UK Indie Lit Fest 2018 is underway…

So excited the date has been set for the 3rd Annual UK Indie Lit Fest I’m all signed up check out the post on Indie Book Banter 🙂

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Yes folks it has been confirmed the 3rd UK Indie Lit Fest is underway

Click on the logo to visit our main website for more info

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Applications are invited from UK Indie Authors & Poets

You may NOW register your interest for this event by clicking the image

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Applications are already mounting, so DO NOT delay.

Visit the webpage TODAY!

Not a writer or poet but want to be involved?

Then join our #IndieArmy

The UK Indie Lit Fest don’t just have volunteers, they have an army. The fantastic #IndieArmy are at the heart and soul of who the UK Indie Lit Fest are. Their recruits are avid readers of all ages from teens to the more mature members. They support the event and authors and have a blast along the way. Many of the recruits loved the 2016 event they returned in 2017 along with some new faces. UK…

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950: 1066 Remembered, Interview: Glynn Holloway

I absolutely loved ‘1066: What Fates Impose’ by Glynn Holloway and this is a wonderful blog to check out and find out about his reasons behind writing the book.

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1066: What Fates Impose is a recipient of The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Gold Medal 2014 (click image for more about the author)

Nearly a thousand years ago today—951, to be exact—a battle took place at Stamford Bridge at East Riding of Yorkshire, between the English King Harold Godwinson and Norwegian Harald Hardrada. Though the Norwegian was aided by the English king’s brother Tostig, the victory went to Harold. Icelandic historian, mythologist, poet and politician Snorri Sturluson writes that before the battle a lone man rides up to Harald and Tostig with a message that the latter could re-gain his lost earldom if he turns against Hardrada. Tostig asks what King Harald would gain from this. “Seven feet of English ground, as he is taller than other men,” comes the reply. Impressed by the now-departed rider’s fearlessness, Hardrada asks Tostig who the man was. Tostig tells him this was Harold…

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#SIBA Summer Indie Book Awards Winners


Well it is all over for another year and join me in sending our congratulations to all the winners and those who were nominated. A big THANK YOU to the organisers Metamorph Publishing.


  1. The Collective by Riley Edwards and Jonathan Edward Ondrashek
  2. Ghostly Writes by Plaisted Publishing House
  3. Man Behind the Mask by David Owain Hughes, Alizabeth Lynn, Ashlei Hawley, Ashley Rose Gustavson, Cassie Ann L Millier, Chasity Nicole, Chris Genovese


  1. Breaking the Glass Slipper by Sherry Rentschler
  2. The Puppet Master by Stephen E. Crockett
  3. From Cropduster to Airline Captain by LeRoy Brown


  1. Dragon Lightning by Jenny Burke
  2. Giorgio and the Olive by J.L. Gonzalez
  3. A Home for Emy by Chris Turnbull


  1. An Enlightening Quiche by Eva Pasco
  2. Ice – Knights of Silence by Amy Cecil
  3. Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes


  1. Take You Home by T.J. Spade
  2. Right to Silence by Lily Luchesi
  3. Welcome to Central City by Adam C. Mitchell (Tied with Blood Lust by Markie Madden and Siren Song by Markie Madden)


  1. Catch Me if I Fall by Kay Blake
  2. Freak by Erin Lee
  3. Her Name was Sam by Erin Lee


  1. Untamed by Madeline Dyer
  2. Border Lines by L.E. Fitzpatrick
  3. Operation Child by Jaci Wheeler


  1. Disgraceful by Dee Palmer
  2. Blurred Edges (Volume 2) by Kane Caldwell
  3. Waiting by R.M. Gauthier

Fantasy (Tied for 2nd)

  1. Hat Trick by Jeremy Croston
  2. Color of Evil by S K Wee
  3. The Council by Kayla Krantz
  4. Playing with Fire by Clare Meyers and Cris Meyers


  1. Letters Away by Elias Raven and Sharon Johnson
  2. A Nest of Hornets by Robert Krenzel
  3. The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Jane Jordan


  1. Shadow Puppets by Carver Pike
  2. Odium IV by Claire C. Riley
  3. Dead Normal by D M Singh


  1. Christmas Miracle in July by R.M. Gauthier
  2. Horny Santa by Ethan Radcliff


  1. Welcome to E. Mayberry by Chris Genovese
  2. Actually, Don’t Write a Book About Me by Leia Star
  3. FaeTal by Becca Moree


