The first “awesome” indie writer John L Monk discovered was Lindy Moone, but I found her first. Among all authors I’ve met in real and online life, I judge Lindy as the most talented and most fearless.
Currently Lindy has set aside writing the sequel to her novel Hyperlink from Hell in order to edit, format and illustrate For Whom the Bell Trolls, which she calls “a charity antrollogy” with contributions from 24 indie authors. Of these writers she says “Some of the authors are well-known. Some are just not well, not well at all. Some are hiding under their beds, or possibly bridges. (Some should be.)”
Did you get that? Editing, formatting, and illustrating–for charity. Plus Lindy selected the contributors, cajoled, critiqued, kept them laughing, and held them together to the finish.
Net proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit Equality Now, an international charity that works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls. For Whom the Bell Trolls may be on sale by Christmas.You don’t have to create a reminder–I’ll let you know.
Here’s what Lindy Moone says about herself: “I sit at my desk overlooking the Aegean Sea, typing and drawing and formatting like Penelope weaving her cloth—only not really. Unwelcome suitors aren’t exactly lined up around the block, so I’m kept company by a chipped ceramic figurine of Avni, a beloved comic book character here in Turkey. My husband, the Great Fisherman Boo, may be out battling sea monsters like Odysseus, but unlike Penelope’s hubby, he’s generally home for supper.”
You can count on Lindy’s writing to be unique, hilarious, irreverent, and a bit indecent.
About Hyperlink from Hell: A Couch Potato’s Guide to the Afterlife: “It’s all happening at The Haven (bloody murder… a celebrity patient disappears… his psychiatrist checks into his own padded suite…) and to solve the mystery, the asylum’s new director must analyze “Hyperlink from Hell”: the celebrity’s memoir of his own kidnapping and murder… of time travel and wardrobe malfunction… of good versus “bat.”
Hyperlink from Hell is a story within a story, on the outside a conventional mystery, but as crazy inside as most of the characters. I particularly like the print edition for its visual appeal. Both print and ebook are on sale at Amazon.com.
Next: In “Indie Authors, Where Are They Now (Part three) I’ll update the work of John L. Monk’s other admirable indies: Mark Capell, P.T. Hylton, Harvey Click, Dan C. Rinnert, and finally, John L Monk (himself).
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If you’ve read Part One, great. If not, heads up: Carol Ervin’s doing an amazing little blog series on the “Awesome Indies.”
I absolutely love what she had to say about Lindie Moone. Lindy’s so talented, she makes me wanna just sit down in the street and moan, “Why should I even bother…”
Very cool! Looking forward to the anthology.
I have an ARC of the anthology but I’m eager for the print edition with the illustrations. I’ve been on the sidelines of this project with no good story to contribute. Thanks for your comment.
Lindy is hugely talented and hugely generous with her time. A nice tribute, Carol…
And she has no idea she’s fearless!
What a great project. Thanks for letting us know, and I’ll look for the post about the release. Definitely want to support this cause.