R. J. Keller, author of Waiting for Spring and the forthcoming The Wendy House, my partner in the PaperRats writers’ relief YouTube series Inside the Writers’ Studio, Backword Books member,  and obsessive Star Wars fan, has recently had her independently released novel, Waiting for Spring, picked up by Amazon’s Encore imprint. Here, she answers some […]

“Raving Reviews” Fellow Backword Books author RJ Keller and I are both working on writing projects. It seems this is what we do when we’re “writing.”

Backword Books snagged another author, bringing the participating members to a lovely, double-round 8. Persinger is the author of Do the Math (Silver Medal 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Popular Fiction and Third Prize 2009 Premier Book Awards, General Fiction) and Semele (2009 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist for Excellence in Independent Publishing). Click the Backword […]

Since offering a free coupon code for Homefront (featured, at left, in the December issue of Military Spouse Magazine, but by no means  meant only for the military spouse), I’ve received a number of emails of request from people who have been given Kindles for Christmas (what a great gift!). Thank you, sincerely, for your […]

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Henry Baum (interview to post tomorrow, the 16th) about his new book, The American Book of the Dead. The interview is one that does not approach him from the perspective of a writer or someone interested in the literary elements and yadda yadda yadda, but from the perspective […]

The brain child of Kindle author Edward Patterson, who wanted to find a way to support military deployed overseas, Operation EBook Drop began small. In a post on the Kindle Boards – an online community for Kindle authors and readers – Patterson writes, “Today on Amazon I bumped into a soldier currently serving in Iraq […]

Welcome to the Backword Books contest. Grand Prize: A package of seven books by Backword Books authors: Homefront by Kristen Tsetsi, Spam & Eggs by Andrew Kent, The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks, Threshold by Bonnie Kozek, Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright, Waiting for Spring by RJ Keller, and North of Sunset […]

Welcome to the Backword Books contest REVISED EDITION. Grand Prize: The same. A package of seven books by Backword authors: Homefront by Kristen Tsetsi, Spam & Eggs by Andrew Kent, The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks, Threshold by Bonnie Kozek, Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright, Waiting for Spring by RJ Keller, and […]

Self-publishing, for all of the criticism it still receives in some circles, is one of the many examples of people using their ambition, ingenuity, creativity, and drive to achieve a personal – and even professional – goal. Self-publishers utilize every creative skill they possess (or, if they don’t have a particular skill, find and pay […]

Because there promises to be some good conversation at Stacey Cochran’s BookChatter at, say, 9PM EDT. You can watch the show live over the internet here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bookchatter Or, too, you can call in to the show’s line if you just want to listen. The phone # to call in is: (914) 803-4571 But you are […]