Who We Are

Established in January 2012 for the purpose of connecting indie writers for support and success in indie publishing, The Indie Writer’s Network (IndieWriteNet) is now an international writing community of over a thousand writers of all genres–and growing daily.

IndieWriteNet logo 250x250The IndieWriteNet Mission

To offer a space where indie writers can:

  1. Connect with other indie writers around the world
  2. Share and discover the tools for publishing success
  3. Establish themselves as professional writers
  4. Inexpensively promote their work

To this end, IndieWriteNet offers a fully functional social network, over 25 genre and interest-based groups, three directories including Featured Books, Indie Authors, and Author Services, and community sites where indie writers can share their expertise and experience as an indie writer.

The network is supported by the directory and services listings, offered as optional, inexpensive benefits to members. All other aspects of the network including the social network and community blogging are offered to members free of charge.

We invite you to explore our network, join our community, and invite your friends. The larger our community, the more potential we’ll have for the sharing of good advice and friendships to last a lifetime.

Our Team:

The Indie Writer’s Network the brainchild of husband-wife team Amy Joy & CN James, based in the Midwestern United States.

Amy Joy

IndieWriteNet Founder & Webmaster

Amy Joy earned four degrees and changed careers twice before realizing what she loved most was writing (and playing with computers). Now she manages the network and writes serious and silly stories for adults and kids. Her debut novel,  The Academie (dystopian YA romance) was a Quarterfinalist for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel award and became an Amazon Bestseller within months of its release. Amy Joy is also the creator of the What Happens Next?(TM) series for children 8-12, including The Princess and the Pepperoni Pizza. When she’s not writing or managing the network, Amy Joy teaches college writing.  Learn more at AmysJoy.com or TheAcademieSeries.com.


CN James

IndieWriteNet Co-Founder & Marketing Director

CN James holds a Master’s Degree in English Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) and has enjoyed success with his first novel, Bone Machine, a second round finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Now working on his second novel, he also written several short stories, including The Dark Room, which won honorable mention in the 78th Annual writer’s Digest Writing Competition for genre short story. CN James teaches college writing as well as guitar and enjoys jazz, alternative rock, watching 80′s cartoons, and experiencing stories with monsters in them. His newest novel is The Armageddon Factor, a collaboration with Amy Joy. Learn more at CNJamesfiction.com.