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I am exposed in Indie Authors Naked by @lorenkleinman

For about seven years, I was a member of a nudist resort. I was never a purist nudist, the type who would only go on nude holidays, walk around nude in the house, hang out with other nudists, etc.

My goal was to get out of the city on summer weekends and take in the rays in a beautiful environment. It just happened to be a resort for nudists. The private hideaway, replete with a lake, sauna, whirlpool, tennis courts, and billiard tables (you can laugh, I hear you) welcomed children and adults, encouraged family memberships. Single men could only join with a female partner. The property was owned by an elderly couple – their place, their rules.

That was many years ago. As a writer, I never thought I’d be caught naked, but here I am. Metaphorically naked, that is.

Indie Authors Naked, edited by poet, Loren Kleinman, exposes some terrific indie writers. The book is brilliantly laid out. Each author is introduced by someone who knows their work or has some relationship to them as a writer. My wonderful editor, Annetta Ribken did me the honour of writing my introduction. The actual interviews shed light on questions of craft, motivation, and the publishing industry. There is a terrific cross-section of writers, which makes for a compelling and informative read.

Authors both traditionally and self-published are represented in this book, so for anyone interested in publishing, you will learn about the process from an author’s perspective, and the reasons for their choices.

Indie Authors Naked officially releases January 15th in ebook and print, but the digital version is available NOW on Amazon.

I feel privileged to be included in this book with the likes of indie media darlings, James Franco and Hugh Howey, as well as accomplished writer friends, Rachel Thompson, J. Alexander Greenwood, Christoph Paul and many others.

I hope you will pick up the book and learn more about all the wonderful indie authors exposed in it.

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Buy from Amazon: US | UK | Canada

Follow the book tour beginning January 23rd.

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Indie Authors Naked explores and defines the world of independent publishing.

Comprised of a series of essays and interviews by indie authors, booksellers and publishers, readers will get a look at the many aspects of the indie community, where publishing professionals of all types come together with the simple goal of creating something unique; something that speaks directly to the reader, no middleman necessary.

Contributors include: James Franco, Hugh Howey, McNally Jackson Books, Sarah Gerard, OHWOW Books, Raine Miller, David Vinjamuri, Toby Neal, Rachel Thompson, Eden Baylee, Christoph Paul, Jessica Redmerski, and more.

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About Loren Kleinman

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Loren Kleinman is a writer and poet with roots in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. Kleinman is a columnist for IndieReader.com (IR) where she interviews New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie authors. Some of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Nimrod, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Writer’s Bloc, Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize finalist. In 2003, Spire Press published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz.

Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, is due to release with Winter Goose Publishing in March 2014. She is currently working on a New Adult romance, This Way to Forever.

Links for Loren

Website | Twitter @lorenkleinman | Facebook | Amazon | LinkedIn | Tumblr

Learn more about Loren in an interview she recently gave to Toby Neal, another fabulous author featured in Indie Authors Naked.

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About Amy Holman Edelman

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Amy Holman Edelman launched IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, way back in 2007. Since then, indie authors have stormed the bestseller lists, been courted by trad publishers and (after all that), finally gained a modicum of respect. 

Amy self-published her first book, The Fashion Resource Directory, back in the 80s, long before POD and Amazon and e-readers roamed the land. Her second and third books (The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair), were traditionally published (by Simon & Schuster and Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of Crown).

As an author and a publicist with over 20 years’ experience, Amy’s goal for IndieReader is no less than to make indie a respected and desirable category within the publishing world. This book is just one step in that direction.

Links for IndieReader

Website | Twitter @indiereader | Facebook

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Get Quality When you Shop @InClassicStyle

I’ve met some amazing people on social media, and one of them is Carl Christian.

Through good friend and author, Justin Bog, I connected to Carl, travel expert and owner of the online magazine IN CLASSIC STYLE.

As a lover of different cultures, I became a fan of Carl’s magazine immediately. The selection of products he offers, along with superb articles on exclusive destinations and the arts is truly unique. Now, Carl has introduced a mobile membership which acts as your own personal concierge. Learn more about this exciting new product below, being offered at a pre-launch rate.

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IN CLASSIC STYLE also has a shop like no other, and I’m so thrilled to have my book, Spring into Summer as part of it.

