If you missed the June 2022 book fairs and giveaways, here they are:
My Featured Fantasy Reads For June:
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Somehow, we are already coming up on the end of the month, which means it's time to recap all the May giveaways and featured books I found this montj.
In case you missed any of the ones I sent to my newsletter subscribers, you can check them all out below.
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My New Book Finds In May
There are so many indie author live interviews in May 2022!
In the biggest Indie Author Live Chat marathon since our New Year's kick-off in January, I am thrilled to bring to you 7 (and counting!) different indie author interviews from all across the Fantasy Genre.
Join me live (and feel free to bring questions) to talk to multi-international-award winners/bestselling authors and more!
If you aren't already following me on YouTube, subscribe to my channel HERE to see them all (or hit the bell on the specific ones you can't wait to see for a reminder on that specific video).
The current schedule is below, but more are slotted to be added in the coming week, so don't forget to come back and check out the rest:
Interested in the books running Kindle Countdown Deals May 23rd-30th? See them all HERE.
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Are you an author who is interested in an interview/feature?
Connect with me HERE
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My two YouTube series ("Indie Author Behind-the-Scenes" and "Indie Author Live Chats") are still going strong as we finish out February and launch into March, with new videos coming about bilingual indie authors & author tools and tips!
Take a look at what's coming up on YouTube below:
I am so excited to share these lives with all of you!
Have you seen my past lives with indie authors and sharing tools/tips?
-Check out the New Years book news for 2022 from over 20 indie authors HERE
-Watch the first set of 2022 Indie Author Behind-The--Scenes lives HERE
-A second round of Indie Author Live Chats (with 30+ more indie authors) went live HERE
-And if you would like to catch all of my lives (more than one video at a time), you can subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE
I am so excited to be able to share that I will be continuing my January Indie Author Live Chats series on YouTube!
Our New Year's live chats were so much fun, and there are so many amazing books in the works for 2022!
We kicked off round 2 of our live chats this weekend with appearances from authors in 4 different Fantasy sub-genres (including the amazing Day Leitao and some award-winning/bestselling authors as well).
From Middle-Grade Portal Fantasy to Steamy Paranormal Romance, and from Portal Fantasy to a special session with the voice actors and narrators who bring indie books to life, there's all kinds of sessions coming your way.
See the full schedule and links below for the rest of January:
Now that you've seen my 5-star rated reads from 2021, it's time for me to share my 2022 alphabet reading challenge - indie authors only!
An alphabet reading challenge can be set up many ways, but in my case, I follow the suggestions my mother gave me in high school. For this challenge, the suggestions are:
-Only choose authors you've never read work from before.
-Use the first letter of the author's last name (organized like the library system)
-Pick one book per letter of the alphabet (26 books total)
-*My bonus for 2022: Only pick indie authors.*
This challenge is in addition to traditionally-published books and new books by indie authors I already love that I plan to read in 2022.
The goal of it all?
To find new authors I love, and support indie authors in the process.
So, without further ado, here are my picks for 2022:
So there it is: my list for the 2022 alphabet reading challenge - indie authors only.
Have you read any of these?
Are any on your TBR list?
Let me know in the comments!
Want to keep up with my reading challenge and other featured indie author news throughout 2022? Sign up for my newsletter HERE to stay in-the-loop, and I'll send you a free copy of Splitting Dusk: A Splitting Worlds Novella as a bonus!
Today I am super excited to share the complete list of my 5-star reads from 2021!
As a Reedsy Discovery Reviewer, I get many requests for reviews all year long. Many of my 5-star reads this year came from Reedsy Discovery! Others I found through "Bookstagram" or recommendations from other authors, or I edited them pre-release for the authors and then read the completed versions.
From Middle-Grade Fantasy to Adult Dark Fantasy, I have a wide variety of books to choose from, so maybe you can find some for your TBR list, too!
Without further ado, here are my 5-star reads from 2021 (in order of date reviewed):
So there you have it: all of my 5-star reads from 2021!
I will continue to post 5-star reads throughout 2022, as well.
-Want to keep up with my reviews? Follow me on Twitter HERE, Goodreads HERE, or Instagram HERE.
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-Are you an author who wants me to review your book? Check out my Inquiries page HERE for details.
-Are you a Reedsy Discovery reader? Follow my Reedsy Discovery profile HERE to see all of my reviews through the year.
With 2021 quickly coming to a close, some of my amazing fellow indie authors and I have put together a live New Year's indie author fest you won't wanna miss!
Follow me on YouTube HERE to catch:
-Lives About 7 Different Fantasy Genres
-Chats with Over 20 Indie Authors
-Indie Book News for 2022
-Live QAs with Every Author on the Stream
Check out all seven livestreams here:
The "Writers of Rohan"
Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at 1:00PM CST
We hope you enjoy our New Year's indie author fest!
Hitting the bell on any of those YouTube videos now will let YouTube send you a notification when we go live this weekend.
Which lives are you most excited for?
It's been a while since I've hosted live authors to talk about their books, but this month I am excited to announce that I have lined up three indie authors, three author interviews, to go live with me on Instagram!
First up is my September 2021 featured indie author: Danielle Novotny (Sci-Fi). Come join Danielle and I as we chat about her writing career, her books, and writing in general!
-Time: 10:30AM CST (11:30AM EST)
-Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021
-Place: @katherine_d_graham 's Instagram
Have some questions about books, writing, or Danielle's work in particular? Drop them in the comments here or on my Instagram post HERE and we'll make sure to answer them on the live!
Stay tuned for more interview news to come in the next two weeks with E.A. Cartwright and Lauren D. Fulter as well.
(Want to be the first to know about upcoming author interviews/events? Sign up for my e-mail list HERE to get first-look news.)
With the craziness of life lately, it's been a while since I gave some shout-outs, but today I am excited to share three new featured indie authors with you guys!
Each of the authors below has their own featured author page here on my website, and stay tuned for more information about live interviews with them on Instagram in the coming weeks.
Want to see more featured indie authors?
If these three new featured indie authors have piqued your interest (or you're missing your favorite sci-fi or fantasy sub-genre), don't worry!
-Check out my past featured indie authors in the archive HERE
-Watch my Instagram live interviews in my IGTV saves HERE
-Sign up for my newsletter HERE to get first-looks at future featured indie authors (and I'll give you a free copy of Splitting Dusk for signing up).
And if you're a fantasy or sci-fi author who would like to be considered for a feature, contact me HERE for more information on my free monthly featured author pages.
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