In April 2018, I celebrated five years of self-publishing and I decided that it was time to start to give something back. Over those years I’ve been fortunate to have been helped and encouraged by some wonderful people, both Indie Authors and Traditionally published ones.

Hence my new project 

I’ve decided to offer Indie authors like myself the platform to express themselves on this website in a new feature that I’m developing. I’m thinking more about the beginner’s, authors like I was five years ago. People who are struggling to get exposure. As I’ve found, by helping each other we can all benefit.

I’m looking for guest posts about your writing journey, where you see your future, a short story you’ve written, even just a link to your website. Whatever it is, I’ll see if I can find a place for it. Although I primarily write Scifi and Steampunk, I’ll consider anything except erotica, just as long as it’s interesting. As far as possible, I’m happy to schedule posts for when it’s most convenient for you so that you have time to think about what you would like to say.

The legal stuff

Subject to my final approval (I have to say that, I don’t want to get sued), you can say what you want about yourself and your writing. No rants about how unfair it all is.

For example, you could describe how and why you got started, what sort of things you write and how it has been influenced. Make sure that you include quotes, extracts and covers/blurbs.

Obviously, put all your links in as well. Or perhaps you can give me a short story or freebie that I can offer to showcase your work.

A post size of about 1000 words is good, not including extracts or examples. I don’t want a whole novel! Make sure that you include photo’s as well.

If you want a spot; we can go through all the technical formatting stuff later.

I will advertise your post in the same way that I do my own posts, on Facebook and Twitter. I will supply you with a link and leave you to do the same with your contacts.

If you fancy a spot on the Showcase, let me know and we can talk details. Use the comment box below and get in touch!

While you’re here, take a look around my site and grab some freebies!

Here are links to all the previous Showcase posts.

Deborah A. Stansil Elizabeth Ducie Amanda Baber Judi Moore Dedra L. Stevenson Alex Marchant

Anna Chant Mae McKinnon Imogen Matthews Michael Forester Errin Stevens Paul L Arvidson

Marjorie Mallon David Pipe Maggie Cammiss Kathryn Gauci Rhonda Valentine Dixon

Nickie Joy P.J.Reed Chris Tetreault-Blay Tracey Norman Jeanette Taylor Ford Catherine Kullmann

Glenda Barnett Eric Halpenny Janet Few Jeannie Wycherley Lynne Pardoe Samuel Colbran

Sally Cronin Daniel Loebl Adele Marie Park Helen Hollick Jennifer Ash Joy Lennick S.E.Smart

Meredith Bond Stephen Oram Katlynn Brooke Jane Risden Terry Spring Charlotte Milne

Chantelle Atkins Michael Trelissic David H. Millar Paul Nelson Miriam Hurdle Richard Marman

Nicky Moxey Jim Webster Laura Lambton Sharon Marchisello Paula Harmon Paulette Mahurin

Frank Prem Erin Casey Janice Spina Barbara Spencer Kathy Shuker Audrina Lane Angela Rigley

Susie Williamson Inge H. Borg Liz Hinds Gail Aldwin Val Portelli Claire Buss H.A. Dawson

Alison Morton Christopher Bowden Camilla Downs Samantha Hanni Sheri Poe-Pape

Gilbert Stack Lizzie Chantree Jae Malone Lorraine Mace

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71 Responses

  1. Jack Wolfe Frost

    Interesting Richard. And I may be interested in telling my story, from it’s raw beginnings to now, 36 years later. “Still writing my Novel.” Not the first one though, that got shelved . I keep being diverted with ideas for short stories and poems of which I have had several now published. I have 4 short stories as WIPs at the moment and a few poems I have not yet submitted anywhere.
    Cheers,
    Jack

  2. Sherina Hosein Mohammed

    I got very good feedback from Dedra and as i work full time and also full on mum and wife role I constantly review my timeline to finish book2 of my 5 novel series. I am proud that I finished the 1st and I must confess it’s just too much sustainably on my.own to promote the book, write no2 and live a regular life. As I am close to finishing my first draft of no.2, I will shortly join ypur forum. Thanks for creating it and Tha ks to Dedra.

    • Richard Dee

      Thanks for your interest in the Showcase, I’ve sent you a Facebook message. R.

  3. UGO CHINEDU

    Wow, quite interesting. I have a blog where I do write ups on topics affecting global mentality with Africa as major focus. I am interested.

  4. Stephen Oram

    Hi
    I’m interested in contributing a blog – maybe a little about how punk prompted me to be Indie, a bit about that journey and a piece of flash fiction.

    • Richard Dee

      Of course, people helped me gain exposure, its the least I can do, I’ll send you an email

  5. Jane Risdon

    A very interesting site and with lots to take in and enjoy. Thanks, Richard. I enjoy reading about other authors and their journey. I have always had guest authors on my blog as I enjoy helping others, though infrequently of late due to all manner of stuff going on. If you ever find room for me let me know. Meantime, good luck with this and all your writing.

