Author Interviews

Mya Kay

When did you begin indie publishing? 2012 How did you make the choice to go indie? After over 100 rejections from agents and publishers, I decided to...

Kerri Farrell Foley

When did you begin indie publishing? I’ve been writing and publishing online since 2009. I started my work as a literary magazine editor at Crac...

Dee Rayson

When did you begin indie publishing? January 2012 How did you make the choice to go indie? I went directly to indie publishing because my novel, Arkre...

Bobby Nash

When did you begin indie publishing? I’ve been working in the comic book market since 1992. My first novel came out in 2005 from an indie press...

P.C. Zick

How did you make the choice to go indie? I went the traditional route early in my career which began in 1998. A small publisher in California picked u...

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Word of the Day

ephemeral

Word Formadjective
DefinitionLasting a very short time.
Synonymsfugacious, passing, short-lived, transitory, transient
UsageSpare me in my ephemeral happiness, leave it to me for a few days, for a few minutes.