Designer, visual artist and Rough Writer, Ann Rauvola designed the anthology as a series cover. Its western motifs express the Ranch with the elegance of the literary art it contains. Congratulations to all Rough Writers who contributed to Vol. 1 and welcome new Rough Writers as we begin work on Vol. 2. Carrot Ranch has excellent artists and is grateful to all who are willing to share and collaborate within our collective craft of flash fiction.
Welcome to the Bunkhouse Bookstore where you can find books by the Rough Writers & Friends. Support real, working writers who toil as hard as any rancher to wrangle words and rope stories.
The “indie revolution” makes more book choices and authors available to readers. Independently publishing a book is not for the feint of heart or the writer looking for shortcuts. Many writers publish with small or regional presses. The smaller publishing houses often print books not found in traditional commercial publishing. Some writers pursue a hybrid path.
It’s an exciting time to be an author with different publishing choices. But it’s also a difficult career. Consider that people who sell a used book at a garage sale make more off that sale than the author did. The best way to support an author, is to leave an honest review on Goodreads or Amazon. Reviews equate to visibility in the distribution channels.
Have a favorite flash fiction author? Look for his or her book. Ask your local library to get a title or carry an author’s line. Thank you for supporting literary art!
Books by the Rough Writers
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