About Us

About the Group:
Indie Ignites is a group of small press and self published authors, working together to promote each other and other indie authors. We're excited to educate others starting down this path and to promote exceptional indie titles to our readers. Scattered around the country, we're brought together by a love of good books and a desire to get them in readers hands - no matter how non-traditional the path.

JC Emery

Genre: NA urban fantasy, YA contemporary, contemporary romance
Bio: As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English. As it is for most writers, finding balance is a challenge.
JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries; but she is most enthralled by supernatural stories– and everything has at least a splash of romance. JC’s first completed novel, MARITAL BITCH is now available.
Release dates: The Birthright Series: Anomaly (#1) is due out 3/31/13. The 30 Days Series: January (#1) is due out this summer. The Switch (Men with Badges #2) is due out this fall.
Favorite dessert: Italiam cream cake
Book you can read over and over: Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

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Adrianne James

Genre: YA/NA

Bio:  Growing up, Adrianne couldn’t get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn’t have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world.
During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life’s stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family.
As a young adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.

Release dates: Life On Loan-Feb 15, 2013 Overexposed-April 2013
Favorite dessert: Dark Chocolate covered strawberries
Book you can read over and over: Only one??? Okay, fine. I can't even count the number of times I have read the Harry Potter books and now that my children are about the right age, I get to read them all over again and live the wonder and excitement through them.

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Nazarea Andrews

Genre: Young Adult/ New Adult

Bio: Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
Release Date: March 12--Edge of the Falls
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate in any form. :)
Books you can read over and over: Anything by Anne Bishop, Juliet Marilier, and Jacqueline Carey. And the Harry Potter series.

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Stephanie Wardrop

Genre: YA contemporary romance
Bio:  I teach writing and lit at Western New England University.  I live in western Massachusetts with my husband, two kids, and 5 cats.
Release Date: All four e-novellas in the Snark and Circumstance series are available from Swoon and a sequel is coming out in Fall of 2014.
Favorite dessert: anything chocolate and even better if the chocolate is warm and melty
Book you can read over and over:  I have read Jean Stein's biography of Edie Sedgwick at least fifteen times. It is not something I am necessarily proud of, though.

Leigh Talbert Moore 

Genre: YA and NA
Bio: Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of any great love story, a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps
Release date:  The Truth About Letting Go, Feb., 21, 2013
Favorite dessert: Anything chocolate!

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Jessica L. Brooks

Genre: young adult dystopian and magical realism

Bio: Jessica L. Brooks resides with her husband of seventeen years, three awesome daughters, and a plethora of pets in Central California, where fog, frost, triple-digit heat and various items of produce arrive bountifully, depending on the season. She has an affinity for both coffee and owls, and loves to connect with fellow readers and writers on most social networks like Goodreads, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also connect with her on her blog, Let Me Tell You A Story.
Current books: Pity Isn't An Option (Cozenage, #1), and If I Speak True (Flora, #1). By Sun and Candlelight (Flora, #1.5) will be released in June, and Open Thy Heart (Flora, #2) will follow in September 2014.
Favorite dessert: chocolate
Book you can read over and over: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson
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Monica Sanz

Genre: Romance

Bio: Always a lover of the written word, I spent my childhood whisked off into the many worlds within books, and now spend my adult life creating them. I am a romance writer obsessed with music and coffee. I write about cursed ringmasters, and soul collectors, and the girls they fall in love with. When not writing, you can find me on the sunny beaches of South Florida where I live with my husband and two babies (well, they’re 5 and 7, but they’ll always be my babies!)
Release date: 2013
Favorite dessert: Brownies, yummmm.
Book you can read over and over: Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre. I love my classics!

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Lisa M. Basso

Genre: YA paranormal

Bio: Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B.
Release date: January 29, 2013
Favorite Dessert: Creme Brulee for sure. yum!
Book you can read over and over: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Anyone that knows me knows this is the book that started everything for me.