  1. Severed Heart by Kristy Ferguson
  2. Agents of Shadow by Richard Crofton
  3. Patriots Passing by Summer Prescott

New Adult

  1. Tomoiya’s Story: Escape to Darkness by C.A. King
  2. Concealed by the Night by Michael James
  3. In Her Woods by Jaxson Kidman and London Casey


  1. Tomoiya’s Story: Collecting Tears by C.A. King
  2. The Ghost in the Mirror by Faith Gibson
  3. Kiss of Vengeance by E.A. Copen


  1. Deceit Can be Deadly by Nicky Charles
  2. Night Orchid by L. Lombard
  3. My Champion by Alanea Alder


  1. Love Letters Destroyed by Winter M. Balefire
  2. Inhale Love Exhale Poetry by Lo-arna Green
  3. Nova by Joanne Van Leerdam

Romance (Tie for second place)

  1. My Light by Echo Hart
  2. Refusing to Expire by Tricia Daniels
  3. Fit for a King by Susan Fisher-Davis
  4. Hart of Country by Kris Nacole

Science Fiction

  1. Riddle of the Gods by Lyra Shanti
  2. Starstruck by S.E. Anderson
  3. Zeeka Chronicles by Brenda Mohammed


  1. Victor or Victim by YM Zachery
  2. One Good Reason by Erin Lee
  3. The Lion and the Peacock: How I Conquered Anxiety by Jennifer Peacock-Smith

Short Story

  1. New Horizons by Joanne Van Leerdam
  2. Freeing his Dark Edges by Kane Caldwell
  3. When Leaves Fall by C.A. King


  1. Finding Forever by Amanda J. Evans
  2. Cain – Rage of Angels by Elias Raven
  3. A Tale of a Rough Diamond by P. J. Mann

Time Travel

  1. Booth by Jason Pellegrini
  2. Do You Realize? By Kevin A. Kuhn
  3. A Love Beyond Time by Bella Emy

 Young Adult

  1. The Adventures of Nick and Billy by Michael Hoard
  2. 16 Myths by Aim Rivivar
  3. Fragmented by Madeline Dyer


Congratulations to all the Winners

& all those Indie Authors nominated.

#ReadMoreIndie #IndieBooksBeSeen

Happy Reading


#SIBA Summer Indie Book Awards 2017

I feel blessed to have been nominated for the #SummerIndieBookAwards there are so many wonderful Indie Authors out there today writing something for everyone. If you have read some of the books nominated why not show your support and give them your vote. Voting ends soon on Monday 11th September 2017 at midnight. You can vote daily too so what are you waiting for. Check out the full post below or pop into Indie Book Banter and check out each genre individually. Happy Voting 🙂

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Great News some of our lovely #IndieFriends have been nominated for the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards set up by the wonderful team at Metamorph Publishing.

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Voting is now open. Here are the categories and their voting links. You can vote for multiple books in each genre category, as long as you do it on the same visit. You may ONLYlog in one visit per genre per day.

New Adult
Science Fiction
Short Story
Time Travel
Young Adult

For the rules of the awards visit Metamorph Publishing click HERE

We wish all the nominee’s the best of luck. Please go and show your support.

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Essential tips for authors at a book-signing convention or lit fest #indieauthors

Had an absolutely A~MAZ~ING time at the #UKIndieLitFest FREE book event in Bradford check out Helena’s experience

Helena Fairfax

Last month the UK Indie Lit Fest took place in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in the north of England. This author convention was a free event, with over 40 indie authors attending. The event included writing classes, author readings, activities for children, and the chance for readers to talk to best-selling authors around the world via scheduled Skype calls. The author convention was well attended, it was brilliant to meet so many other authors and readers, and I thoroughly enjoyed the day!

On October 27th-29th, the world-renowned LoveNVegas author convention is taking place at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. So, Las Vegas is a long way from Bradford – in every way! – and the US is far ahead of the UK in the size and organisation of this type of author event. Romance authors and readers in particular have massive conventions in America compared to ours here. But no matter…

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