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Guest Writer~Andrea Nourse

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March 5, 2021

Dear Wonderful Readers,

I am so excited to introduce you to today’s guest writer.  Andrea Nourse is the author of four women’s fiction novels and the co-founder & co-host of the Indie Author Book Club, which I am a HUGE fan of. Andrea and her Indie Author Book Club co-host (who you will meet later on in this series) share their own experiences as Indie Authors on their podcast in addition to shining light on fellow Indie Authors. 

Andrea’s passion for writing and all things Indie is evident in her involvement in the literary community. She is completely transparent with her writing journey and is a wonderful mentor to experienced and new writers alike.   If you are looking for a fresh and exciting book club, look no further….Andrea has got you covered.  She just so happens to co-host a group discussion on a new Indie book each month.   And by the way, last month’s book selection was not only a gem, but also introduced me to a new author.  You can actually read about it HERE.  

Andrea currently lives in Nashville with her husband, Jeff, and their two children, Jackson and Annabeth. She has a BS in Mass Communication from MTSU and an MBA from the University of Memphis. When she’s not reading, writing, or Bookstagramming, she enjoys pretending to know how to bake, swooning over Chris Evans, and scrolling Netflix without ever finding something to watch.

Andrea is a beacon of light to readers and writers everywhere.  I hope you enjoy her letter to Mr. H.  I am looking forward to adding her book recommendation to my own TBR.  

Happy Reading,

Kelly

P.S.  Be sure to follow Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!  If you are looking for new Indie Authors to read, head on over to the Indie Author Book Club and become a member.  You will not regret it!  

P.S.  Her latest book, After Everything, gets a BIG thumbs up from me!

Dear Mr. Hemingway,

I should probably start this letter with an apology. You see, I’ve never read one of your books. I am very familiar with you, but this is more so because of your famous felines and less so because of your books, which I am sure are lovely. Now, with that awkwardness out of the way, I’d like to tell you about a book that reintroduced me to the magic of fantasy novels.

Saving Ellie by Whitney R.B. was the first indie book I fell in love with. Werewolves. Found Families. Mystery. Folklore. It has all the ingredients that make a book feel like home.

When I first met Whitney and Saving Ellie, it had been years since my first foray into fantasy and werewolves, and it had been just as long since I’d picked up one that I loved just as much as the first. All of this changed when I met Ellie and Ash. I fell headfirst into their world and never wanted to leave.

Whitney’s prose is as beautiful as her characters. The words flow from the pages and bring the characters and the lore to life. Her dedication to her craft and her characters is inspiring. After releasing Saving Ellie in 2019, Whitney completely rewrote the book and re-released it in January of 2021. Imagine my thrill when I learned I’d get to meet Ellie and Ash all over again and rediscover new facets of their character and story.

I am still in the beginning of my new adventure with Ellie and Ash, but I can tell you, Mr. Hemingway, it is just as perfect and beautiful as the first time. As a lover of felines, I understand you may have reservations about exploring a book filled with werewolves, but I assure you this is a story you do not want to sleep on.

Sincerely,

Andrea Nourse

P.S. My next book, Out of Anywhere, hits shelves (virtual and some physical) on June 1, 2021!

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