There are some disadvantages to being an indie author, many of which boil down to the boring parts of the writing life: money, budgets, and time. But there are perks as well, the top among them being the ability to make long, lasting relationships with independent bookstore owners right in your own hometown.
Angel Schroeder, the owner of SUNRISE BOOKS (now the only bookstore in all of High Point, NC), is one of these brilliant, creative, hardworking, essential figures in my life. Her store is a whimsical paradise filled with books and book people, located on a historic stretch of literal Main Street in the straight up heart of North Carolina. I love the store, as do all citizens of my adopted hometown.
Please consider shopping exclusively at independently owned bookstores like SUNRISE BOOKS when you buy your favorite YA titles this year. In fact, with a title set to release in early May, I’d like to encourage you to PRE-ORDER a SIGNED COPY of ON THE WAY TO BIRDLAND through Angel @ Sunrise. Be sure to note “Signed Copy” in the ‘additional comments’ field at checkout and include any inscription requests.