Click here to edit title

Click here to edit subtitle


Cover Feature this month is Promised Valley Peace, the final instalment in the Promised Valley series by Ron Fritsch

If you would like to see your cover or video featured on our homepage, please register online.

 

The Association of Independent Authors (AiA) is the peak body representing, advancing, promoting and supporting independent (self-published) authors globally.


  ideas.

    words.

   legacy.

 

Latest News

 

Latest Videos in Library

9 views - 0 comments
171 views - 1 comment

Video feature: Mars Rising by Mark D Major

Featured Members

Author Spotlight

British independent author, Daniel Watkins has written six novels since Glengoth was published by Olympia in 2012.


Being the private tutor to the Saudi Education Minister's family based in Riyadh and Paris gives Daniel plenty of time and space to think and write. His novels have developed from dark satires to polemical analyses of contemporary issues from private schools and the British class system to the Arab Spring. His latest novel, Spaceman Daddy – published under his Bareskindie imprint - examines sexual identities within the growing culture of internet 'selfie' voyeurism.


His novel, Portrait of a Landscape explores - through its framed sections of narrative - how we are all trying, one way or another, to escape from contemporary living. It seeks to uncover what it is we are hoping to find, how we might succeed and why we often fail.


"I like to connect my writing to other art forms," says Daniel. His 'art novel’ included works by Hepworth and Henri Clovis Gaugin, grandson of Paul Gaugin. His latest novel was written to the twelve 'tracks' from David Bowie's album, Heathen.

"After my 'big' political statement in Where are the Songs of Spring? (inspired by the Egyptian Revolution in 2011), I've wanted to develop a more urban punk style with my writing," says Daniel. And Spaceman Daddy is certainly blunter, less lyrical than Daniel’s earlier work.


Daniel is currently working on a novel inspired by the Charlie Hebdo attacks. "The Gorgan Glass presents a dystopian vision of an ultra-Christian America caught in a power struggle with an enlightened, secular Arab world,” he says. "It's a sort of Handmaid's Tale meets Fahrenheit 451. Dystopian novels don't need to be about the future anymore; we're living the dark times right now. I do need to be careful living in Saudi Arabia, but I want the Gorgon Glass to be as reckless as I can make it."


You can connect with Daniel through his website, on Facebook. His books are available at all major online retailers including Amazon.com.


If you would like to be in our Author Spotlight, please register online.