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Loren Kleinman

Loren Kleinman is a young, American-born writer and poet with roots in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex (UK). Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Nimrod, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and was a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize finalist for poetry. In 2003, Spire Press (NYC) published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz. Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, is due to release with Winter Goose Publishing in March 2014. She is currently working on a New Adult romance novel, This Way to Forever. Visit her blog at, or follow her on Twitter at @LorenKleinman
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Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar: Banned Book Author

Mohana’s latest book was recently denied permission to distribute locally by the publications department of the Ministry of Arts and Culture in Qatar.

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An interview with NYTimes Bestselling Author J.S. Cooper

With a record five titles–at once!–on IR’s and The New York Times list

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The Voice Over the Printed Word

Kate Sample Talks Audio Books, the growth of the industry, how she got into voice over work and what’s next.

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A “Scandalous” Interview with H.M. Ward

When I started, I never expected to sell 4 million books – ever. It’s amazing!

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Riddle Me This

Riddle spent ten years starting and running internet companies before retiring to focus on his true passion: writing fiction.

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NA Novelist J.T. Cameron on “Break Your Fall”

Having written a YA novel and adult romances, I was able to compare all three genres, and NA is by far my favorite to write.

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“Pay it Forward” Author Catherine Ryan Hyde

I am indie, because, by being a thoroughly hybrid author, I’m not even anchored to indie.

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Orna Ross: Renaissance Woman

She pens novels and poems and the Go Creative! series, writes regularly on her Author Blog and is the founder of the The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a nonprofit, professional association for self-publishing writers.

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Ketchup Is A Vegetable

An Interview with New York Times’ bestselling author, syndicated humor columnist, and blogger Robin O’Bryant

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Pelluceo: Independent Couture

“We create beautiful, affordable coffee table books that cover culture with a quirk.”

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The Perks of Being Audible

…we find they become addicted to the experience, which can recall the profoundly intimate and pleasurable experience of being read to as a child.

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Dan Holloway, Curator Eight Cuts Gallery Press

I think indie has become a minefield. To those “in the scene” it seems to mean as many things as there are people, and to those “outside” it’s just “arty people getting precious about terms that don’t matter.”