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I am exposed in Indie Authors Naked by @lorenkleinman

For about seven years, I was a member of a nudist resort. I was never a purist nudist, the type who would only go on nude holidays, walk around nude in the house, hang out with other nudists, etc.

My goal was to get out of the city on summer weekends and take in the rays in a beautiful environment. It just happened to be a resort for nudists. The private hideaway, replete with a lake, sauna, whirlpool, tennis courts, and billiard tables (you can laugh, I hear you) welcomed children and adults, encouraged family memberships. Single men could only join with a female partner. The property was owned by an elderly couple – their place, their rules.

That was many years ago. As a writer, I never thought I’d be caught naked, but here I am. Metaphorically naked, that is.

Indie Authors Naked, edited by poet, Loren Kleinman, exposes some terrific indie writers. The book is brilliantly laid out. Each author is introduced by someone who knows their work or has some relationship to them as a writer. My wonderful editor, Annetta Ribken did me the honour of writing my introduction. The actual interviews shed light on questions of craft, motivation, and the publishing industry. There is a terrific cross-section of writers, which makes for a compelling and informative read.

Authors both traditionally and self-published are represented in this book, so for anyone interested in publishing, you will learn about the process from an author’s perspective, and the reasons for their choices.

Indie Authors Naked officially releases January 15th in ebook and print, but the digital version is available NOW on Amazon.

I feel privileged to be included in this book with the likes of indie media darlings, James Franco and Hugh Howey, as well as accomplished writer friends, Rachel Thompson, J. Alexander Greenwood, Christoph Paul and many others.

I hope you will pick up the book and learn more about all the wonderful indie authors exposed in it.

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Follow the book tour beginning January 23rd.

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Indie Authors Naked explores and defines the world of independent publishing.

Comprised of a series of essays and interviews by indie authors, booksellers and publishers, readers will get a look at the many aspects of the indie community, where publishing professionals of all types come together with the simple goal of creating something unique; something that speaks directly to the reader, no middleman necessary.

Contributors include: James Franco, Hugh Howey, McNally Jackson Books, Sarah Gerard, OHWOW Books, Raine Miller, David Vinjamuri, Toby Neal, Rachel Thompson, Eden Baylee, Christoph Paul, Jessica Redmerski, and more.

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About Loren Kleinman

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Loren Kleinman is a writer and poet with roots in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. Kleinman is a columnist for IndieReader.com (IR) where she interviews New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie authors. Some of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Nimrod, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Writer’s Bloc, Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize finalist. In 2003, Spire Press published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz.

Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, is due to release with Winter Goose Publishing in March 2014. She is currently working on a New Adult romance, This Way to Forever.

Links for Loren

Website | Twitter @lorenkleinman | Facebook | Amazon | LinkedIn | Tumblr

Learn more about Loren in an interview she recently gave to Toby Neal, another fabulous author featured in Indie Authors Naked.

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About Amy Holman Edelman

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Amy Holman Edelman launched IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, way back in 2007. Since then, indie authors have stormed the bestseller lists, been courted by trad publishers and (after all that), finally gained a modicum of respect. 

Amy self-published her first book, The Fashion Resource Directory, back in the 80s, long before POD and Amazon and e-readers roamed the land. Her second and third books (The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair), were traditionally published (by Simon & Schuster and Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of Crown).

As an author and a publicist with over 20 years’ experience, Amy’s goal for IndieReader is no less than to make indie a respected and desirable category within the publishing world. This book is just one step in that direction.

Links for IndieReader

Website | Twitter @indiereader | Facebook

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I am interviewed by Author @LorenKleinman

I’m honored to be interviewed by one of my favorite people, who is also an award-winning poet.

Loren Kleinman interviewed me for Indie Reader the first time in January of 2012, and now she has a wonderful new website.

I’m thrilled to be connected to this vibrant, author, poet, and all-around fabulous woman.

Please read  her interview with me.

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Connect to Loren

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Loren Kleinman Website |  LK Editorial Website

Twitter @lorenkleinman | Facebook

Loren was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003) and a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee.

She is currently working on a New Adult literary romance novel titled, This Way To Forever, which explores how young people fall in love and the complexities and realities while having to make adult choices, as well as a collection of essays and interviews with IndieReader, which looks at the craft behind indie writing and the ways that it builds community.

Loren was interviewed on my blog Feb 22, 2013.



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Read about Loren Kleinman ~ Founder of @LKEditorial

My first contact with Loren came in the form of an email. She was writing a series for IndieReader about indie erotica and wanted to interview me. It’s hard to believe that was over a year ago. Since then, we’ve become fast friends, and I just missed the opportunity to meet her in NYC when I was there recently.

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Read my Interview with @LK_Editorial for @IndieReader

Good friend and author, Loren Kleinman,  reviewed Spring into Summer and interviewed me for Indie Reader. Both have been stellar in helping me promote my latest book.

I’m thrilled to be on Indie Reader again after Loren’s first interview with me earlier this year.

Please read  the review and Five Questions with me.

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Be sure to connect to Loren Kleinman and Indie Reader—they’re fantastic.

Loren Kleinman @LK_Editorial

Indie Reader @IndieReader

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An Erotic Dolly Bird Does Not Repeat Itself

Two guest blogs are posted for my new book,  Spring into Summer, hosted by two excellent writers who are also editors.

Multi-published author Nya Rawlyns, originally interviewed last year is a cool woman who writes in multiple genres, including erotica.

Please hop over and read: Good Erotica Does Not Repeat Itself

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The delightful Loren Kleinman, owner of LK Editorial is a real spark and a wonderful source of inspiration. She hosted me a few days ago with a piece I wrote called:

There Is a Dolly Bird in Spring

If you don’t know what a dolly bird is, read and find out.

Get to know Loren and Nya and follow them. They’re wonderful people for your social network.

LK Editorial @LK_Editorial

 Nya Rawlyns  @nya_rawlyns
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Buy from Amazon.com and Amazon.UK

No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.


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