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"Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides* hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profound thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

*As original, but some sources correct this to “aside”

 • The indiePENdents.Org is currently closed for new submissions.

Just to keep you up to date, two-times Seal holder,

Thomas A. Knight

Author of The Time Weaver Chronicles  

has now taken over The IndiePENdents

Founder: Jasha M. Levi