Indie Author Update – May

May 5, 2013
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The Bookcast is proud of the indie authors we introduce you to. In this, the first of what will be monthly updates, we’d like to bring you up to date on what some of them are doing.

First an announcement.

We’re ready to name our next “Book of Exceptional Quality” winner. Watch for it this coming week; we’ll make a big splash out of it, to be sure.

Christopher Ryan, winner of the first Book of Exceptional Quality award, was the subject of a recent article on

The Bookcast Book of Exceptional Quality

The Bookcast Book of Exceptional Quality

While earning his MA in English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University in Newark, Ryan’s fifth draft of “City of Woe” — which was his master’s thesis — received the Rutgers University English Award for Highest Distinction in Literary Studies. Despite this accolade, Ryan was still not satisfied with his work — coming to the conclusion it was too lengthy for a first novel. He rewrote the novel until convinced it could be read at a “lightning pace.”

Read the complete article here.

Indie author Jack Remick

Indie author Jack Remick – Photo by Jerry Jaz

There’s a new interview by Roxana Arama on Rewriting History, in which Jack Remick – who we talked to in February about his book Gabriela and the Widow – explains the distinction between change and transformation:

Change is a kind of transformation, yes, but it refers to characters and not to language. Gabriela’s character changes thoughout the story, she evolves as she acts on her character arc. But a transformation has to do with the images and metaphors used in the writing of that story.

Read the full interview here.

Indie author David Darracott

Indie author David Darracott

David Darracott, whom we interviewed in February for his thriller “Internal Security,” has been nominated for a 2013 Georgia Author of the Year award.
The winners will be named Saturday, June 15.

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