat with the Australian Romance Reader’s Awards Convention.

Justin Bog – Author – announces the paperback release of his short story collection “Sandcastles & Other Stories.” http://justinbog.com/sandcastle-and-other-stories-1st-book-release/

Indie Author Helle Gade http://hellegade.wordpress.com/about/  releases new Poetry book “Silent Dreams” on Amazon.

Indie Publisher Firefly & Wisp – http://www.fireflyandwispbooks.com/ – announces appearance at the Lexington, Kentucky Comic & Toy Convention – March 16th & 17th, 2013. http://www.lexingtoncomiccon.com/index.html

 I just updated my journalist profile & portfolio @ http://muckrack.com/hatchiekid


Sorry this list was a bit short and I know I have a missed a lot, so if there is any good news I didn’t get, please feel free to send me the story and links so I can be sure to share it in my Sunday post.  Big hugs.  Thanks.