Alexandra Amor is the award-winning author of a memoir about the 10 years she spent in a cult in the 1990s, as well as several mystery novels for both adults and children.
Jim Breslin is the author of Shoplandia, a humorous novel about the working lives of show hosts, producers, and crew at a home shopping channel, which was inspired by Jim's seventeen years as a television producer at QVC, and which was called "a raucous novel" by Huffington Post Books.
His short story collection, Elephant, came out in 2011. Jim's short fiction has appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Molotov Cocktail, Turk's Head Review, and other journals. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was the writer in residence at Elizabethtown College in the summer of 2014.
His micro-publishing project, Oermead Press, has also published two anthologies, West Chester Story Slam - Selected Stories and Chester County Fiction, and a poetry chapbook, Exit Pursued by a Bear by Virginia Beards.
Jim is the founder of the West Chester Story Slam and the co-founder of the Lancaster Story Slam
Andy Schön holds degrees in philosophy and computer science from Columbia University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a graduate of New York Film Academy, and has studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Bruce E. Mowday is an award winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 16 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday was appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows. He is a contributing editor with Business 2 Business magazine. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historic groups. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see www.mowday.com.
Scott Pruden is the author of the satirical near-future science fiction novel "Immaculate Deception" and co-founder of the independent publishing house Codorus Press. He spent nearly 15 years as a newspaper reporter, editor, and newsroom manager before turning to full-time freelance writing. He’s now at work on his second novel. In this episode of The Indy Author Podcast, I talk with Scott about small press publishing, the importance of creating a community to support your writing and publishing endeavors.
Wade Walton is a television producer, photographer, writer, musician and motivational trainer based in Southeast Pennsylvania. He’s especially interested in human interaction in the natural world and how each affects the other.
Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, “The Sense of Death” and “The Sense of Reckoning” and the owner of William Kingsfield Publishers LLC. She blogs, podcasts, and consults about independent publishing as The Indy Author. In this episode, she discusses her background, her books, and her commitment to indy publishing.