A Fellow is one who has rendered exceptional service advancing the standing of independent authors. We are pleased to introduce the following Fellows of the Association of Independent Authors (FAiA):
JOSEPH A. KONRATH
After receiving close to five hundred rejections for his first nine unpublished novels, Joseph sold his tenth book, Whiskey Sour, to Hyperion in 2003. It was the first in a series featuring Lt. Jacqueline "Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. There are now seven books in the thriller series: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, and Shaken. Under the name Jack Kilborn, Joseph wrote the horror novel Afraid.
Joseph also writes sci-fi under the name Joe Kimball, which takes place in 2054 Chicago and features Jack Daniels' grandson as the hero.
Joseph's blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, focuses on his success as a self-published author. He is an advocate of the Kindle and eBooks, having released a number of previously unpublished works to online retailers. He has become one of the top selling authors in the Kindle Store.
RICHARD W. RIDLEY
Stephen Windwalker is an American author of fiction and non-fiction books, articles, and stories. His 2008 book on the Amazon Kindle, The Complete User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle
, has sold in excess of 60,000 copies, and appears continuously on the Amazon.com Kindle bestseller list. A revised edition was released in September 2009.
Stephen runs a weekly newsletter on the Kindle, Kindle Nation
, which is the first newsletter focused exclusively on the Kindle.
In July 2009, Stephen released the acclaimed The Worried Citizen's Little Survival Guide To The Greatest Financial Crisis Of The Century.
Stephen is also a Director of the AiA.
April L. Hamilton is an author, author services provider, blogger, Technorati BlogCritic, leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement, and founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat, the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints. Her most recent book is The Indie Author Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use.
April is also a Director of the AiA.