In Episode 10 of the Indie Pub, Author and professional designer K.M. Alexander talks book maps. These are a few of the specific maps he discusses if you want to check them out while you listen along.

Treasure Island, Robert Lois Stevenson

The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Powder Mage Series by Brian McClellan

The Mörk Bork RPG map

A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin

It’s April which means that RADIO is 1 year old. As the first portion of the festivities, I’ve decided to give gifts rather than get them. From today, April 23rd until Tuesday April 27th, the kindle version of RADIO will be absolutely free.

It’s been one wild first year for RADIO. From the lows of launching during a pandemic to the highs of becoming an SPFBO semi-finalist, a whole lot has happened to and for my weird little book. The best aspect of this first year has been the overwhelmingly positive reaction from readers. It’s my sincere hope that this free promotion will help get RADIO into the hands of more readers who will love it just as much.

Be sure not to let your guard down after this free promotion is over. There may or may not be a tangible, physical … something happening in May to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of RADIO in paperback.

And maybe something else in June. Maybe.

If you’d like a way to show your support for RADIO and myself, honest reviews on any platform you choose are always appreciated, as are follows on Twitter or Instagram. You could also check out my new podcast The Indie Pub available on most podcast platforms as well as YouTube. It has its own Twitter and would love some new followers too.

Stay tuned for more book birthday shenanigans and thanks for all the support over this last year. Here’s to an excellent second year of publication

Here’s a double post highlighting the most recent Indie Pub Podcast episodes.

Here are the details!

Ep2: Adventures in NaNoWriMo with Lindsey Grant and the Negroni

Episode 2: This week in the pub, author and NaNoWriMo staff alum Lindsey Grant and I dive into the ways National Novel Writing Month has evolved and how the program has impacted independent and self publishers. We also talk favorite gins, alternative recipes, and thinking outside the box when it comes to tonic water. 

Our Drink for this episode is The Negroni, a bitter classic of the cocktail world. It’s smooth, strong, and versatile. Perfect for any occasion that needs a bright red smile-bringer. 

The Negroni

1oz Gin

1oz Sweet (red) Vermouth

1oz Campari

Build in a rocks glass with ice. Stir until well chilled. After stirring, light a match and squeeze the oil of a thumb sized patch of orange peel though the flame and over the surface. Drop in the peel and Enjoy. 

Lindsey Grant is the author of of the memoir Sleeps with Dogs, the upcoming writer’s workbook Ready, Set, Memoir (out in May), and co-author of Ready, Set, Novel. 

Be sure to check out Lindsey Grant and her work.


You can get her books here.

Ep3: Arium – Indie Publishing a TTRPG with Will Munn, Drew Gerken, and Rooibos Chai

Episode 3: We have a little something different for you in the pub this week. We’re talking with Will Munn and Drew Gerken, two of the creators of Arium, an indie published tabletop role playing game or TTRPG focused on broad and diverse story creation. We also have our first non-alcoholic  episode and we’re sipping a few different rooibos chais along with our discussion. Like any good pub, we strive to cater to lots of tastes, boozy or not. 

In this episode, we discuss what Arium is, how it differs from other TTRPGs like D&D, as well as some of the parallels and key differences indie game publishing has to indie book publishing. There’s been a lot of well deserved buzz surrounding Arium and after interviewing these two, it’s easy to see why. Definitely give this a listen whether you’re into gaming or not. The process is fascinating.

Our Drink for this episode is rooibos chai. We each came with our own version but as with most chai and most rooibos teas, they were all fantastic. 

Will had Harney & Sons: Rooibos Chai

Drew had August Uncommon Tea: Biarritz – Velvety Rooibos with Amaretto and Orange Blossom

I had Teekanne: New York Chai

For more info and Arium and its creators, check out the links below. 

Arium Website:

Arium Twitter: @AdeptIcarus

Arium Facebook: @AdeptIcarus

Drew Gerken Website:

Drew Gerken Twitter @wordrew

Drew Gerken Instagram: @wordrew

Will Munn Twitter:  @WLMunn

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