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Indie Author’s Road To Glory – Or Not

By Marta Tandori, published on Feb 6, 2014

Indie publishing has recently been likened to both an Olympic sport and an American Idol competition and in certain respects, both analogies are somewhat on point. After all, athletes, contestants and indie authors all have one thing in common. They are all pursuing their respective roads to glory and like their Olympic athlete and Idol contestant counterparts, not all indie writers have what it takes to attain that “glory”.

There’s an air of unbridled excitement and expectation as the world gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the world literally counting down the... (more)

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The "Indie Concept"

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 28, 2014

Thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of the “Great Zon” otherwise known as Amazon, indie publishing and indie authors have become “mainstream” and are slowly shedding their cloak of alleged “illegitimacy” as the bastard children of the publishing world. Some in the publishing business have viewed this rise with awe, others with growing resignation while still others wonder where this whole “indie author” phenomenon came from. Admittedly, while the “indie author” concept may be relatively new, the “indie concept” in itself is not.

Nowhere has the “indie concept” been more prevalent... (more)

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FORBIDDEN, a Novella - Chapter 15

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 26, 2014

Warning: Contains explicit scenes and/or language which may be offensive to some readers.

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

“Your mother had no right to take Sonja!” Kate spat at him when he came back into the room. This was the fifth time he’d disappeared and come back. She suspected that he was looking in on Liz.“ She was my daughter and I loved her!”

“You dumb bitch!” He slapped her face with a vicious backhand.“ You just don’t get it, do you? Had you kept her, she would have continued to pose a threat to the precious Weaver coffers and my brother’s pathetic political career.”

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Indie Authors: New Year, New Predictions And Success Stories

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 21, 2014

For those of you who have read my previous posts, you know that one of the most prolific and outspoken supporters of indie authors has been Joe Konrath, who is both a traditionally-published and indie-published author. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for indie authors, he’s also a visionary of sorts when it comes to the world of indie publishing, thanks to his years in the trenches.

On December 28, 2013, Joe published his list of predictions for 2014 on his blog, A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. Some of his predictions are insightful and thought-provoking, to say the least.... (more)

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FORBIDDEN, a Novella - Chapter 14

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 21, 2014

Warning: Contains explicit scenes and/or language which may be offensive to some readers.

Chapter Fourteen

Consciousness came gradually and with it, a blinding headache that hammered away at the back of Kate’s skull. Her mouth was dry and cottony and her shoulders throbbed. When she tried shifting to a more comfortable position, she immediately realized that her hands were tied tightly behind her back, making movement impossible. She felt the sweat trickle down her forehead into her eyes. It was humid as hell and a strangely pervasive pungent odor was... (more)

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FORBIDDEN, a Novella - Chapter 13

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 15, 2014

Warning: Contains explicit scenes and/or language which may be offensive to some readers.

Chapter Thirteen

Leo was parked a little ways down from Kate’s house. He still had about another hour to go before nightfall. Just as he was trying to make himself more comfortable, he saw her gate open. Cursing silently to himself, he prepared to take off the minute he saw Kate’s car leave, only it never left. Getting out of his car, Leo nervously checked either side of the road before sprinting across it, hoping to get a closer look at her house. Suddenly, a car drove through... (more)

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Why Does The Right Decisions Hurt So Much?

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 11, 2014

It started with a nosebleed. My husband noticed it when he took our eleven-year-old Golden Retriever, Angel, for a walk earlier last week. It lasted for a few minutes and because of the frigidly cold temperatures, we had blamed her nosebleed on the weather. Then the following Friday evening, it had happened again. This time, my daughter and I were in the basement watching my grandson play with his toys and Angel was lying close to us, keeping an eye on things like she usually did. It lasted for over half an hour and alarmed all of us, Angel included.

Angel had been born on October... (more)

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FORBIDDEN, a Novella - Chapter 12

By Marta Tandori, published on Jan 6, 2014

Warning: Contains explicit scenes and/or language which may be offensive to some readers.

Chapter Twelve

Liz Farrell had just gotten all of the garbage together for the chute when she heard a knock on the door. Going to answer it, she was surprised to find the two detectives from Hollywood Division she had met shortly after her mother had died.

“Hi,” Liz managed to say.

“May we come in?” Detective Warner asked.

Over her initial shock at seeing them, Liz stood aside to let them in. “Of course.”

The younger one, Detective Cassidy, looked around appreciatively.... (more)

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FORBIDDEN, a Novella - Chapter 11

By Marta Tandori, published on Dec 28, 2013

Warning: Contains explicit scenes and/or language which may be offensive to some readers.

Chapter Eleven

“You killed me.” Her luminous smile was beguiling in its beauty.

“You should never have come back!” he cried, trying to make her believe him. “I couldn’t let you live!”

“You betrayed me.”

“No! I loved you!”

Images of Maria’s face haunted Leo, even in his sleep; seemingly beautiful images of a youthful Maria, carefree and innocent. Slowly the images morphed into something evil and violent, mocking him until he was forced to... (more)

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Indie Authors, Disney and Saving Mr. Banks

By Marta Tandori, published on Dec 28, 2013

As an admitted lover of sentimental and feel-good movies, I felt compelled to go and watch the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks as the genial yet shrewd businessman, Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as the dour author, P.L. Travers, the writer of the iconic Mary Poppins novels. For those of you unfamiliar with the premise of the movie, it centers on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film Mary Poppins. The film itself focuses on the two-week negotiation and courtship in 1961 by Disney as his talented – and oftentimes highly-frustrated – team pitches its vision of Mary... (more)

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