Society of Independent Authors and Illustrators

"Our mission is to help advance the literary works of self published authors."

Save the Date:  May 27, 2015 at 7:30 for a virtual meetup.  Alex Siegel will conduct a QAR on self-publishing.

Meet Alex Siegel on April 18, 2015 at our next Meetup for a QA Session on self-publishing and marketing.  Alex will share his experience, insights and tips on how to become a master of your work!  View his titles on Amazon.

Alex Siegel grew up a math and computer geek. At the age of twenty-five, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell. He continues to make a good living as a software developer in Chicago. In his late twenties, he took up creative writing as a serious pastime with the intention of eventually making it his career. This goal has been elusive, but failure is not an option. In 2001, his wife gave birth to triplet boys, and people often ask him how he still finds time to write. Between 2009 and 2014, he wrote the Gray Spear Society series. Since 2014, he has been writing the Seams in Reality series. To date, he has published sixteen full-length novels and is about to publish his seventeenth.


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Noteworthy News

May 27, 2015 - Virtual Meetup and QAR with author Alex Siegel.

April 18, 2015

Save the Date! Our next meetup is being held at the Oak Park Library, located 834 Lake Street, in Oak Park, Illinois.  Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other indie authors, aspiring writers and/or illustrators. Our featured author is Alex Siegel, author of over 14 books!  More info is forthcoming.

July 2013 - SIA Authors were featured at the 2013 annual ALA Conference which was held in Chicago.  This was a unique opportunity for our indie authors to gain exposure among librarians, teachers, and world wide book distributers. 

July 2013 - The Society of Independent Authors and Illustrators is now on Meetup.  This group is for independent authors, illustrators, bloggers and writers at large. Accelerate your passion for writing by connecting with like minded persons. Share your work and help build an audience of support for the next "Great Literary Giant" in all of us.

If you are interested in joining our group, click here to sign up.