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Indie Beginning Podcast

Indie Beginning is an audiobook format show focused on bringing readers and indie authors together through reviews and dialog. Every month the hosts, Ben and Marie, will read the beginning of two independently published novels and then read reviews and discuss topics sent in by the listeners on the following week's episode. Our hope is to help indie authors grow through the feedback given by the people who love stories. Submit your Indie Stories at or leave feedback by commenting on your favorite podcasting platform; you may just find yourself on the following week's episode. Thanks for listening!

Oct 1, 2018

This week Marie Kammerer Franke will narrate the beginning of The Sangrook Saga by Steve Thomas; a dark fantasy tale that follows the morbid history of the sangrook clan. Are the Sangrooks necromancers… demon-worshipers… deranged torturers? Or are they all of that and more. Turn the lights down and allow Marie Kammerer Franke Introduce you to the Sangrook Saga.

Tune in next week when we talk to indie author Steve Thomas about his story, the line between fantasy and horror, using short stories as a basis for a novel, and more.

The Sangrook Saga is available on Amazon. Learn more about this featured beginning and Steve Thomas on Facebook. Remember to leave a review for this story and all stories you read when you finish. Any review left for this story at ACNBooks/indie-beginning will be featured on next week’s episode. You can also help the Indie Beginning Podcast by leaving a 5 star review for us on ApplePodcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to your shows. Reviews are so important for any project. They promote the show  and help us bring you the best content possible. Indie Beginning is an ACNBooks production.

If you are an Indie Author and would like to hear your beginning read on the podcast stop by our submission page for more information.

All readings in this episode were performed by Marie Kammerer Franke with permission from the author. All production and editing was done by Benjamin Franke. Go to for contact information. Please continue to read more books, be the best possible you, and to simply enjoy this wonderful life. Thanks for listening.