Connect to IN CLASSIC STYLE 

Website |  Twitter @InClassicStyle | Facebook | Pinterest

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Sandcastle and Other Stories by @JustinBog is NOW Available in Paperback

The incredible, Justin Bog, has just released his literary collection, Sandcastle and Other Stories in paperback! You may recall I had the honor of interviewing him when his ebook version came out last year.

Published by Green Darner Press, Justin is a phenomenal indie success story. Sandcastle and Other Stories has been reviewed by the Huffington Post and continues to garner rave reviews.

I’ve just put in my order and can’t wait to get my copy ~ Congratulations, Justin on your success!

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Buy Link:  Amazon.com

Go to Justin’s website to see him holding a copy of his book!

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Connect to Justin

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Subscribe to Justin’s blog A Writer’s Life 

Follow him on Twitter @JustinBog

Justin Bog, is a book reader, movie fanatic, and music audiophile.

So it comes as no surprise that Justin pursued an English Degree at the University of Michigan, followed by Film and Music Appreciation classes — finally graduating from Bowling Green State University with an MFA in Fiction Writing. After teaching creative writing, Justin began apprenticing in a number of bookstores and editing fiction. Justin ended up on the management team at Chapter One Bookstore in the Sun Valley resort area for a decade, offering book recommendations to its local celebrities, skiing fanatics, and tourists. Currently residing in the San Juan Islands just north of Seattle, Justin has the opportunity to focus on his own novels and short stories, while contributing commentary and reviews of Pop Culture.

Justin continues to engage his lifelong passion for writing in combination with his curious mindset as the Senior Contributor and Editor at In Classic Style.

Sandcastle and Other Stories is his first book.

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Read my article about Golden Clouds ~ JAMAICA written for @InClassicStyle Magazine

I returned recently from a fantastic holiday at Golden Clouds, a luxury estate in Jamaica. I wrote about it on my blog and received numerous responses, so I wanted to share this wonderful place with a wider audience who loves travel, enjoys great food, and takes pleasure in the finer things in life.

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In Classic Style is an online travel and lifestyle magazine that specializes in sharing a lifetime of world experiences and maximizing one’s available leisure time, enhancing the social life by sharing a “one stop shop” collection of recommendations related to Travel, Dining, Entertainment and the Arts.

I was introduced to the magazine by author, Justin Bog. I interviewed Justin recently, and now his book, Sandcastle and Other Stories, is releasing in print! Stay tuned for news about this shortly!

My sincerest thanks to Carl Christian, owner of In Classic Style for posting my article. You can read it HERE.

Find out more about this beautiful magazine and all it has to offer. It’s a fantastic site for leisure, travel, and entertainment. Be sure to sign up for a complimentary subscription too.

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Connect to In Classic Style

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Music Mondays ~ People are Strange by The Doors

FiW.act-three_4Last week, I featured John Lee Hooker to highlight my book “Seduced by the Blues” and received a bizarre comment that had nothing to do with the post. Good friend and author, Justin Bog said to me, “People are strange” and suggested I use this song this week. Thanks Justin!

He’s right. People are strange.

As a writer of erotica, “strangeness” is not foreign to me. There is as much diversity in sexual preferences as there are people in the world. Strange? Perhaps, but that’s not for me to judge. My “normal” might be someone else’s kinky and vice versa.

“Act Three” is a complex story about people whom you might consider strange. It involves a director, an actor, and a woman who wants them both. I use my love of wordplay throughout, and you’ll find it’s quite funny at times. I wrote this to be playful because I think many adults have lost their ability to just have fun.

I’ve received great feedback on this story because it pushes the boundaries for what many readers find comfortable in erotic writing. Hope you’ll give it a try.

Buy from Amazon:

US http://bit.ly/SJetMO | UK http://bit.ly/SJewbx

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Inside the Author’s Mind – Justin Bog

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Sandcastle and Other Stories by Justin Bog

I met Justin a few months ago and did a guest blog for him about my top ten albums that help me create. We both have a passion for music, so it was the perfect fit. Later, I discovered what a terrific writer Justin is by subscribing to his creative writing blog.

Justin is one of the most genuinely supportive people I know, so I’m thrilled to showcase his debut novel, Sandcastle and Other Stories, and you know I LOVE the genre of short stories. I’m savoring each one as I read Justin’s book now. You will too!

