Hall of Fame
The authors, bloggers, reviewers and helpers of the writers' community who help and support authors for free, out of the goodness of their hearts, are rarely mentioned or appreciated.
12 people were nominated to be included in the Hall of Fame to honor them for their dedicated work of helping Indie Writers. Read about them on the page link below:
289 voters decided the 3 most helpful people of the Indie Writer's Community.
Thank you for the dedicated work you do to help authors out of the goodness of your hearts!
Jeannie, JB Richards
JB Richards is an historian and international multi-award-winning, multi-genre author who holds degrees in History and Psychology. She has published two historical fiction novels about the life of Christ, two LGBT fantasy novels, and a revenge thriller centered in Appalachia. She’s currently working on a variety of multi-genre novels and book series’.
Richards is the founder and CEO of the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (#IHIBRP)—providing Indie authors with free book reviews and promotional services, and the Indieverse Resource Library—a free eLibrary consisting of book-related topics and author services. She regularly hosts the #IndieBookParade—a holiday-themed Facebook event that brings together Indie authors and readers. Richards is also the editor of Indieverse Newsletter—a newsletter geared toward readers and writers.
Jeannie is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband of 35-years, her son, and her rambunctious but lovable pups, Ayden, and Spirit.
Jeannie helps authors on her website and Facebook page with free author services—including the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (#IHIBRP) and the Indieverse Resource Library (#IRL) that provides great help for authors.
People said about Jeannie:
"Jeannie reviews Indie books on her blog giving the authors great exposure and feedback with her detailed reviews. Jeannie is a phenomenal supporter of Indie authors and puts her time and efforts where her mouth is by purchasing, reading and reviewing Indie books and encouraging other authors to 'pay it forward."
"Jeannie JB Richards goes above and beyond to help new authors get read and reviewed! Even when the world is topsy-turvey, she puts others first and deserves this award."
"Several of these people I know are really good but I've never seen anyone so assiduous in helping people than Jeannie Richards."
Erika M Szabo
“The writing bug bit me on a rainy afternoon when I couldn’t find any new book to read. My daughter had enough of my moping around and snapped at me, “Mom, stop whining! If you haven’t a book to read, then write one.” Her challenge shocked me, but I started playing with the idea and I’ve been writing stories, that I like to read, ever since.”
Erika loves to dance to her own tunes and follow her dreams, introduces her story writing skills and her books that are based on creative imagination with themes such as alternate history, urban fantasy, cozy mystery, sweet romance and supernatural stories. Her children’s stories are informative, educational, and deliver moral values in a non-preachy way.
“I followed my dream to become a writer. As an artist, I paint pretty pictures with my brushes, and as a writer, I paint vivid pictures with my words.”
Erika helps authors with organizing Anthologies and group promotions in her Online Magazines, as well as giving a helping hand with tutorial videos and advice in her numerous Facebook groups.
People said about Erika:
"Erika promotes authors in her online magazine, on her website, FB pages, and creates anthologies and videos to promote groups of authors."
"Erika is one of the most supportive, enthusiastic front runners when it comes to offering other authors lifts and chances to get their work out to a wider audience. She deserves so much more credit than she gets. She leads by the example all the rest of us should copy and emulate."
"Erika possesses many talents and she never hesitates to help others. She has extraordinary professionalism in disposition, reliability, principles, and expertise."
"Always looking for new ways to help and promote authors in her magazines and videos, and invests a lot of time in organizing group promos and anthologies. She's always willing to land a helping hand when authors in the group ask for help or advice."
Carmen Baca taught high school and college English for 36 years before retiring in 2014. Her debut novel El Hermano published in April of 2017 and received finalist distinction from the NM-AZ books award program in 2018. She has published 4 more books and has 38 short publications thus far in literary magazines and anthologies.
She is a member of several Facebook writing groups, among them The Inner Circle Writers’ Group and Writers Unite where she offers insight into the writing process, publishing, and marketing, based on her experiences.
To date, she has assisted five writers to become published authors by guiding them through the process, by connecting them with editors or publishers, and by editing their manuscripts.
Carmen helps authors by connecting with them in Facebook writing groups and helping them with advice by using messenger.
People said about Carmen:
Carmen is a member of many social media groups on Facebook and Twitter, and she takes the time to help and answer questions to all who ask giving advice to all."
"Carmen has assisted five new authors to publish their first works and has edited manuscripts for a few more, free of charge."
"She mentors up and coming writers. That is the hallmark of great person as well."
"She has always taken the time to respond to any question that I have had in the writing process."