Editor’s Note: Nicole Lyons and The Lithium Chronicles Volume II — December 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: Nicole Lyons and The Lithium Chronicles Volume II

Editor’s Note

 

Raw. Fierce. Brave. Brazen. Honest. These words are often (and accurately) used to describe Nicole Lyons’ writing. I’ve also seen her called a crazy bitch; the real burn is that Nicole lives so much inside her truths, she’s able to say, “Yes. I am a crazy bitch.” One of the things I admire most about my lioness is that she never allows naysayers to hold power over her. Nicole takes what is meant to be derogatory and makes it into a crown. Bipolar Affective Disorder, however, doesn’t genuflect before her; BAD is always seeking to usurp the reign she has over herself.

Working so closely with Nicole on the Lithium Chronicles has shown me facets of her being that I’ve never before seen through my friendship eyes; to be her editor is a fascinating position. Nicole neither appreciates nor responds to placation the way some other writers do. Trying to help her through a crisis of confidence sometimes triggers my own anxiety because I want so desperately to make sense of her mind—I want to say brilliant mind, but Nicole would only tell me to shut up. That’s the thing about my lioness—she’s unpretentious. In this, the second volume of The Lithium Chronicles, Nicole is a speeding train in which we are the passengers. By the end of this exhilarating journey, we will have seen the things that have made her into a humble woman, and we will respect her all the more.

 

—Kindra M. Austin, co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing


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Everything You Wanted to Know About Self-Publishing and Micropublishers, But Were Afraid to Ask-Christine Ray

If you don’t know me, I am Christine E. Ray, one of the co-founders of Indie Blu(e) Publishing.  I have had the good fortune over the last year to have two books of my poetry published through small independent presses. Back in September of 2018 as I was working on the manuscript for The Myths of Girlhood, I made an offer to Indie Blu(e), Brave and Reckless, and Go Dog Go Cafe readers to try and answer any questions that you might have about self-publishing a book or working with a micro or small press.  I thought my experience as an indie published author and indie publisher would make me a valuable resource.  I was very well-intentioned when I made the offer and planned to write a post answering all your questions in October but well. . . time kind of slipped away from me.  So sorry!

I really am happy to answer your questions and provide any advice or insight that I can provide.  Feel free to chime in below in the comment section with your questions or email me your questions at indieblucollective@gmail.com.  I will write a post no later than next week addressing your questions.

Remember: there are no stupid questions.  If you have a question about self-publishing or publishing with a micropress, I probably had it once upon a time as well as do many of our readers.