Sunday, January 8, 2012

Introducing the Indelibles!

Welcome to The Indelibles Blog Hop!

In celebration of our official launch, we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE! If you’d like to start at the beginning of the INDELIBLES ON FIRE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP, then please start here:

If you are already mid-hop, then welcome to your next stop! By following the link at the bottom of this post, you can proceed to the next author (and check out the awesome, individual giveaways we are doing along the way!). If you are entering to win the KINDLE FIRE, don’t forget to make a note of the keyword at the end of every blog post - the words spell out a phrase you will need to enter the contest on the last stop.

Who Are We?

Marketing guru Shelli Johannes Wells has teamed up with twenty-four other indie and small press authors to bring you the Indelibles.

“We are indie authors who write middle grade and young adult fiction.
We are dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the world with our stories and words.
We are The Indelibles.”

Each week, we’ll explore fun, fabulous, and fierce topics for today’s teens, drawing on pop culture and themes from the books we write. Check out our official launch Monday, January 9th for fun giveaways at We’ll also be having a “blogger” chat on January 11th and a writer/author chat on the 18th to answer questions about self and indie pubbing. See our blog for details.

And now . . . without further ado. . . .

You've reached the blog of Katie Klein!

I'm the author of THE GUARDIAN, VENDETTA, and the YA Contemporary Romance CROSS MY HEART. I was previously published (Epic Fail!) and decided to go indie after 75 agents rejected CMH because the market was "too saturated." My thought? We'll see what the market thinks about that! Since I uploaded my first novel last December, I've sold more than 20k ebooks. In addition, CROSS MY HEART spent more than 140 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller list, and was a finalist in the 2001 Goodreads Reader's Choice Awards for Best YA Fiction.  

The truth? I kind of like what the market had to say. You can read more about my first year as an indie on this blog. I kept track of sales numbers and "indie happenings" along the way, and even spotlighted some other great indie titles.

When I'm not writing or reading, I'm grading papers (Day Job!) and trying to keep up with my six-year-old. I only eat the red and purple Skittles; crush-wise, I gravitate toward emo, angsty boy singers (guyliner optional); and I *still* want to be a ballerina when I grow up. I also want to be a singer, an actress, and an artist.   

Check out my books while you're here, friend me on Facebook, and/or follow me on Twitter (links in the sidebar-->). 

Don't be shy! I'd love to know who you are! Say hello and tell me what you're reading right now (also: if it's a print book or an ebook!). One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive a free copy (ebook!) of CROSS MY HEART!

And now, the moment you've been waiting for:

The keyword for this stop on the blog hop is: A

You can find the next Indelibles author here:

Happy Hopping!


**The contest begins at 12:01AM Monday, January 9 and ends at 12:01AM Thursday, January 12**