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UK Indie Lit Fest 2019

27 Jul, 10:00 – 17:00

Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY, UK

The Fourth Annual UK Indie Lit Fest is just over two weeks away.

Bringing together over 30 authors from across the United Kingdom, there are attending authors selling signed copies of their books, live readings, workshops, Q&A panels, and publishing houses in attendance, plus much more…

The UK Indie Lit Fest 2019 is a FREE family day out with much to offer.

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Have you grabbed your FREE ticket yet? I have!

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In November, 2018 the UK Indie Lit Fest was named as one of the
Top 5 Literary Festivals in the UK.

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Although I missed the first one in 2016, this year will be my 3rd visit to the UK Indie Lit Fest and I hope to visit many more times. I have met some great authors and made some wonderful friends.

I have shelves filled with signed copies of awesome books I’ve bought at the event. I’ve even read some of them, although I still have some catching up to do!

In the previous years, I had a better budget and could buy pretty much anything that caught my eye. However, this year I will have to be more careful, so I have a list of books that I need, and hopefully, I’ll still be able to buy a few extras.

I am always nervous when I arrive at the event, but everyone is so welcoming that my anxiety drops to a manageable level, and I can enjoy myself. Last year my granddaughter came with me and that helped.

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Good news, for (a few) authors.

Ramblings from a Writer's Mind

01We live in an ever-changing world, one where change is happening at ever increasing speed.

The truth of the old adage which says, “If you stand still long enough you’ll end up going backwards” has never been so evident.

This competitive hunger for transformation is affecting all areas of the publishing world, from the major players like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, to Random House, Harper Collins and Hachette Livre.

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It is no surprise then, this onslaught of rapid change is influencing and shaping the future of the indie author and writer markets in ways never seen before.

The warning is, most writers are, stuck in their ways.

Too many indie authors have become comfortable and clearly reliant on the way they have been publishing, promoting and marketing their books over the past years. Free book giveaways, quickfire sales, time-limited discounts, paying for a service to give their…

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Hauntingly Good Reads Giveaway

The Hauntingly Good Reads Giveaway is over and the winners have been drawn.

Keep an eye on your email inbox for the next few days as I, my fellow bloggers, and the awesome authors send out our emails to the winners of the prizes.

60 prizes – 60 winners

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One lucky Grand Prize Winner will be receiving $84

 

Watch this space as the Winter Wonderland of Reading Christmas Giveaway will be starting soon!

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Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Jessica Wren and Ian Williams challenge each other with monthly themes on the blog:

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Follow the blog to be notified when new stories are uploaded each month!

 

September’s theme is On The Road

Four Lanes

Four Lanesby Jessica Wren

When Ashleigh Owens runs into the path of Chris Sterling’s 18-wheeler truck the two form an unbreakable link that transcends the barrier between the dead and the living.

Mile Marker 13

Mile Marker 13by Ian Williams

A night time drive turns into a terrifying journey.

The Authors:

Jessica Wren

jessJessica is a teacher and author from Georgia. Her debut novel is Ice, a paranormal thriller about a small town under siege.

Jessica is also working on the second edition of Ice and a paranormal dystopian trilogy: The Solomon Project, The Rehoboam Sanctions, and The Abijah Coalition. This trilogy will follow three generations of men who are singled out for brutality by the iron-fisted Conference of Independent Nations (C.I.N.). Jessica cannot wait to have this trilogy in its final form.

 

Ian Williams

ianIan is a Science Fiction writer from the UK. His first novel, Transitory, is a murder mystery/thriller set on a distant moon, where a strange alien festival is taking place.

His next book was The Sentient Collector; a futuristic tale of technology gone too far and humanity’s overreliance on AI. It was followed by The Sentient Mimic, and then the final in the trilogy, The Sentient Corruption.

 

 

Previous themes on Mayhem, Madness and Mirth – Great lttle stories. 🙂
Christmas Horror/Thriller
Man v Nature
Deadly Games
They come at night
Technology Gone Awry
Forgotten in Time

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Jessica Wren and Ian Williams challenge each other with monthly themes on the blog:

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Follow the blog to be notified when new stories are uploaded each month!

August’s theme is Forgotten in Time

Peaches

peaches1by Jessica Wren

After a freak tsunami devastates the East Coast, Bryce and his two closest friends must stick together to survive. A fantastical farmer’s market strengthens the trio’s bond.

Forget Me Not

forgetmenot1by Ian Williams

You are Danielle. You live in terror, forced to relive the same moment of your husband’s gruesome death over and over.

The Authors:

Jessica Wren

jessJessica is a teacher and author from Georgia. Her debut novel is Ice, a paranormal thriller about a small town under siege.

Jessica is also working on the second edition of Ice and a paranormal dystopian trilogy: The Solomon Project, The Rehoboam Sanctions, and The Abijah Coalition. This trilogy will follow three generations of men who are singled out for brutality by the iron-fisted Conference of Independent Nations (C.I.N.). Jessica cannot wait to have this trilogy in its final form.

 

Ian Williams

ianIan is a Science Fiction writer from the UK. His first novel, Transitory, is a murder mystery/thriller set on a distant moon, where a strange alien festival is taking place.

His next book was The Sentient Collector; a futuristic tale of technology gone too far and humanity’s overreliance on AI. It was followed by The Sentient Mimic, and then the final in the trilogy, The Sentient Corruption.

 

 

 

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Christmas Horror/Thriller
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Man v Nature
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Deadly Games
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -They come at night
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Technology Gone Awry

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Jessica Wren and Ian Williams challenge each other with monthly themes on the blog:

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Follow the blog to be notified when new stories are uploaded each month!

 

July’s theme is Technology Gone Awry

 

GameMaster

gamemasterby Jessica Wren

The lines between reality and gaming becomes blurred when the executive of GameMaster, Inc. becomes involved in a legal scandal.

 

 

 

The Clockmaker’s Tale

clockmakerby Ian Williams

George is a workaholic who is obsessed with making clocks. When a salesman approaches him with a device that could make him work harder and faster, he is intrigued. Although he is given a free trial period, he soon learns that the costs for increased output is unbearably high.

 

 

The Authors:

Jessica Wren

jessJessica is a teacher and author from Georgia. Her debut novel is Ice, a paranormal thriller about a small town under siege.

Jessica is also working on the second edition of Ice and a paranormal dystopian trilogy: The Solomon Project, The Rehoboam Sanctions, and The Abijah Coalition. This trilogy will follow three generations of men who are singled out for brutality by the iron-fisted Conference of Independent Nations (C.I.N.). Jessica cannot wait to have this trilogy in its final form.

 

Ian Williams

ianIan is a Science Fiction writer from the UK. His first novel, Transitory, is a murder mystery/thriller set on a distant moon, where a strange alien festival is taking place.

His next book was The Sentient Collector; a futuristic tale of technology gone too far and humanity’s overreliance on AI. It was followed by The Sentient Mimic, and then the final in the trilogy, The Sentient Corruption.

 

 

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Christmas Horror/Thriller
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Man v Nature
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -Deadly Games
Mayhem, Madness and Mirth -They come at night

Summer Lovin’ Readers Giveaway

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Come and join us for the
Summer Lovin’ Readers Giveaway.

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Your Choice of One of the Following Six eBooks

Bound By The Summer Prince by Mistral Dawn
Undertow: Death’s Twilight by Claudette Melanson
Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story by Lynn Lamb
Mystery at the Fair by Connie Cockrell
The Unintended by Robin Woods
Heart Blessings: A Children’s Seek and Find by Dianna Wyles

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Summer Lovin’ Goody Bag

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A Keyring

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A Bookmark

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