#SupportIndieAuthors series, a woman I’ve introduced before!

So this week is going to be about a lady you all have already met. The other mod of the Support Indie Authors group on Goodreads(Join if you haven’t yet!). She also is the author of the Rehab for Superheroes series, that I’m looking forward to reading more of. I give you, Ann Livi Andrews.

Blurb from Hollow Towns:

Charlie nodded, but when none of them stood, he felt the pit in his stomach grow even wider. “Is there something else?”
Titus cleared his throat. “You should probably just tell him.”
“We haven’t yet decided. . .”
“Tell him or I will.” Titus’ voice was low but firm.
“We were unable to. . .extract. . .” One began.
“Safely extract.” Two corrected him.
“She’d been stuck in there for far too long,” Four explained.
“There was nothing we could do for her,” Seven shrugged apologetically.
“This had nothing to do with your actions,” Five assured.
“She knew the risks,” Three nodded.
“Please accept our condolences,” Six finished for them.
Charlie calmly stacked the folders on top of each other. Losing control in front of them wouldn’t solve anything. Besides, he’d known this was coming. And they were right. She had known the risks.

I was the girl who got in trouble for sneaking flashlights and notebooks into my room in case of late night inspirations. My teachers caught me writing down ideas instead of class notes while in school and college.

I was the out of place teenager with ink stained hands and a mind that was always a million miles away. I was and still am the girl who has a plethora of generic responses for when someone asks me what I’m thinking about. Embarking on a long winded explanation of my current character’s personal dilemmas doesn’t usually seem to be the wise response.

I still am the girl who has to write her first draft with the old fashioned pen and paper. There’s something about the feel of the pen gliding across the paper that maintains my inspiration. If I don’t have a rough draft in front of me when I sit down at the computer, I freeze up.

I’m a simple girl who grew up in the Midwest. While I love to travel, I dream of the day when my husband and I can move our new family, which includes our dashingly handsome newborn son, out to the country where we can reside in peace.

I like to think of my writing style as consisting mostly of creative nonfiction. While the setting might be apocalyptic or fantastic, there’s a piece of me and my own personal story in each work. Every character is somehow based on my own experiences as I’ve always been told to write what I know.

Social Media:

Twitter: annliviandrews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnLiviAndrews
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ann-livi…
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/annlivi/
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/1150208038318…

1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review?

My husband and I laugh about it and then I enjoy a nice glass of white wine. I may sulk over it for a day or two but then I eventually realize that I have to let it go and move on.

2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?

A friend of mine. I initially wrote Hannah for her. Despite her sudden and dramatic exit from my life, she has remained an inspiration for my book Hollow Towns.

3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you?

Definitely my husband. He’s the reason that I began publishing in the first place. And although he has a stressful schedule of his own, he’s always willing to listen to me talk about my ideas and my Goodreads group.

4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life?

Perseverance, discipline, and people skills. I’ve grown in all three characteristics over the past year. And patience. . .especially as my son shut down my computer just as I was initially finishing these questions — I had to retype them.

and last, What’s your favorite color?

Purple. It began with shag carpet in my nursery and led to a young man running up to me and announcing the five little words that every woman wants to hear: “I like your purple shoes!” Four years later and that man has become the sweetest and most amazing husband and father.

If you’d like to be featured in the #SupportIndieAuthors series, please, drop me an email at: Rileyamosreviews (@) gmail (dot) com. Just remember to follow the same guidelines as the review policy.

And don’t forget to check out my Breath Of the Titans: The False Titanbriger series.
*FREE* Little Black Stormcloud
A Mother’s Love
War of the Chiefs

A thank you to all the people that take the time to look at my blog.

So, I was perusing over the stats to my site today, and I learned something that almost made me spit out my coffee. Through 6 days in March we have as many page views as we did in ALL of December. Now, I don’t know if this is because the number of posts has increased (Keep them coming Alysia!) or what, but I wanted to thank each and every one of the visitors to this site.

May your days be filled with nothing but good news, and may evil never find it’s way to your doorstep.

#RileyAmosReviews, I guess you guys get one from me, too, edition!

Going Green by Christina McMullen

I’ll admit it, I have other books on the pile I probably should have read first, but with my own zombie story coming out, I just couldn’t resist.
Going Green is a satirical look at a zombie apocalypse. It doesn’t focus on any one person or group, but instead focuses on “the sheeple”. Now, she NEVER uses this term, but it’s the best way I can describe the wide range she covers.
She covers politics and idiots in the apocalypse very well. It was wonderfully written, and I enjoyed every segment. 5/5

Remember, if YOU would like to be featured in the #RileyAmosReviews or #SupportIndieAuthors series, and your book fits in with out policy, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at RileyAmosReviews (at) Gmail (.) com! We’re always looking to help more new authors!

Ten days til Everyone Dies At The End releases it’s first chapter!

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you, want you to see my cover for it!

And yes, it is a completely different kind of story than my fantasy series is. Anyways, I have to thank the wonderful people at Bigworldnetwork.com for all the help and support they’ve offered through the process. It’s been fun working with the people there, and Mario Hernandez did an AWESOME job with the e-book covers. I tried paying a professional cover place for a rat holding a finger in it’s mouth, and they told me it couldn’t be done for less than $500! Mario pumped this out like it was nothing! So a special shout out to him for the cover I was told couldn’t be done!

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Remember to check out my new weekly serial when it starts to release!

#RileyAmosReviews, I think I created a monster, last part!

So yeah, those were all the reviews she sent me last night while I was sleeping. Be sure to check them out!

Resignation by Amanda Thorne

For me, this book was another knock out of the park.  I love this series and I keep wondering what the author will add next.  I love the characters and the whole things kept me stuck to me set. I love to watch “Star Trek Voyager” when it was on so I love the Borg references in this book too.  It made me laugh.  Loved it!  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*    5/5

#RileyAmosReviews, I think I created a monster, Part 3!

Web of Deceit By Susan Sleeman

This book is a good mystery with a serial killer thrown in.  I enjoyed this book very mush. FBI agent Kait Knight has spent the last three years searching for the man who murdered her twin sister in front of her, her brother-in-law.   It was great to go on this journey to see if Kait can catch her brother- in- law.  Do you think she brings him to justice?  You should pick up your copy today and find out.  *Thank you to netgalley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*   4/5

#RileyAmosReviews, I think I created a monster! Part 1

So….did I tell you guys Alysia reads A LOT of books? Yeah, here’s a few more reviews from her!

Pretty Flamingo by Perry Martin

This book was a very powerful book for me. This story brings out many emotions. Timeless love is something I think everyone dreams of in their lifetime. I think this book was very good. Most books make me laugh some make me think about life but this book brought me tears and joy all together. You may want to try it yourself. * I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 5/5 stars

#RileyAmosReviews, Beaten Zone edition!

The Beaten Zone by Tom Mykytiuk is an entertaining thriller(Good, this is the next book on my own list!). The story caught my attention from the beginning. Normally I don’t read many “war type” books but ‘The Beaten Zone’ weaves a enticing story starting in WW II.  I was thrilled to read this book and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  4/5 stars