Sunday, September 16, 2012
A shout-out to fellow travelers
I am grateful to the many bloggers who have taken the time to read and review The Mine and offer the kind of praise and criticism that independent authors require to grow and flourish. They are an important part of the process of bringing new works to the attention of skeptical readers. But I am particularly grateful to those bloggers who are authors and writers themselves, people with additional demands on their time, people who have faced many of the same challenges. These thoughtful individuals include romance writers Kathy Altman, Maureen Driscoll, Elise Marion, and Stephanie Humphreys; young adult novelists Sandra Lopez and Danielle Mathieson Pederson; author and poet J.S. Colley; and Tahlia Newland, who has produced several urban fantasy and magical realism works. I encourage readers to give these authors a look.