If you’re an author and spend much time interacting on social media, you’ll come to know other authors. They become your coworkers. Your supporters. Your tribe. And I happen to have an awesome tribe.
The nice thing about forming an author tribe is you get to read each other’s work, help each other make it the best it can be, and then tell others (as in, potential readers) what’s awesome about it. This can happen in the form of author endorsements – those bits of advance praise in the front matter (and back cover) of the book.
In this post, I’m showcasing the five authors who were kind enough to read Project Liberatio and write endorsements for it. The amazing thing is this isn’t even my whole tribe. I got the idea to do this an hour ago, so I’ll do other showcase posts at different times to get the others. I am quite fortunate to know so many talented authors, and they all need to be talked about as much as possible.
Because you can read their official bios by following the links, I’ve decided to put a more personal spin on their descriptions.
Author 1 – Dan Alatorre
Dan is one of those who does so much you’re sure he’s actually three people. His most recently released book, an exciting sci-fi thriller called The Navigators, joins his many other titles covering several genres, including memoir, humor, children’s, and cookbooks. His books have been Amazon bestsellers many times over and are published in multiple languages.
Dan is also a prolific blogger and the host of Writers off Task with Friends, an internet show spotlighting authors and writing in a fun and humorous way, and I am honored to be one of the co-hosts. I don’t know what I did right in life to win Dan’s support, but I’m glad I did it.
Author 2 – Tracy Miller
Tracy found me on Twitter sometime last year, and she’s been an avid reader and reviewer of mine ever since. Not only is she an accomplished poet and reviewer on The Nerdy Girl Express, her enthusiasm for the books, authors, and shows she loves can only be described as contagious. I’ve discovered new favorites because of Tracy’s recommendations, and I’m so thankful to be one of them.
Author 3 – J. H. Winter
Julianne is a middle-grade and YA author, illustrator, and blogger. She read Project Renovatio and was kind enough to serve as a beta reader for Project Liberatio. I’ve had great fun getting to know her. I’m totally amazed at her ability to crochet the little critters she has on her blog, and I’m very much looking forward to reading her books.
Author 4 – John Winston
John is the accomplished author of his middle-grade paranormal series, starting with IA: Initiate, which was a finalist in its category in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest. In addition, he’s a teacher and coach and a huge proponent of youth literacy. Earlier this year, he piloted a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for youth literacy projects. I am proud to have him on my team.
Author 5 – Carol Bellhouse
Carol is a prolific author of numerous novels, plays, short stories, and nonfiction works. She is also a movie producer, a world traveler, and a practicing lawyer – much of her expertise has come in handy as my work calls for specific legal details. To say Carol has her hand in many pots would be an understatement. Always called to the next big adventure, she has more life experience crammed into her years than most of us can hope to attain, and she uses all of them in her work. I am grateful that she is willing to share her unique insights with me.
Now go click those links and follow these awesome people, and maybe buy a book or two while you’re at it! 😉