Who are we?

Indelibles: indie authors leaving an indelible mark on readers’ hearts.

The Indelibles are a 27-member indie author co-operative, formed in 2011 to support each other in our writing and publishing journeys. We started as a YA focused group, but have grown to publish everything from MG to YA to NA to adult. And while we are all indie-published, many Indelibles have small-press and big-press publications as well. We support each other as we grow our careers, whatever path that may take. By working together and sharing experiences, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge about the business of indie publishing, something we like to pay forward through our blog (and the Indie Life bloghop) to help our fellow indie authors. We cross-promote and market together, but the strength of the group has always been having a safe place to share information and get support on our journeys. As the Indie Life motto says, “Going indie doesn’t have to mean going it alone.”

Stacey Wallace Benefiel
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Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells Trilogy, the Penny Black trilogy, the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, the Open Door Love Story series, and multiple short stories. She lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two kids who have old people names.

After helping run the family restaurant for most of their marriage, Christine finally broke away to pursue her career as a writer. She's the author of the YA Paranormal Romance, BOUND, the first book in THE CRYSTOR series. She's currently living with her husband and son in the middle of sage brush and lava rock with a spectacular view of the Snake River Canyon in South Central Idaho.

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G.P Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series and variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour.  She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and one very demanding guinea pig.

Ali Cross
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Ali Cross is the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles.

Chanda Hahn is the author of the popular Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series which includes UnEnchanted and Fairest which have topped the ebook charts in 5 countries. She also has a passion for writing YA epic fantasy. She's been a children's librarian, children's pastor and costume mascot. She lives in the beautiful but rainy northwest that is Portland Oregon with her husband and twin children.
Cindy M. Hogan
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Cindy Hogan graduated with a BA in Education and loves the time she spends teaching unpredictable teenagers, especially her own. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up next to her awesome husband watching a great flick. She lives beneath the beautiful wasatch mountains and can't imagine living without four seasons. 

Karen Amanda Hooper
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Karen is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.  Her debut novel, Tangled Tides, was released by Rhemalda Publishing in November 2011. She is releasing Grasping at Eternity in May 2012. She is a co-founder of the teen focused blog, YA Confidential.  

S.R. Johannes
S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling thriller series Nature of Grace, which includes Untraceable, Uncontrollable (#2) and Unstoppable (#3, Fall 2013) 

S.R. Johannes is the YA advisor of ALLi, a silver medalist in the IPPY Book Awards for YA, and a winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (YA). She was also names as a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Young Adult of 2012 and a Finalist in the US Book News Best YA Book of 2012.

Katie Klein failed as a YA writer once, changed her name, then tried again. After having REJECT stamped across her forehead 75 times, she decided to epub her YA Contemporary Romance, CROSS MY HEART, on her own. In the first year of release, it spent more than 140 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller list and sold more than 20k copies. It was also a 2011 Goodreads Finalist for Best YA Fiction.  Her advice to writers? Don't take NO for an answer. She lives on the East Coast with her husband, daughter, and two crazy dogs. 

Cheri Lasota is the author of two genre-crossing young adult novels: (Just released!) Echoes in the Glass and Artemis Rising, which recently won the Cygnus Award for mythology. She has also written a nonfiction how-to book, Design and Upload Your ePub as well as the short story, Mending Time. 

When not writing, Cheri dabbles in ski racing, composing, and film.

Heather is an author of fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Helping other writers and supporting fantastic authors is one of her passions. As a native Oregonian, she enjoys the outdoors almost as much as the worlds and characters she creates. You can find her on the sites listed above, or on Twitter Monday nights for the #WritersRoad chat that she co-moderates.

Paranormal YA writer of the Celestra book series. Often fueled by Dr. Pepper.

Leigh Talbert Moore
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Wife and mom by day, writer by day, reader by day, editor when time permits, chocoholic, caffeine addict, beach bum, lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), occasionally I sleep.
-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING (link) is my debut young adult romance. Available now.
-ROUGE (link), is the first book in my mature-YA/new adult romance series. Available now.

Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she's doing what she loves best - writing and storytelling. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, chocolate, dogs, and changes of season.

Laura Pauling writes YA and MG fiction. She lives the cover of suburban mom/author perfectly while hiding her secret missions and covert operations. A SPY LIKE ME, her YA debut novel, is available now.

Susan Kaye Quinn
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Susan Kaye Quinn is a former rocket scientist and engineer, but she writes middle grade and young adult novels because she loves writing even more than shiny tech gadgets. Which is saying something. She the author of Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy) and Life, Liberty, and Pursuit (a teen love story).

Elle Strauss
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Elle Strauss writes YA fiction. She's a married mom of four, and lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, famous for beaches and vineyards. She's fond of Lindt's sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather. Her YA rom/com time-travel CLOCKWISE is now available on Amazon, B&N and other sites!

Self-proclaimed geek-to-glam poster child who channels her inner geek by writing science fiction for teens, even though she slept with a night light until she was in middle school for fear of alien attacks. She now lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in central Illinois where she still sleeps with a night light...just in case.

RaShelle Workman is the author of the popular Blood and Snow series. She loves to reinvent fairy tales teens and adults can sink their teeth into. Her stories include vampires, werewolves, witches, aliens, and creatures of her own creation. Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher. RaShelle is also one of the co-founders of Indie Recon LIVE. Currently, she lives in Utah with her husband, three children, and their three dogs.

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By day a mildly engineering manager, by night a writer, dreamer and story weaver. Vice President at Mid Atlantic Book Publishing Association, Co-Chair of Maryland Writers Conference 2012, and YaLitchat.org Moderator, co-owner of Phenomenal One Press and mom of four. Books: Purgatory Reign, The Pack, Bandits, Flutter Of Luv, Explorer X-Alpha and more.

Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions not to be missed. Recent titles include Dies Irae and Lacrimosa, from the Requiem Series, and the recently released thriller, Transcend

Chelsea M. Cameron
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Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is. She is the author of five books, including Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles, Whisper and My Favorite Mistake

Chelsea Fine
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Chelsea Fine lives in Phoenix, AZ where she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

Elana Johnson
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Elana Johnson is a young adult author. Her work includes the young adult dystopian romance series Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download, as well as a young adult dystoipan short story in the Possession world, Resist.
She is also the author of ELEVATED, a young adult contemporary romance novel-in-verse.
Her novella, ELEMENTAL RUSH, began a new futuristic fantasy series. ELEMENTAL HUNGER, a full-length novel, is the second part of the story. The series will conclude with ELEMENTAL RELEASE, the final novella, which will release on July 2, 2014.
School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog (www.elanajohnson.com) or Twitter (@ElanaJ). She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog and WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers, a blog written by young adult science fiction and fantasy authors.

Amy Evans
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Amy Evans is a storyteller, wife, and mother with a life-long obsession with the ocean. In addition to writing books, she loves developing story worlds for all kinds of technology.
She loves dolphins, aliens and pugs, and sometimes writes for so long they all look like the same thing.
Clicks is her debut novel about instincts, a Surf Carnival, and the hottest beach patrol on the California coast. Clicks are the sounds that the universe makes when it warns you that your world is about to change forever. If you listen to them, you get on the wave before it crests; control your path, surf into your destiny. If you ignore them, the wave crashes around you, and you try desperately not to drown.

Tracy Banghard

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Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends.
Alicia Kat Vancil
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Alicia Kat Vancil grew up in the heart of Silicon Valley where she amused herself by telling stories to anyone around her--her family, her friends...random strangers. Eventually she actually started writing those stories down instead of just spending hours hanging out in fake Ikea living rooms and telling her friends about them. Somewhere amongst all the character-torturing and epic explosions she managed to get a BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and open a graphics studio (Multi-tasking for the win!).
Kat still lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two very crazy studio cats, and nine overfull bookcases. And when not running a muck in the imaginary worlds within her head, Kat can usually be found performing, watching anime, or hanging out in Twitter chats.