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BooksEndependent (BE) is an independent publisher founded by author and screenwriter Valerie C. Woods. The mission of BE is to publish (via ebooks and print) a maximum of 2-3 titles of new and established writers annually. By limiting the number of titles released each year, BE is able to give every author one-on-one, focused attention in the creation of their manuscript. Our titles cover the genres of fiction, non-fiction, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy for both young readers and adults.

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Sneak Peek!
Chet Baker: Always Looking for the Light

(previous working title Chet Baker: The Later Years) In this short excerpt from the upcoming 2nd volume of memoirs by bop drummer Artt Frank, he offers an insight into the virtuosity of Chet Baker’s style. Renaissance “Ready?” Chet asked, and called out to us and counted off the tune, “I Remember You,” in a medium... Read more →

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WGF Panel - 01/12/2017
Panelists (l-r): Monica Macer (Queen Sugar, OWN), Shernold Edwards (Hand of God, Amazon), Dawn Kamoche (Sharp Objects, HBO), Dee Harris-Lawrence (Star, FOX), Valerie Woods (Soul Food, Showtime)

The Writers Guild Foundation event, co-sponsored by Stephens College MFA in Television and Screenwriting on January 13, 2017, was a great success. The panel, moderated by writer and BooksEndependent publisher, Valerie C. Woods, engaged the participants with their wisdom, humor and real-world advice on the evening’s topic – “Writing Outside the Color Lines: Women Writers of Color or Storytelling and Perspective”. A lively Q&A following the discussion extended the evening past its scheduled ending time.

Thanks to Chris Kartje and Enid Portuguez at the WGF, and Ken LaZebnik and Khanisha Foster of Stephens College for a wonderful evening!

Book List

 
Chet Baker: The Later Years

Chet Baker: The Later Years
A Memoir by Artt Frank

by Artt Frank
(Coming in 2017) Kindle Edition & Paperback

The Fabliss Life of Bella Mellman
 

by Shirley Sacks
(2015) Kindle Edition & Paperback

Listen and view illustrations here as the author,
Shirley Sacks reads an excerpt.
Available at: www.amazon.com

Under the Shadow: Vol 1

Under the Shadow: Children of the First Star, Volume 1

by J. M. Kay
(2014) Kindle Edition & Paperback

View the trailer here.
Available at: www.amazon.com

Chet Baker: The Missing Years

Chet Baker: The Missing Years
A Memoir by Artt Frank

by Artt Frank
(2014) Kindle Edition & Paperback

Available at: www.amazon.com

Katrin's Chronicles: Vol. 1

Katrin’s Chronicles:
The Canon of Jacqueléne Dyanne Vol. 1

by Valerie C. Woods
(2013) Kindle Edition & Paperback

View the trailer here.
Excerpt at: www.jdyanne.com
Available at: www.amazon.com

I Believe

I Believe…
A Ghost Story for the Holidays

by Valerie C. Woods
(2012) Kindle Edition & Paperback

View the trailer here.
Available at: www.amazon.com

Authors

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Artt Frank

Frank, Artt

J M Kay

Kay, J. M.

Shirley Sacks

Sacks, Shirley

Valerie C. Woods

Woods, Valerie C.

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