    • Richard Dee

      My next available slot on the Showcase is Feb 28th, if that’s any good to you? I’ve also sent you an email

  6. Lynn Brooke

    I am interested in a feature on your Showcase any time, whenever you are able to slot me in. I am an Indie author of middle grade/YA Fantasy. I enjoy writing about my background (growing up in the African bushveld) and I’ve had an “interesting” life that has influenced my fantasy books. If you would like to contact me and schedule a slot, please feel free to do so.
    Thanks!

  7. Sheena Cundy

    Thanks for the opportunity Richard, I’d love a space if you have one. I write the songs for my paganesque band, stories and spiritual non-fiction. Currently trying to build the genre/brand of Witch Lit (magical writing) and I have a YouTube channel where I interview fellow Creatives in my Treehouse at the bottom of my garden.

    • Richard Dee

      Hello Andrew, thanks for your interest, I’ve sent you an email. Richard.

  8. Charlotte Milne

    Hello Richard
    I am an Indie author and have one published (Kindle and CS) novel (romance but NOT chicklit!) and am at editing stage with the second, with publication earlyish next year I hope, and a third in draft. Techy stuff (due to my age!) is not my bag so I’m finding marketing a big challenge.
    Might you have room for me sometime in 2019?

  9. David Millar

    Hello Richard
    Love to be considered for your Indie Showcase. I currently write ancient (400 B.c.) Celtic historical fiction with a dash of myth and legend. I have 3 books of a 5-book series published/distributed via Amazon, IngramSpark and D2D. A 4th book should be ready for release Feb 2019 and the final book in this series Aug/Sept 2019.
    – The video trailer for the series is https://youtu.be/c4ZwNBBQMrs
    – FB is http://www.facebook.com/aweepublishingco/
    – Twitter @DavidHMillar
    Cheers
    David

    • Richard Dee

      Hello David, thanks for your interest in the Showcase. I’ve sent an email to you with all the details.

  10. Paul Nelson

    Hello! I’m a retired music teacher and a proud autism dad. I write Fantasy/Sci-Fi that includes autistic characters, including non-verbal characters, like my son. I’ve found through teaching autistic kids, and through experiences with my son, many autistic people do indeed have remarkable powers of the mind. I use that to create fantastic adventures, and also to try and open people’s minds a bit. I also believe in stressing abilities more than disabilities. I’d love to be featured here. Thanks for your consideration.
    -Paul

  11. Miriam Hurdle

    Thank you for your generous offer. I would like to be featured in April 2019 or your earliest available showcase schedule for my self-published book Songs of Heartstrings. Please see info on my blog. Thank you.

  12. Janice Spina

    Hi Richard, I found your site through my friend, Sally Cronin. I am interested in being on your showcase. I am an Award-winning author from USA with 22 books ranging from PS – 18+. Thank you for the opportunity to be on your blog.

    • Richard Dee

      Thanks for your interest, an email with more details is on the way.

  13. Laura Lambton

    Hi, I saw your post in Devon Writers and am very interested in joining you in your showcase. Thanks for posting.
    Laura

  14. Paulette

    Hello Richard,

    I saw this on facebook and wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, I’m not a newby and don’t want to take up any space for those who need it more than me. I did want to say thank you for helping others. I also have had a lot of help and try to give back as I can. It’s a great cyber community we have out here. If you’d ever like me to write something for your site, I’ll leave my e-mail address below but I don’t want to take any space that is more needed by someone just starting out. Happy New Year.

  15. Frank Prem

    Hi Richard.

    I’m a free verse poet, just published my first – a memoir of growing up in rural Australia in the 1960s and 70s. Chugging along all right, and I’d love to do a guest post.

    Thanks so much, also for providing such an opportunity. There are a few folk like yourself who have a wonderfully selfless side to their work, and I appreciate it very much.

  16. Erin Casey

    I’m very interested in being part of your showcase. I just published my first urban fantasy book called The Purple Door District, and I could definitely use the exposure. I’d be happy to interview you as well on my site.

  17. Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    I’m very interested in being part of your showcase. I have a completed science fiction series (The Netwalk Sequence), will be finishing my fantasy series (Goddess’s Honor) this year, am developing a contemporary fantasy series (The Stronghold), and will be rolling out a Weird West series (Oregon Country) this year. The lead book in Goddess’s Honor, PLEDGES OF HONOR, earned a semifinalist placement in SPFBO in 2018.

    Here’s a link to my Amazon Central page. https://www.amazon.com/Joyce-Reynolds-Ward/e/B00HIP821Y

    Thank you for this opportunity and I hope to hear from you.

