October 8, 2016
For Indie Author Day I wanted to introduce you to an indie author I admire.
Meet Stephen B. Bagley
I’m proud to have as my friend, Stephen B. Bagley from Ada, Oklahoma. Stephen is the most successful indie author I know so I wanted to surprise him by featuring him for Indie Author Day. Stephen is successfully carving a niche out for himself as publisher at Many Rivers Harbor, a micro-publisher working with only a few authors.
Stephen is a delightful, fun guy. I miss the days when we used to tweet late at night and he’d make up stories about himself like how the judge issued a restraining order to keep him away from the coffee shop—at least I think he was making up those stories. Ha! Stephen’s humor has entertained me for many years now, but that’s not to say he doesn’t take things seriously. He has a sensitive, spiritual side, too.
The thing I admire most about Stephen is how he has worked so hard to overcome health issues. He has plenty of obstacles and down days, but he doesn’t give up and I’m often amazed at his productivity in spite of his circumstances. As both an indie author and publisher, he puts together multiple projects a year. In addition to his own writing, such as Tales of Bethlehem or Floozy and Other Stories, Stephen collaborates and coordinates with other authors to publish an annual anthology. The newest edition, Blackbirds Third Flight, is hot off the press this week. It features ten authors sharing “dark, twisty, and exciting stories and poems.”
Stephen is a wonderful friend and a successful indie author. I aspire to become as successful as he is at producing and selling books while overcoming health issues. Thank you, Stephen, for being an inspiration to me (and others)! Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you!