Isn’t that what we as readers look for in any book we pick up, whether it’s by an indie author or a famous writer?
A good story well told.
We all have our favorite kinds of fiction. I’m partial to mystery-suspense. And most readers can name at least one genre they don’t particularly like. Vampire stories and epic fantasy generally leave me cold.
So why do I interview the indie authors of books I probably wouldn’t otherwise shop for?
Candy Korman’s comic 21st century Dracula story “Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet” is a very good story, very well told. And it’s about a vampire.
A.C. Flory’s fantasy “Vokhtah” is a terrific story, expertly told. And it takes place on a planet where an entire race of beings is relegated to an eyrie ruled by the Guild of Healers.
I interviewed Candy and A.C. because their books are — say it with me — good stories well told.
The very foundation of The Bookcast is the idea that indie authors are just as capable of crafting a good story well told as many of the big brand name, traditionally published authors. My job is to help you find them.
And a good story well told transcends the boundaries of genre identification, and — regardless of its label — includes characters you remember long after the last page, action that leaves you clinging to your chair, sentences you can’t forget.
I invite you to spend some time with The Bookcast, and especially with the indie authors who write in the genres you usually skip over.
My promise to you is, you’ll find a good story. Well told.