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.

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

Who are we? 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, Jan. 9, 2012 for fun giveaways at We’ll also be having a “blogger” chat on Jan. 11 and a writer/author chat on Jan. 18 to answer questions about self- and indie-pubbing. See our blog for details.

And now with no further ado, I will introduce myself: Cheri Lasota

I’ve explored many avenues in my life, but everything always seems to boil down to STORY. As a girl, I immersed myself into movies and novels and then tried my hand at poetry, novels and finally short stories. I majored in film at university because I wanted to continue my love for and my education in storycraft. I’ve been an editor since high school, and in 2004 I launched my freelance fiction editing business, Stirling Editing. (And yes, I named my biz after my miniature schnauzer. Doesn’t everyone?)
I started my first novel when I was in 3rd grade, but I didn’t end up with a usable idea until I was 22. Deciding to set my novel in the Azores Islands and basing it on mythology jumpstarted a 10-year odyssey of research, plotting and rewriting. Glad it’s over and done at last!
When I need a break from writing and editing, I launch myself down ski hills going 50 mph. I love to ski race (slalom), and I am a host patroller up at Timberline on Mt. Hood. When I’m mentally and physically exhausted from all that, I find I have a new obsession to waste countless hours on: enhanced ebooks and html coding. This is a new realm for me and I’m embracing it wholeheartedly. I adore ebooks and I’m looking for more ways to bring out their innovative features and show readers just how amazing an electronic reading experience can be.

You can follow me in several ways:

Enter to win Artemis Rising! If you click through to “circle” my Google+ author page, I’ll enter you in a drawing to win my ebook of Artemis Rising in any e-format you wish! I’ll announce the winner here on Thursday (1/12/12)

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Learn more about the novel or contact me at If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, Artemis Rising is available in all digital formats and can be purchased at, iTunes,, Barnes & Noble, and

If you’re blog hopping, visit the next Indelibles author HERE.

The keyword for this stop on the hop stop is: MARK