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Jaycee DeLorenzo

Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult)
Bio: Jaycee DeLorenzo hails from Tucson, Arizona, on the outskirts of the Saguaro National Park - which she believes to be the most beautiful spread of desert in the world. By day, Jaycee is an English language teacher to elementary students. By night, she's a wife, mother, writer, cover artist, website designer, and blogger. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, singing (very poorly), catching up on her favorite T.V. shows, and researching.
The Truths about Dating and Mating is Jaycee's debut novel, and the first in a series centering around students of the fictitious Riordan College.
Release date: It's already released (was Nov. 21st, 2012)
Favorite dessert: Artemis cake with chocoloate ganache
Book you can read over and over: The Hunger Games

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Nicole Zoltack
Genre: Mostly speculative fiction. For all ages - PBs, MG, YA, and adults.
Nicole Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, historical, for adults and young adults, novels, short stories, and flash pieces. She doesn't want to get boxed in by genre -- she might be claustrophobic!

When she isn't writing about girls wanting to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb. Her current favorite TV show is Once Upon a Time.
Release date:  October 2013- Black Hellebore
Favorite dessert: Anything with chocolate!
Book you can read over and over: Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Megan Hand

Genre: NA (thriller and contemporary)

Bio: At twelve, Megan decided to write a novel. A month later, she quit. A reading junkie by nature, she started writing again in her twenties as a way to get the voices out, because who wouldn't want to create a Real Living Person out of thin air? Megan also plays the piano and sings. She teaches little kids and takes pictures of pretty butterflies. She eats way too much chocolate, is sort of a mad scientist with her blender, and spends an unhealthy amount of time LOLing on Facebook and Twitter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and very smiley son. Bitter Angel is her first published novel.

Release date: April 1, 2013

Favorite dessert: anything chocolate.

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Angi Black

Genre: I write New Adult and Adult books in romance, historical, and thrillers.

Bio: I'm a writer, dancer, singer, actress, mother, wife, tree hugger, wine lover, and I bake anytime I can. On any given day, the order of those things can change. I've been in love with words and stories and telling them for as long as I can remember. One day I decided, hey, I could collect these words in one spot and make books, so here I am.

Release date: DRAWN TO YOU, August 12, 2014. A NA baseball series takes a swing on Opening Day 2015 with UP TO BAT,

Favorite dessert: Mint chocolate chip ice cream, but it's not just for dessert. It's my favorite food, ever.

Book you can read over and over: I have three and I read them all once a year. The Great Gatsby, Water For Elephants and The Westing Game.

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ST Bende

 Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance (Norse Mythology)

Bio:  Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats.  Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired The Elsker Saga.  She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.

Release Date: THE ELSKER SAGA arrives in 2013 from Entranced Publishing.  The free prequel, TUR, releases in early April.  Book 1, ELSKER releases April 29, 2013, and Book 2, ENDRE releases September 16, 2013.

Favorite Dessert: Norwegian Waffles -- they also work as a breakfast food.  ;)

Book you can read over and over: Any Harry Potter book.  Claim to fame -- Gary Oldman autographed my Harry Potter 7 as "Sirius B/Gary Oldman".  Love.  Him.

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Rachel Bateman

Genre: YA/NA, both contemporary and spec fiction.

Bio: Rachel Bateman is a writer and editor who spends too much time thinking she can out bake the Cake Boss. (Spoiler: She can’t.) She grew up in the middle of Montana, despite living in the south (usually on a beach) in her head; now she lives in The Middle of Nowhere, Wyoming. Yes, that is capitalized, as it is (or at least should be) the official name of where she lives. Rachel is the owner of Metamorphosis Books, an author services company offering edits and formatting/interior layout for independent authors. When not writing, editing, or reading books, she can be found playing with her husband, young son, and herd of alpacas.

Release Date: 99 DAYS OF LANEY MACGUIRE will release late 2013

Favorite Dessert: In the winter, anything with ice cream (preferably non-chocolate, but I'll eat that, too); in the summer, anything with fresh fruit. I love fruit pizza.

Book I Can Read Over and Over: CRIME & PUNISHMENT, so much so that I have a side project, THE RASKOLNIKOV PROJECT, that is a modern YA retelling.

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  1. Very interesting, but if I may offer a word of advice? I think it would be far better to put a general introduction at the top of the page, maybe stating how you all got together and why, where you are from etc?