Watch the excellent trailer and pick up a copy of Sandcastle and Other Stories. Find out find why it cracked the “TOP 100 Short Stories Paid List on Amazon“!

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Ten literary, psychological, and suspense tales collected in Sandcastle and Other Stories are nothing short of an adventure through a roiling sea of emotion. An old man twisted by fate and a lost love . . . a young girl playing on the ocean shore becomes entangled in nets of a mercurial god . . . a divorced man mired in troubles, coerced into taking a singles’ cruise . . . a Hollywood actor in a television drama, always typecast as the bad boy . . . a child kept awake by night terrors, and a woman who hides her secretive personality from everyone on the beach one sunny day. Genuine voices of the characters, mixed with a clear-eyed tonal directness, make this a series with mesmerizing psychological interaction. Stories span a broad depth of human understanding and build a bridge between deepest chasms of pain and high portals of joy.

Read Sandcastles and Other Stories and stand witness to unspeakable hate sitting with cozy wile, right beside unconditional love — a provocative and compelling mirror on the human condition.


Buy the ebook from Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K.

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Connect with Justin

Justin provides commentary and recommendations in Pop Culture as the Senior Contributor and Editor at In Classic Style.

Subscribe to Justin’s blog A Writer’s Life
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Follow him on Twitter @JustinBog

Justin Bog, first and foremost, grew up a voracious reader, movie fanatic, and music audiophile. Justin always carried a stack of library books and collected way too many comic books from his local Ohio small-town drugstore. More than one teacher scolded Justin to put his suspect reading materials away and join the class. Justin began to make up stories of his own, using an old typewriter he found in the attic.

So it comes as no surprise that Justin pursued an English Degree at the University of Michigan, followed by Film and Music Appreciation classes — finally graduating from Bowling Green State University with an MFA in Fiction Writing. After teaching creative writing, Justin began apprenticing in a number of bookstores and editing fiction for a midwestern journal. Justin ended up on the management team at Chapter One Bookstore in the Sun Valley resort area for a decade, offering book recommendations to its local celebrities, skiing fanatics, and tourists. Currently residing in the San Juan Islands just north of Seattle, Justin has the opportunity to focus on his own novels and short stories, while contributing commentary and reviews of Pop Culture. Justin continues to engage his lifelong passion for writing in combination with his curious mindset as the Senior Contributor and Editor at In Classic Style.

Sandcastle and Other Stories is his first book.

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Repost of a Music Guest Blog to ~ In Classic Style

Last week, I had the great pleasure to blog about my “Top 10 favorite albums that help me create.” It was posted to the wonderful site of author, Justin Bog. In case you missed it, please read my introduction to Justin HERE.

Justin was kind enough to get the article reposted to the online magazine IN CLASSIC STYLE, founded by travel expert Carl Christian.

You can read my article on the IN CLASSIC STYLE site HERE.

Find out more about this beautiful magazine and all it has to offer. It’s a fantastic site for leisure, travel, and entertainment.

Carl recently gave an interview to FOX 25 NEWS TV for his TOP 5 picks for travel destinations.

Be sure to sign up for the email updates and follow IN CLASSIC STYLE on Twitter @InClassicStyle.

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Guest Blogging at A Writer’s Life – Home of Justin Bog

I love when I meet a writer who is passionate about both writing and music.

Justin Bogdanovitch, (writing as Justin Bog) is a wonderful man I met through social media. He has an excellent, interactive blog where he writes about books, films, and his huge family of furry friends. I’ve had the pleasure of reading about his dogs, Zippy and Kipling; his cats, Ajax the Gray and Eartha Kitt’n (love that name!); and the full array of animals on his property in the San Juan Islands.

When Justin asked if I would write a post about music, highlighting ten albums that help me create — I was, of course, more than happy to do it.

He’s an incredibly gifted writer with his first short story collection: Sandcastle and Other Stories releasing shortly. His first novel, a psychological family drama, Wake Me Up is due later this year.

You can read my post My Favorite Top Ten Albums That Help Me Create List on Justin Bog – A Writer’s Life.

Hope you enjoy,
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Justin with Zippy

Justin provides commentary and recommendations in Pop Culture as the Senior Contributor and Editor at In Classic Style.

Subscribe to Justin’s blog A Writer’s Life

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Follow him on Twitter @JustinBog.

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