Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Indie Tuesday—Let’s Celebrate!

by: Jessica Keller @AuthorKeller

Today I'm handing out party hats and slicing the cake (oh, it's totally okay to eat cake at before noon!) to celebrate my latest indie book which released today! Well I wouldn't be able to be a part of Indie Tuesday if I wasn't indie publishing more books, would I? Also, anyone who comments on today's post will be entered to win a signed, paperback copy of Searching for Home.

Part of the strategy for being a successful indie author is putting out multiple books a year. Today's book will be my third (one of those was a traditionally published book) for 2014 and there is one more releasing before the end of the year. In a future post I'll go over the different strategies there are when it comes to publishing timetables in the indie industry. I'll also do a post on how to write a book blurb that hooks a reader...but not today. Today is all about cake.

How about a book blurb?

Searching for Home - Spies of Chicago, Book One.

She thought a dead relative ruined her life, but discovering his story will save it instead.

When the story of Whitney's long-dead anarchist ancestor, Lewis Ingram, makes front-page news, she must find a way to exonerate her relative, or risk losing everything—her mayoral-candidate boyfriend and her job at a local magazine. Aided by Nate, a volunteer at the Chicago Historical Foundation, she digs in, determined to find a positive spin on the situation. But what awaits her isn't spin at all. It's truth—and it will change her life.

In the world of 1886, Ellen Ingram and James Kent didn't intend to get caught in the middle of an anarchist spy ring. Ellen was content to leave all such intrigue to her brother, Lewis Ingram. But as the political climate in Chicago changes, Ellen and James have no choice. In the midst of the famous Haymarket Riot, both realize that they must live the life God created them for, not the one dictated by society.
Two generations encounter the same truth—and neither will ever be the same.

A chance to win a signedcopy of Jessica Keller’s latest release – via @AuthorKeller #indiepub#IndieBooksBeSeen (Click to Tweet)

Jessica Keller holds degrees in both Communications and Biblical Studies. She is multi-published in both Young Adult Fiction and Inspirational Romance and has 100+ magazine and newspaper articles to her name. She also has a speaking ministry and loves to talk books. Jessica lives in the Midwest with her amazing husband and their very giggly daughter.

Connect with Jessica through her Website, blogFacebook, Amazon Page, and on Twitter.



  1. Yay for you, Jessica! Congratulations on your release day! Your book sounds intriguing. So, I'm curious, how many books will you have released when you get to the end of 2014? I'll be curious to read more of your posts. :)

    1. Thanks Jeanne! Happy dancing here on a bright fall day in the Midwest!

      This year (by the end of it) will mark four book births! The last is a historical, sweet romance that takes place around Christmas. Which will bring my total to 5 books and 4 anthology collections. Pressing on for more next year :)

      I look forward to seeing you on here again. :)

  2. Congrats on your new release, Jessica! Sounds very intriguing! I loved "Saving Yesterday", and this one will be at the top of my wishlist. :> Thanks for the cake!


    1. I'm so glad you liked Saving Yesterday - that book holds a very special place in my heart and I can't wait to release the second book in the TimeShifters series next year. :)

  3. Congrats, Jessica! Sounds like a great read. :)

  4. Congratulations on your new release! This story sounds very intriguing! Would love to read it!

  5. It sounds like you are in a very productive season of writing. I'd like to hear.more about how you manage to create and publish so many books in such a short time. Looking forward to more posts from you.