IndieReCon Founders

S.R. Johannes 

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S.R. Johannes is the author of Amazon bestselling Nature of Grace series (a teen wilderness thriller, Untraceable and Uncontrollable) and a tween paranormal, On The Bright Side. S.R. Johannes was recently nominated in the YA category as Georgia Author of the Year. She is also the 2012 winner of the IndieReader Discovery Awards for young adult and a finalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book (YA).

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.

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Chanda Hahn
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Chanda is the author of the bestselling Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series which includes UnEnchanted, Fairest & Fable. Her books have topped the ebook charts in 5 countries and was one of Amazon's customer favorite authors 2 years in a row. Her latest release, Fable, was named iBooks Best of 2013 in Australia and New Zealand.

She was born in Seattle, Washington, raised in Nebraska, has lived in MN, IL, MI and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and twin children. She's a former children's librarian and children's pastor. Currently she spends her free time penning new novels, traveling for speaking engagements, and being a mom.

Cheri Lasota 
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Cheri Lasota is a techno-dweeb and darn proud of it. She dabbles in video editing, ebook design, coding, gaming, gizmos, gadgets, tablets, and apps. When she's not busy wasting time on Facebook, she also has her hand in composing, filmmaking, and ski racing. She secretly daydreams about owning two schnauzers named Tristan and Isolde, someday hearing the soundtrack to a film based on one of her books, and writing full time dressed only in her PJs.

Cheri just released her second YA novel, Echoes in the Glass. Her Amazon bestselling debut novel, Artemis Rising, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri also recently released her how-to e-book Design and Upload Your ePub.

Heather McCorkle 
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Heather is an author of fantasy with five books under her belt, three in the popular channeler series, and two stand alone novels. She is also a graphic designer (McCorkle Creations) that creates covers and book interiors for Promontory Press as well as indie authors. 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. Heather is a volunteer Environmental Content Coordinator for the IS Foundation, a foundation that works to protect endangered species, rescue animals, educate, and make the world a greener place. You can find her on the sites listed above, or on Twitter Monday nights for the #WritersRoad chat that she co-moderates. 

Christine Fonseca 
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Critically acclaimed and award-winning nonfiction and fiction author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children and adults find their unique voice in the world. In nonfiction, she delves into the world of giftedness, resiliency, and temperament, offering children and adults a no-nonsense, how-to approach to facing the world head on. In fiction, she explores the more complex aspects of humanity through sweeping romances, Gothic thrillers, and psychological horror stories. Christine's words have been heralded as "thoughtful", "Lyrical and poetic", "gorgeous writing that pulls you in", and "a great voice for teen girls" by editors, critics, book bloggers and readers. She was awarded 2013 Special Achievement Award from the Surrey International Writer’s Conference for her body of work and efforts to give back to the writing community and was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book (YA) for her thriller, Transcend. Her 2013 titles include The Girl Guide, Quiet Kids, and the final installment in the Requiem Series, Dominus.

Christine lives in the San Diego area with her husband and children. When she isn't crafting new books, she can be found sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at the local coffee house, or exploring the world with her family.


  1. Thank you, Ladies! This looks wonderful - and timely!

  2. THIS has ALREADY improved my writing career! Of course, I have a file full of ideas and sites to research in the future, but the interview yesterday with CJ Lyons sparked changing the price of my non-fiction book from $0.99 to $2.99. As she suggested, I reached a new strata of readers so although I lost a couple of downloads my profit went from $8/day to $44/day. (True, this is only one day of data, but the point is I am learning SO much!)

    From this morning's posts I was able to see my writing as a "success" and feel energized to move forward. I am so grateful for the time and commitment you have shown to create this forum. AND, I now have an entire new batch of authors to read! All around winning! Thank you!

  3. aw good! you are welcome. this is why we did it! :)

  4. Thanks so much. All of you are awesome! I learned a ton.

  5. PLEASE tell me all these links will stay up to keep sifting through... so much amazing info. Thank you for putting all this together!!!!