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Advice from IR Approved Author James Walsh: "Get out there + write...don't worry about taking classes + writing groups, do it for you and you alone."

"Exile On Second Avenue" is about Michael Venier and the week leading up to his younger sisters wedding. This is also the week that he has planned to kill himself. 

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Advice from IR Approved (+ NYTimes bestselling) Author Laxmi Hariharan: "The craft comes first. It's important to put books out fast, but even more important to put GREAT books out fast."

A searing start to the emotional, action-packed, Dragon Protectors Series by New York Times bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan, featuring a brave immortal warrior and the courageous dragon shifter he will wage war to protect.
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IR Approved Author David Bernstein: "Do YOU...at the end of the day, it's your story. Only you can tell it."

When ten-year-old Peter arrives at the beach for his week-long vacation, he pretty much knows what to expect.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Mary Davis: "Follow your heart. Believe in your truth. Be relentlessly on your own side."

Every Day Spirit is a deep, rich offering of daily reflections, 
meditations, inspiring quotes, spiritual practices and prayers that fill your heart and feed your soul.
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IR Approved Author Jamie Zerndt: "I love it when what you’re writing surprises you..."

Americans. They think everybody is snowflake. Only one snowflake. Only one you. But in Korea we think like snowball. Everybody snowball.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Darren Dash: "Do it for the love of writing. Don't worry too much about the sales side of thing."

A group of talentless actors stage an outdoor version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream every year on Midsummer's Day.
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IR Approved Author S. Michael Scadron: "Any one of us might be surprised at our inner strength and willingness to persevere."

Two Mountains unveils the story of my struggle to surmount a rare neurological affliction that rendered me quadriplegic just months after I had scaled Mount Kilimanjaro.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Daniel Oliver: "Learn about marketing your book as soon as possible, even before your pub date arrives."

College student Hank Galloway dreams of working as an engineer for NASA, but his struggles with mental illness threaten to derail both his professional and personal goals.
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IR Approved Author Raymond Springer: "I needed to learn to hone the craft and create characters to tell my stories that my over-imaginative mind conjured. "

Supernatural abilities that haven't been seen on Earth in 7000 years come to life through generically engineered teenage kids raised to be fighters.
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Wise Words from IR Approved Author Jason Godfrey: "Most people who start writing a book never finish, so just by finishing you accomplished something most don't."

Colin Bryce Hamilton is living the dream.  As a model, he jet-sets around the globe hooking up with cover-girls while he nurtures his eight-pack abs all in an effort to get to Milan, and the supermodel career he knows he deserves.
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IR Approved Author Lawrence Ricketts: "The hardest part of being an indie is getting your book to a wider market."

Paul Goldman along with his wife and son, have left their life in Israel behind and settled into a relaxed life in Miami. At a family outing they are caught in the middle of a shooting carried out by a Columbian drug cartel against a rival drug gang.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Lauren Speeth: "Keep your focus. Stay strong, keep writing, and don’t ever let your critics define you."

Set during one of the most politically divisive eras in American history, Thread for Pearls is a coming of age tale that takes us on a young heroine's journey to faith and freedom amidst a turbulent family dynamic.
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Advice from IR Approved Author James Charles: "We need to support each other as we struggle to “get out there” in the mainstream."

Pastor Jack Douglas resigns his ministry after a traumatic event and hikes across America. In North Dakota, he finds work on an oil rig until a violent turn of events forces him to seek seclusion in the Alaskan wilderness where he’s stalked by the mythical Amaroq wolf.
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Laura Zubulake on her IR Approved SLAY THE DRAGON: "...a provocative narrative about corruption, cultural evolution, and the impact of the opioid crisis on societies."

César Rosada is on a crusade. Descended from generations of coffee farmers, the former professional athlete turned politician is determined to improve life for the working class of his country.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Lori Ann Stephens: "Write what thrills you."

Ten-year-old Pierre François—otherwise known as Pierre the Fantastic Flying Fish and Pierre the Genius Brain—is an expert at signing his school papers with original names.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Melanie Hooyenga: "Brand yourself, not your book."

"The Trail Rules" is perfect for fans of outdoor adventure, swoony kisses, and figuring out who you are.

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IR Approved Author Bill Percy on his inspiration: "My many years in the practice of psychotherapy rewarded me with many dramatic stories from people’s lives."

Deputy Andi Pelton, desperately searching for the leader of a murderous sex-trafficking cult, finally finds him in his crematorium—with his knife to her throat.
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IR Approved Author Barbara Hawkins: "I’d go the traditional publisher route to see how much visibility they could get me."

"Behind the Forgotten Front" is about Harry Flynn’s struggle with himself as he helps an Afro-American regiment build the ‘road to nowhere’ through the Himalayan Mountains and Japanese-occupied Burma.
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IR Approved Author Katherine P. Stillerman: "When you finish creating your book, you’re only one-third of the way down the road to becoming a successful author. "

A child of the Cold War and civil rights era, Harriet Oechsner’s coming of age story is fraught with teenage angst, emotion, and humor.