Indie Authors

Since joining Instagram a year or so ago I’ve ‘met’ hundreds of interesting writers and authors, many of whom are intending to publish independently, if they haven’t already done so. They are all very supportive and if I’m puzzling about some aspect of publishing I know I can just ask Instagram and someone will know the answer. Thank you, guys!

These are some of the accounts I follow:

Authors Alike authors – more information about each of these amazing writers on the Authors Alike page:

Michael R Kiel @Michaelkielfictions Check out his website, Michael R Kiel Fictions, for short fiction, poetry and more. Read his bio below:

Michael R KielHi there! My name is Michael R Kiel and I am a self-published author. Please consider visiting It is an online literary website which focuses on providing a variety of short, but powerful fictions for your fast paced life! If you enjoy my work, consider following me on Instagram, Pinterest, and becoming a full access member or special content subscriber. If you are an author yourself, please consider visiting this website for its helpful and growing list of resources as well!

Martin Knights @m.a.knights, an-up-and coming comedy fantasy writer. Check out his paranormal investigative short stories, published on Amazon and his website

S J Howland @sjhowlandwrites. Author of the award-winning YA fantasy ‘The Traveller’s Stone’, the first of The Haven Series. Find out more about the Series on her website, SJ Howland.

Kylie A Winters @k.a.winters. Author of the forthcoming psychological thriller ‘Innocence’. Find our more about her writing on her website

A C Fullwood @acfullwood is writing an epic fantasy series, underpinned by awesome artwork, world-building and map-making. See more on her website

Marion Wiesler @marionwiesler.novels is writing a series of novels set in Iron-age Celtic Austria. Apart from the prequel they’re in German but a translation is hopefully on it’s way. She writes fascinating articles about the ancient Celts in her blog – see her website,

Steve Griffin @stevegriffin writes a series of YA books, a series of ghost stories, The Ghosts of Alice series, and some brilliant poetry. See his website

  • @ghindhaughwriter – Gary Hindhaugh wrote the amazing YA fantasy ‘Daisy Jacobs Saves the World
  • @sarahemwrites – Sarah is an aspiring novelist, teacher and chronic overthinker, and writes beautiful prose
  • @shrutidhorap – Shrutidhora P Mohor writes amazing literary fiction
  • @nikkikitsonwriter – Niki Kitson – writes YA novels, can’t wait to read when published. Love her writing.
  • @alexa.hoggatt – poet who writes fabulous poetry. Looking forward to reading her first collection when it’s out.