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Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2012, 03:58:36 pm »
Part of the problem for me is that certain genres tend to sock knocker offers, while others don't.....

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #26 on: March 21, 2012, 04:16:37 pm »
    Part of the problem for me is that certain genres tend to sock knocker offers, while others don't.....

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 05:03:42 pm »

    Seconding several of the ones mentioned above, especially Jeff and Mike, and I'd also like to add Karen McQuestion.  I've read a lot of kids' books over the past few years, and her book Celia and the Fairies (for kids under ten or so) is one of the best-crafted ones I've ever read.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #28 on: March 21, 2012, 05:33:02 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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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 05:51:54 pm »
    Nathan Lowell.

     
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #30 on: March 21, 2012, 05:52:33 pm »
    I've read some good indie authors over the last year. Knock the socks off good? That would have to go to Robert Bidinotto and his vigilante thriller Hunter, a debut thriller quite a bit better than anything I've read recently out of New York. My two cents.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #31 on: March 21, 2012, 07:16:02 pm »
    I kinda got yelled at the last time I answered one of these questions... I had too many answers... so I'll limit to one.. this time... but know that there are many many indies I have found in the past 3+ years that I LOVE the writings of.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #32 on: March 21, 2012, 11:02:28 pm »
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    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. 

    Thanks, ddarol and dablab! I'm still hangin' around, but I don't post as much now that I have deadlines. Indie publishing is still a great option and gives more leverage to writers who do decide to go with a traditional publisher.

    My vote would be Douglas Richards, who wrote a book called Wired. I loved it so much that I blurbed it, and it hit the NY Times e-book bestseller list (definitely not because I blurbed it, but because it was a fantastic story).

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #33 on: March 21, 2012, 11:10:32 pm »
    Well, I'm still making my way down my reading list; but so far I would say Hugh Howey. I love his Wool series.
     
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #34 on: March 22, 2012, 08:12:10 am »
    I'll second Hugh Howey. I loved Wool and read The Plagiarist and Half Way Home. I couldn't put Half Way Home down. I'm reading The Hurricane now and I'm completely sucked in.
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #35 on: March 22, 2012, 08:17:04 am »
    KA Thompson, LJ Sellers and Maureen Miller with SEVERAL more Indie authors on my kindle left to discover
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #36 on: March 22, 2012, 08:27:22 am »
    Its always a good idea if we are able to laugh at our own mistakes.  I thought indie was short for Indian, as in the ones whose national capital is New Deli.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #37 on: March 22, 2012, 08:59:50 am »
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #38 on: March 24, 2012, 10:03:25 am »
    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 #39 on: March 24, 2012, 03:55:55 pm »
    I am reminded that I quite enjoyed David McAfee's 33 A.D..  And I'm not even a vampire/horror fan. . .but he put quite an interesting spin on a story that is familiar to many of us. . . . .
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #40 on: March 24, 2012, 04:43:07 pm »
    Nathan Lowell.

    I was so taken with his book 'Quarter Shade's that I bought the next book in the series when I was only 2/3 done. He would be my favorite but then I discovered an Indian author, Mainak Dhar, who writes in multiple genres and is just highly entertaining ...



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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #41 on: March 24, 2012, 07:43:21 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....

    Add me to this list.  I considered it one of my top reads for 2010.
      


     
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #42 on: March 24, 2012, 09:21:14 pm »
    So far L.J. Sellers, I am really enjoying the Detective Jackson series. There are other indie authors on my "To Read" list as well, so hopefully there will be more who knock my socks off :) 

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #43 on: March 24, 2012, 09:32:30 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 #44 on: March 25, 2012, 07:38:10 am »
    The best I've read in the last few months is Hugh Howey, Wool, by a long shot!



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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #45 on: March 25, 2012, 11:32:43 am »
    Another vote for Hugh Howey by a good margin. After that Randolph Lalonde's work is also very good.

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #46 on: March 25, 2012, 12:55:41 pm »
    My vote for indie "storyteller" who knocked my socks off would go to David Kitson for Turing Evolved (Free). But after more than a year (and a few "crowdsourced" editing passes), the book STILL needs professional editing. I was able to go past the typos, and BOY was I glad to ! What a great story !

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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #47 on: March 25, 2012, 01:25:27 pm »
    Debora Geary, Monique Martin, Scott Nicholson, Arthur Slade (Dust), Suzanne Tyrpak, Shea McLeod (sp?), Ania Ahlborn (Seed), JL Bryan (Jenny Pox), Jack Wallen, Heather Marie Adkins...just to name a few :-)
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #48 on: March 25, 2012, 09:27:01 pm »
    If we're going for just one, I'd say Michael Wallace. :)
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    Re: who's the indie writer who knocked your socks off
    « Reply #49 on: March 26, 2012, 04:31:07 pm »
    Susan Ee's Angelfall was the best book I read last year.  There was a hole in my heart after The Hunger Games ended, and I thought nothing would ever be able to fill it again.  And then I read Angelfall.  It blew my mind!  I picked it up for 99-cents, thinking that all of those positive review had to be sock puppets.  I now stalk her Goodreads page to see when the next one will come out.  Angelfall was AMAZING.





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