Interviews

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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.
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Laura Zubulake on her IR Approved Book SLAY THE DRAGON, "...a provocative social + political narrative about corruption...and the causes and 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 Jason Daniels: "First, find a good editor who cares about your vision."

THE PRESERVATIONISTS is about the opportunity and peril that two young men who are fraternal twins face as they choose different paths on the cusp of manhood.
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Bruce Roland on writing his IR Approved BLINDING FEAR: Family + friends...provided valuable suggestions... I couldn’t have done it without them."

“Blinding Fear” is a psychological thriller that delves deeply into the the human psyche, exploring how individuals and groups of people respond when faced with potentially life-threatening events.
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Advice from IR Approved Author Luisa Cloutier: "Write with your heart and soul, don’t ever give up, be persistent, passionate and give your best."

I grew up poor in Naples, Italy, dreaming of one day going to America in search of a better life. But that dream came to an end when my mother suddenly died, leaving the responsibility of caring for the family on me. 
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IR Approved Author Joe Siple: "There's enough bad news in the world today...this book is a chance to experience redemption, friendship, and affirmation of the beauty in life." 

A 100 year-old man looking for a reason to live meets a 10 year-old boy with a terminal heart condition and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. 
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Wise Words From IR Approved Author Richard Snodgrass: "The work you do in this world and how you do it is a determinant and reflection of your character—and ultimately of your soul."

"The Building", the first book of the Furnass Towers Trilogy, is the story of the well-intentioned but ill-conceived attempt to construct a high-rise building in the middle of a stricken mill town, and the effect the project has on the town and the men and women who work on it.
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J. Mercer on her IR Approved Book "After They Go"

"After They Go" is a large family saga set in a small tourist town — one sister chained by family tradition, the second stunted by her sister's shadow, and the youngest propelled by desperation. 
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Author Tom Dombrock on his IR Approved Book "Lunacy and Death"

"Lunacy and Death" is about working thirty years and earning a living, the first eight of which were spent as an aide in a secure psychiatric unit, and the next twenty plus in a county medical examiner’s office.
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IR Approved Author Vincent Hunanyan on his advice to fellow indies: "Persevere"

The book consists of short stories derived from the author's life, growing up with older brothers and a single-mom, and his transition from childhood to adulthood in an environment of alcoholism, violence, loss and war.  

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Advice from IR Approved Author RD Meyer: "Remember that even Harry Potter was rejected by nearly a dozen publishers."

Mike Faulkner wants to kill God.  No, he doesn't want to convince less people to believe; he wants to confront the deity Himself and watch Him die.
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Author Janice Coy: "The best part about being an indie author is that I’m able to write the stories that interest me on my timetable."

Ruby’s nose for news is twitching. As a hard-charging investigative reporter, it’s served her well in the past. But this time, will her penchant for discovering the truth do more harm than good?
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Dara Carr on her IR Approved ANGELA CRAY GETS REAL: "Broad City meets mystery novel."

Unemployed, twenty-something Angela Cray is back living with her no-nonsense mother in Phoenix.
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Wendy M. Wilson: "It’s a big world, so don’t worry if a few people hate [your book]. What do they know?"

An ex-sergeant from Her Majesty’s 57th Regiment of Foot is asked to find two missing Scandinavian boys, and while searching for them is tracked and attacked by a vengeful Maori warrior out to execute men from the same regiment.
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Anne Janzer on her IRDA Winning Title "The Workplace Writer’s Process"

"The Workplace Writer’s Process" covers the business communication skills no one teaches you in writing class—the practices that elevate your career and make you more effective in your job.
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Ellen Sollinger Walker on her IR Approved Book "Just Where They Wanted To Be"

"Just Where They Wanted To Be" is the story of my parents who, at age fifty-five, quit their jobs, sold their home, bought a sailboat and, for ten years, circumnavigated the globe.
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Alex Tsiatsos on his IR Approved book, "M’s Celebrity"

Steven, the first person narrator, discovers a man whom he refers to as M.  Steven believes that M may be a genius, and together they begin a program of unusual activism against what they see as the wrong-headed aspects of their world.
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Advice from IR Approved Kaylin McFarren: "Stay focused on why you’ve chosen to write and publish books."

Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago—the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin.
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Brian Corley's on his IR Approved GHOST BULLY: "...you’re in the mood to watch something written by Tim Burton and Rick Linklater, but directed by Seth Rogen."

A dead guy finds his purpose in life and must fight off a graveyard full of ghosts and an ancient evil in order to save his friends.