  18. Barbara Spener

    Richard – the novel I am interested in showcasing is The Year the Swans Came. You can call it either a fairy-tale for adults or magical realism. My problem is that I am better known as a children’s author. My first book for 5 year olds was published in 2007. Wanting exposure in the ebook market – most of my sales are paperbacks – I decided to change genre’s from YA thrillers to, as I said magical realism. Swans is the first of 4 books.

  19. Gail Aldwin

    Hi Richard, I wonder if you would consider showcasing my forthcoming debut novel ‘The String Games’. It is a psychological drama about the impact of the abduction and murder of a young boy on his family. Not your usual stuff but hoping you can support another writer from the SW. Best wishes, Gail

  20. Samantha Hanni

    Hi Richard! I saw your post in the Mixtus Media group. I’m a freelance writer and editor and creative writing instructor. Would love to be considered for your showcase! My next book is coming out at the end of April.

  21. Inge H. Borg

    Hello, Richard (fellow-admirer of our inimitable Helen),

    Sometime, when space and your approval permit, I’d love to be “showcased” on this blog with my Legends Of The Winged Scarab series (Ancient Egypt to modern-day archaeological action and adventure).

    I could do an article about “The Making of …” (one or all five books), or “Pitfalls of Writing Historical Fiction.”

    Appreciate the opportunity you give your colleague-Indies.

    Inge

  22. Val Portelli/Voinks

    Hi Richard. I stumbled upon the Showcase by accident after following the link from Jane’s recent post, and recognise several of your other guests’ names. I’d love to join such illustrious company if you would contact me with your whys and wherefores. Quick summary – I’ve just released my latest book (perfect timing,) write a short story every week for my Facebook author page and another for my blog, and would be delighted to offer either a short story or a post on my writing journey.
    Only one complaint; please could you make your site less interesting? I’m meant to be writing and have spent too long browsing. 😀 Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Richard Dee

      Hi and thanks for your interest. The next available slot is in September (the Showcase is popular!), I’ve sent you an email with details if that’s OK.

  23. Claire Buss

    Hi Richard
    I’d love to get involved with your writers’ showcase. I saw Jane’s post and had a browse through (much like Val lol) and I too recognised some of the author names you’ve had in the past. I’m currently editing The Interspecies Poker Tournament, a humorous fantasy follow up to my novel The Rose Thief and I have book three of The Gaia Collection cooking in the background. I’ve read your book Myra and thoroughly enjoyed it, that cover really caught my eye! Look forward to hearing back from you. Cheers, Claire

    • Richard Dee

      Hi and thanks for your interest in the Showcase, I’ve sent you an email. Richard.

    • Richard Dee

      Thank you for your interest Christopher, I’ve sent you an email with details, Richard.

  24. Camilla

    Hi Richard! I saw your post on Book Connectors. Myself and my two kids each have a published book. Working on my second one now. Thank you for hosting this!

    • Richard Dee

      Hi and thanks for your interest in the Showcase. I’ve sent you an email.
      All the best,
      Richard.

  25. Inge H. Borg

    Richard,
    Thank you for posting my Historical Fiction Research article today. The way you pulled text and pictures together looks great; well worth the long wait for the article to be published.
    Again, thank you so much to afford me this exposure of my “Legends of the Winged Scarab” series.
    Inge

  26. Felicia Watson

    Hi Richard,

    I’d love to be considered for a spot on your writers’ showcase. My debut sci-fi novel is a character-driven Space Opera, “We Have Met the Enemy, published in April. The sequel will be published next year.

  27. Emily Moore (EG Moore)

    Hi there,

    I’d love to be a part of the sharing on showcase. I release my self-published debut novel this year and I’m getting my second ready to go. You can get in touch with me via email please. Thanks so much for giving back.. us newbies really appreciate it!

  28. Loh Teck Yong

    Hi! I would love to be part of The Indie Showcase! I am a self-published author from Singapore. My book, Guards Gone Wild!, was published last year. It’s a collection of short stories about my adventures as a security guard.

    Let me know what I have to do to get on your Showcase.

    Talk to you later and thank you for your time.

    • Richard Dee

      Hi and thanks for your interest in the Showcase.
      I’ve sent you an email with all the details.

  29. Randy L Scott

    Good Evening, Richard. I’m enjoying your Indie Showcase. I’d love to join and contribute. In this last year I’ve self-published my three novels in the Dream Messiah Series. Presently I’m also narrating the audiobook versions of the series. It helps that I’m also an audio engineer, so I have the proper tools, and I’ve also done a bit of professional (on stage) storytelling and public speaking. Now I’m using what I’ve learned a lot along the way in this writing and publishing journey along with a new method (the Story Grid) to write my current WIP. I’m happy to give away a dozen free copies of the first ebook in the series. Thank you for the opportunity!

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