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Chelle Honiker

Chelle Honiker is an advocate for the empowerment of authorpreneurs, recognizing the importance of authors taking charge of both their craft and careers. In response to this need, she has founded a media and training company dedicated to supporting these creative professionals. As the co-founder and publisher of Indie Author Magazine, IndieAuthorTraining, Indie Author Tools, and Direct2Readers.com, Chelle’s team of more than 80 writers, editors, trainers, and support staff provides resources and insights that help authors navigate the complexities of self-publishing. Her role as the programming director for Author Nation, an annual conference in Las Vegas, further exemplifies her commitment to fostering a community where authors can grow and succeed. With a career spanning over two decades in executive operations and leadership, Chelle has honed her skills in managing complex projects and delivering impactful training programs. Her experience as a speaker and TEDx Organizer has taken her to many countries, where she has shared her insights with diverse audiences.

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Oriana Leckert

Indie Author Magazine: On an individual level, direct publishing can equate to greater control over titles, greater royalties, and a

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Zippier with Zapier

From writing and editing to marketing and administration, independent authors juggle an array of responsibilities. With so many balls in

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Anthea Sharp

Website: https://antheasharp.com/

Social Media:

IG: https://www.facebook.com/AntheaSharp/



Anthea Sharp is a USA Today bestselling author of YA Fantasy, GameLit, and Steampunk. Her books are filled with magic, adventure, characters you can care about, and a touch of romance. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, and she’s been an enthusiastic indie author since 2011, when she left tradpub and jumped into the new world of publishing. Wow, things have changed in the last dozen years! She can hardly wait to see where they go next…

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Sarra Cannon

Website: https://www.SarraCannon.com
https://www.Heartbreathings.com

Social Media:

IG:
/https://www.instagram.com/heartbreathings

IG: https://www.instagram.com/sarracannon

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/heartbreathings
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/sarracannon

Sarra Cannon is the indie author of more than twenty-five Young Adult contemporary fantasy novels, including her bestselling Shadow Demons Saga. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem.

With close to three-quarters of a million books sold, Sarra is also passionate about helping fellow authors learn to self-publish in a way that puts joy and creativity at the forefront. She is the host of the successful YouTube channel and blog Heart Breathings, where she talks about everything from productivity to plotting. Sarra lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her supportive husband and her adorable red-headed son.

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Steph Pajonas

Website: https://www.spajonas.com
Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJPajonas

Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author. She loves summer, downtempo beats, yoga pants, foxes, owls, dogs, sushi, pasta, and black tea. She lives outside NYC with her husband, two great kids, and her dog who always wants to play. When it comes to her work, she writes about everyday women and uncommon worlds.

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Melissa Storm

Website: https://www.NovelPublicity.com

Melissa Storm is an industry veteran with more than 14 years experience under her belt. She currently juggles four active pen names (including Molly Fitz and SK Reign) and also serves as CEO and lead Facebook ads consultant for Novel Publicity. Her client list includes multiple NYT and Amazon top 100 bestselling authors in a variety of genres. Melissa has a particular fondness for #whychoose, lives in Alaska, and really likes cats.

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Elizabeth Ann West

Website: https://www.futurefictionacademy.com/

Social Media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-ann-west-190b8b148/


CEO of the Future Fiction Academy, author of over 25 novels across Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Google and any other store front open to indies. Elizabeth has been making a living from her digital writing since 2007 and first published a novel in 2011. An innovator on all things new technology for indie authors, she has shared training and classes for years on dictation, selling direct, running a business, organic marketing, and now writing with AI. The EA in EAW might as well stand for Early Adopter. She has been a speaker at RWA’s national conferences, 20Booksto50K, and on numerous podcasts and Youtube channels over the years.

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Michael Evans

Website: https://mevansinked.com//

Social Media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mevansinked/

Michael Evans is the author of over a dozen sci-fi thriller novels, a serial founder of media and creator economy tech companies, a student at Harvard University, and is obsessed with experiencing, studying, and creating stories that empower others to create better futures.
His stories are genre-bending and feature flawed, relatable characters in high-stakes situations with tech-gone-wrong in the near future.
When not writing, Michael can be found running, hiking, playing basketball, and embarking on real-life thrilling adventures. Ice cream and sunsets are some of his favorites, but he will settle for a warm blanket and a cozy book on a winter day.

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