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who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:09:25 pm »
Okay. So I am looking for indie writers who transcend indieness :-D

This is the mythic creature: the writer who in another age would have been Discovered and feted as a Master of the craft --

The one who, if the universe is just, will one day rise to the top -- and will still be read when our Kindles are all long buried in a landfill somewhere.

The writer is an excellent story teller; has a gift for language; understands that stories need to be very local yet touch on enormous themes . . .

Anybody there spotted this creature?

   

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 06:25:49 pm »
    Scott Nicholson - hands down. Absolutely brilliant writer.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 06:45:28 pm »
    Boyd Morrison.......at least he used to be.  Now he's been "discovered".  But it is well deserved!  Read all his books when he was an indie and on these boards.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 06:47:55 pm »
    The first Indie I read was KB member Mike Hicks...I couldn't put the original version of In Her Name down in February 2009....

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    « Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 07:59:03 pm »
    The first Indie I read was KB member Mike Hicks...I couldn't put the original version of In Her Name down in February 2009....

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    I second this.

    And may I add Jeff Hepple?

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 12:52:51 am »
    I second this.

    And may I add Jeff Hepple?
    Ditto on Mike and Jeff
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 01:31:20 am »
    The first Indie I read was KB member Mike Hicks...I couldn't put the original version of In Her Name down in February 2009....

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 02:33:11 am »
    I was really impressed by James D. Best, especially since I don't normally read westerns and yet wound up loving his western series:


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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 04:27:41 am »
    I like Ed Patterson's work. . . .especially if I'm in the mood for a good long read. . .with lots of plot twists and turns.  The only problem is the books are so good I sometimes read too fast and don't pick up critical details. :)
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 04:31:19 am »
    Okay, so far the list is all men! I did not expect that.
       

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 04:40:28 am »
    Well, your post title sort of implied just one, and Mike was the first one I read, so I picked him.

    J Carson Black, Monique and Debra Geary.... am reading all their books.

    And Michael Wallace, for another male-type individual....

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 05:53:06 am »
    I second Debra Geary, and would add Donna Ball, Nathan Lowell, and CS Marks (Archer) to the list - I've read almost everything each of these authors has published and will buy their future books as soon as they are available

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 06:06:40 am »
    I second Scott Nicholson.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 06:10:58 am »
    I second Debra Geary, and would add Donna Ball, Nathan Lowell, and CS Marks (Archer) to the list - I've read almost everything each of these authors has published and will buy their future books as soon as they are available

    I really enjoyed Archer's books...my only excuse for not mentioning her is that it's a genre I don't read much of.  Again, her posts here on KB got me interested enough to try them.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 06:29:08 am »
    I'll toss out a few names: Victorine Lieske, J.M. Pierce, and Amanda Hocking.  :)

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 07:55:02 am »
    Well, your post title sort of implied just one, and Mike was the first one I read, so I picked him.

    J Carson Black, Monique and Debra Geary.... am reading all their books.

    And Michael Wallace, for another male-type individual....

    Betsy

    That was semi-deliberate -- my tbr pile is already ahead of me -- if this list gets too long I'll end up on the floor in a fetal position :D

       

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 08:03:36 am »
    I have read a lot of really talented indie authors in lots of genres. A lot of them are members here in fact.

    Barbra Anninno, Maria E. Schneider, J.A. Templeton, J. Meyers. It really depends on what you are looking for and in which genre.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #17 on: March 21, 2012, 09:47:13 am »
    Wow, that is a tall order.  The one book I think comes closest, in my experience, was Epitaph for Coyote from Bryan R. Dennis.  I wrote a review of it and compared it to Catcher in the Rye and some other big "profound" novels of past generations.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #18 on: March 21, 2012, 10:26:19 am »
    I guess I only recently began reading some indie books myself. Largely because ebooks are where you're most likely to encounter them, and ebooks and ebook readers are fairly new developments. I mean, sure, they've been around for several years now, but I avoided them until just a couple years back because the whole field was in such flux, and far too chaotic for my tastes. I waited until Amazon had brought some order to the marketplace before I even considered delving into it myself, as either reader or author.

    Another reason for my late arrival to the indie scene as a reader is that I was on a hiatus from entertainment reading, from around the early 1990s, until just the past year or so. Seriously. I read more than 2000 books before starting that break, then virtually nothing of an entertainment nature during it. Why? I was busy. I'd also exhausted all the titles by my favorite authors, and was having lots of trouble finding anything else to intrigue me. During that long break, I did read maybe a dozen Clive Cussler books: that was about it. Everything else I read was for work or education.

    Unfortunately, that lengthy break didn't produce nearly the wealth of potential new reading material for me that I'd expected of it. For when I restarted such reading again, I found and read a few dozen good books-- then abruptly ran out of good choices again; in just a period of months. But as ebooks offer all those indie titles in addition to high profile authors now, I've started sampling those-- even stepping out of my preferred genres to do so.

    So far the indie I'd have to rate as most enjoyable is KB's own Sybil Nelson, with her Priscilla the Great book. I'm likely to read more of her books when I get the chance, as well as try other of my fellow indies as well (once I get another sizable break from work and chores; besides having lots of self-employment stuff to do right now, I'm also helping my elderly dad recover from hip replacement surgery).

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #19 on: March 21, 2012, 10:40:44 am »
    Greta van der Rol. No question.


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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #20 on: March 21, 2012, 11:37:08 am »
    I second Debra Geary, and would add Donna Ball, Nathan Lowell, and CS Marks (Archer) to the list - I've read almost everything each of these authors has published and will buy their future books as soon as they are available

    Donna Ball (who also writes under the name Donna Boyd) is very good and someone I'll also highly recommend.

    She has actually written in a few genres so there may be something for quite a few people among her work, depending upon what people like.  Some of her stuff is still published by her legacy publishers.  But a lot of her newer work and backlist are her own.

    Her paranormal stuff (werewolf trilogy The Promise/The Passion/Renegade) reminds me of Anne Rice - in the sense that she is a beautifully descriptive author who visualizes historical time periods in a really vivid way, and whose characters make themselves quite known :)  Plotwise, Anne Rice has her own style(s), of course.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #21 on: March 21, 2012, 01:43:13 pm »
    Boyd Morrison.......at least he used to be.  Now he's been "discovered".  But it is well deserved!  Read all his books when he was an indie and on these boards.

    I have to agree with you here.  He was the first person I thought of. 

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #22 on: March 21, 2012, 01:46:44 pm »
    Hmmm, a few to mention: Cate Gardner, Dan Holloway, Neil Schiller, Marion Stein and Iain Rowan spring to mind.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #23 on: March 21, 2012, 01:47:41 pm »
    The first Indie I read was KB member Mike Hicks...I couldn't put the original version of In Her Name down in February 2009....

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    Ahh, and another one.  Great books.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #24 on: March 21, 2012, 03:56:18 pm »
    My cat has been putting out some great works. My favourite? Meow Meow me Meow.

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