Tuesday, December 11, 2012

how elana changed my life & a super fantabulous announcement!

Today is Elana Johnson's birthday.
Everyone is invited to her birthday party!

Join the fun, have a slice of cake, and give Elana a gift ~ the gift of words!

Dear Elana,

I wanted you to know that I love you.

You inspired me to be better, to push myself harder and demand more from my writing.
You inspired me to be a more generous person, because you are the most generous I know.
You inspired me to be a better Latter Day Saint because of your amazing example.

You inspired me to be a better friend.

Thank you for all that you are to me ~ my critique partner, my cheerleader, my friend.


We are celebrating your birthday with presents!

And now for a super fantabulous announcement!

I would like to introduce you to INDIE ReCon,
the premiere online writer's conference for the independently minded!

I cannot tell you how stoked I am about this conference! We've modeled it after WriteOnCon (because, duh! It's awesome!), so it'll be free and fantastic. Our goal is to help writers decide if indie publishing is for them, and help indie authors discover how to be more successful.

We have some amazing presenters lined up, and have partnered with wonderful sponsors. There will be lessons and prizes for every kind of writer/author!

So check out our website (indierecon.org) to register
(and be entered to win our first giveaway)
and mark your calendars for

FEBRUARY 12-14, 2013!!


  1. Awesome you are all shouting out about Elana's birthday. She is such a great person.

    And the online conference sounds fabulous. It's so awesome to see how Indie authors are willing to show others the ropes of self-publishing.

  2. WOAH, dude, this is such a great thing! Happy birthday Elana, it seems to me you are something most precious - a wonderful friend and inspiration to others! I hope you have a great day :)

  3. Loving the Happy Birthday cheers for Elana! She deserves them, one and all :-)

  4. Oh, snap! I didn't know that! Happy Birthday, Elana! :)

  5. Happy happy birthday Elana!
    Stoked for IndieRecon!!! Can't wait

  6. Wow, I've never seen a birthday shout-out like this on a blog. Very cool! Her blog was one of the first I followed that led me to the larger YA writing community.

  7. This is so beautiful, ali. Elana's a great person and I think it's the sweetest thing to see people celebrating her in style. And with letters of love like this, who wouldn't have the best birthday?

  8. Aww, such a sweet tribute to Elana! I hope she's having a fantastic birthday!

    And the conference sounds awesome!

  9. Thank you so much! You are such a gem in my life.

  10. Happy (belated) birthday, Elana! :D

  11. Happy happy birthday Elena! You have a fun holiday too! :)

  12. Happy belated birthday! XD

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