Mission Statement: To provide the tools, knowledge, skills, and resources need so that everyone can self-publish. To embolden and encourage indie authors to get their words out there. To entertain, inform, educate, and connect all in the self-publishing network.


I, the founder, created this blog because I kept hearing: “Oh, I could never self-publish. I’m not smart/skilled/resourceful enough.”  Every time someone spoke those words, something inside want to jump out and says in response: “But you can! Let me show you.” And so finally, I thought maybe I should just do that. That’s how Elegantly Self-Published was born.

It’s starting small, but I hope someday it will be a central location for connecting and resources for all indie authors.


My name is Krista, and I am the face and voice behind Elegantly Self-Published. I started my journey down the path of independent publication in 2005 with my very first book: Dragons’ Trust Book 1: Trusted, a middle-grade fantasy adventure. I knew very little about what it meant to published a book myself. But I had a network of friends that did, a background in software and web development, and a desire to learn.

I have tried and failed, and sometimes succeeded at many things, in indie publishing and in life in general. And every day I realize that even though I have so much I can teach others, I have to keep learning myself. My ultimate goal is to inspire others to self-publish and grow together as we navigate the ever-changing landscape of the publishing industry.

Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has at least one book in them. Those stories, those books, deserve to be shared, to be out there entertaining, inspiring, and affecting people.

Learn more on Krista’s Website

Writer, mother, coder, nerd. I have more than ten years of experience in software and web development. And I have a series of middle-grade fantasy books that I self-published. I am passionate about self-publishing and believe that anyone can do it. Elegantly Self Published is my blog dedicated to sharing my knowledge so that you can do just that.

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