Authors Answer 13 – Give These Authors Some Love

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Authors have to start somewhere.  They start off as unknowns, struggling to find a foothold in the industry.  They may get lucky and have a great marketing team and publisher, resulting in a bestseller.  But most struggle to make enough to pay the bills.  There are a lot of lesser-known authors out there that are actually quite good.  They just need more exposure.  Although the guy in the picture below is not unknown, you usually don’t see him this young.

382px-Mark_Twain,_Brady-Handy_photo_portrait,_Feb_7,_1871,_cropped Not unknown!

Question 13: Can you recommend an author you enjoy that is not well-known? Why did you choose them?

Elizabeth Rhodes

Earlier in the year I read Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery.  It caught my eye because the setting (post apocalyptic, in a region of the US ruined by war and natural disasters) and protagonist (grieving father with a shady past) felt very similar to what I’d…

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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