YA Indie Carnival: Best fan experience

This week on the YA Indie Carnival is about best fan experiences. As a very new indie writer, I have some great professional reviews, but I don’t have much fan experience yet. But I have some great fan experiences as a nerdy fan fiction writer. I get some great letters still from fanfiction.net for my Babylon 5 fan fiction novel The Long Trial. I got a letter once from a fellow Babylon 5 fan who said that they were so into the story that they thought of it as part of the original untold canon of Babylon 5. That couldn’t be higher praise for a fan fiction writer. And they wrote back months later to say that they had re-read it again and that they had loved it even more the second time. As a writer in general, that is awesome to hear.

There are lots of great events and reading material out this week:

The Bloodstone Saga finale, My Tattered Bonds by Courtney Cole has been released!

Check out The Paranormal Plumes Haunted Book Tour in Savannah Halloween Weekend! http://www.theplumessociety.com/

Manitou The Sky People Saga by Lexus Luke will donate 30% or his royalties will go to the ASPCA. 

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines will released on Oct 21. Here is the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aAp6chU-d6o

For a limited time, Kimberly Kinrade is selling signed copies of her YA paranormal thriller/romance Forbidden Mind. As an All Hallow’s Read bonus, she is also including some awesome gifts with each purchase… including a very special bonus to the first 5 lucky people who place an order. Get a copy for yourself and buy one for a friend in celebration of All Hallow’s Read. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/qGMQkz

Filter Giveaway on Gwenn Wright’s blog! http://hereventuality.blogspot.com/2011/10/von-strassenbergs-giving-it-away.html. When she reaches 100 followers she will give away a signed copy of Filter AND one of her fancy new mugs!  And now check out this weeks other YA Indie Authors for their best fan experiences!

http://www.refractedlightreviews.com Danny Snell’s Refracted Light Reviews

http://pattilarsen.blogspot.com Patti Larsen, Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, the Hunted series, and the Hayle Coven novels.

http://courtneycolewrites.wordpress.com Courtney Cole, Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
http://wrenemerson.wordpress.com Wren Emerson, Author of I Wish and a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

http://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com Laura Elliott, Author of Winnemucca.

http://nicoleawilliams.blogspot.com Nichole A. Williams, Author of Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles.
http://fisheramelie.com/blog/ Fisher Amelie, Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
http://thewarriorseries.blogspot.com T. R. Graves, Author of Warriors of the Cross.
http://ctefft.blogspot.com Cyndi Tefft, Author of Between
http://pjhoover.blogspot.com P.J. Hoover, Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis.
http://www.aliciamccalla.com Alicia McCalla, Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free.

http://heathercashman.com/better_off_read Heather Cashman, Author of Perception.

http://www.abbiglines.com Abbi Glines, Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys.

http://cidneyswanson.blogspot.com/ Cidney Swanson, Author of Rippler.

http://cherischmidt.blogspot.com, Cheri Schmidt, Author of Fateful, Fractured, and Fair Maiden, Fire Dancer

http://www.lexusluke.com/, Lexus Luke, Author of Manitou, The Sky People Saga, Fire Breather

http://www.suzyturner.com/, Suzy Turner, Author of December Moon and Raven, Dragonslayer

http://kasi-kcblake.blogspot.com/, K. C. Blake, Author of Vampire Rules, Elephant Trainer

http://hereventuality.blogspot.com/, Gwenn Wright, Author of Filter, Ring-Leader

http://kimberlykinrade.com/, Kimberly Kinrade, Author of Bits of You, Pieces of Me and Forbidden Mind, Prestidigitator

http://jlbryanbooks.blogspot.com/, J.L. Bryan, Author of Paranormals series- Jenny Pox. Tommy Nightmare & Alexander Death

http://darbykarchut.com/ Darby Karchut, Author of Griffin Rising, and soon Griffin Fire

http://cidneyswanson.blogspot.com/ Cidney Swanson, Author of Rippler, 

http://puttingpentopage.com/ Heather Self

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2 Responses to “YA Indie Carnival: Best fan experience”

  1. You had me at untold canon! WOW. It really doesn’t get better than that, Rachel. I’m a newbie too. So I think when I get a fan that goes to the trouble of writing me an email, that is just the cats pajamas! Thanks so much for sharing this, Rachel! Keep up the great writing:)

  2. As an author, the best compliment a reader can give you is to read your book twice. Thanks for sharing.

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