Ellen Dawn Benefield
“Fast” Eddie Labeau stared at the Corvette and practically drooled. “Beautiful,” he whispered, rubbing his hands together. It's almost a pity to chop her up. Maybe I can find a quick buyer.”
The iridescent black car was parked in a quiet side street. Its paint sho... Read more of this blog post »
It’s Tuesday again! Welcome to the Tuesday Tease!Great news~! Candle Wax (the song inspired by Logan and Skyla) is available through itunes! Quick go get it! It is amazing and awesome and sweet!
Also, the utopYA conference is getting so close and I cannot wait to meet those of you who are coming o... Read more of this blog post »
Here’s an update to a few questions I keep getting asked. I know there’s a lot more so I’m going to try and update my FAQ page soon :)
--There’s been a lot of people asking about the Book 3 in The Coincidence Series. Yes, there is a book 3! However it’s not Callie and Kaylen’s story. It’s Luke’s!... Read more of this blog post »
After 2.5 weeks on the road, I’m (finally) home!
TheYoung Authors Give Back tour was exhausting, but a huge success. We visited a bunch of cities, did some sight-seeing, and sold books. But without a doubt, my favorite part of the tour was the reason we did it in the first place: the giving back....Read more of this blog post »
I’ve had a really fun few weeks filled with two of my favorite parts of the writing process: The Beginning and The End.
For Winter, I’m at the beginning, which means plotting and brainstorming and daydreaming and wondering What If and discovering problems and coming up with solutions. Yes, parts o...Read more of this blog post »
My novella, Bear Heart is part of an epic tale that's going to span 5 books and make appearances in the Healers of Meligna series.
You can grab it free here: Bear Heart on Amazon
On Writing Bear Heart:
This novella is... Read more of this blog post »
As a warning, this post has the potential to get very, very long, so I might have to break it up. However, before I go any further, I need to announce the winner of the contest I just ran….Lisascrapbooker was my winner! Congrats, Lisa, email me and we’ll work out the details!
It’s been a while sin...Read more of this blog post »
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I wanted to bring this piece of local news to your attention. It’s my son, Alex. He just made First Holy Communion and received money for the occasion. He decided to donate all of it to the local Ecumenical Kitchen. He is very inspired...
And, here again, because I like it and because I think it fits well with the call:
She Who Must Be Obeyed: Femme Dominant Lesbian EroticaEdited by D. L. KingTo be published by Lethe PressDeadline: August 19, 2013Payment: $50 plus 2 copies of the anthology... Read more of this blog post »
We are halfway through the year, a mere six months. It’s been an amazingly productive time for me, and not only because of having three books done in the Endure series.
If you’ve been watching my Twitter feed or kept an eye on my WIP widgets in the side bar on this site, you know which project I d...Read more of this blog post »
Good morning, gentle readers!
I had a wonderful time at BEA and, in the weeks since, have been polishing off some projects and getting ready for the launch of Starglass. We have just over a month to go! It feels like yesterday when I got the news about the offer, and now we’re so deliciously close...Read more of this blog post »
When my sons were little, they loved super-heroes of all kinds! Superman, Batman, X-men, you name it! And while the boys loved the guy heroes, I always kind of rooted for the girls who were associated with the super-ones!
Now Marvel Books and Hyperion Books have tapped into the girl super-heroes a... Read more of this blog post »
Last week, we see Anne noting and worried about the baby's way-too-rapid development. As I mentioned in my review, the human... Read more of this blog post »
Thought I’d talk to you about the book. Yes, since it’s just a day away. Yeah. So we’re gonna talk. Or at least, I’m gonna talk as if we’re all in my house, in my living room, and you’re gathered round, sitting on my couch sipping ginger beer or some shit. My Island peeps know what I’m talking ab...Read more of this blog post »
WOOHOO THE DARKLING WON!
HUGE thanks to everyone who voted!
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Mexican congressmen voted on Tuesday to change a law that makes it difficult for foreigners to own beach homes in Mexico.
The law prevents any foreigner from directly owning a home that is located within 50 kilometers of Mexico’s coasts. Foreigners in Me...
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
//Today’s verse is a beautiful bit of poetry, but it’s also a caution against reading all of the Bible literally. Of course we are not literally “knit together” by God in the womb, for to believe this would mean believing...Read more of this blog post »
First things first! The Number is on tour (again). I like to think that this time it’s better than the last tour, but then again one can never really know these things until the tour is over. If you want to follow along the tour and enter to win the giveaway, click on the banner below!
Secondly!...Read more of this blog post »
This is a gentle pushback on a popular slogan.
There is truth in saying, “love is a choice” or “ love is a decision.” It is true that if you don’t feel like doing good to your neighbor love will incline you to “choose” to do it anyway. If you feel like getting a divorce, love will incline you to “...Read more of this blog post »
But figurin... Read more of this blog post »
Getting to be a
habit, but a very nice one.
This writing lark
is exciting you know. From a tiny idea that springs up from goodness knows
where; to finding I have (or don't) a title, and writing the first line, the
adrenaline rush begins. Then it's a case of trying to keep my han... Read more of this blog post »
When I first began, I sold maybe one book every other day if I was lucky. Now I am consistently(!) selling books to new and lovely readers.
So thank you. I know I say that a lot, but I am always being reminded by how lucky I am... Read more of this blog post »
Many years ago, in a far off land called West Virginia, my mom had a baby girl named me on June 11th and afterward, she was like this
And baby Jen was all like:
My earlier years as a toddler looked a lot like this:
And a little of this:
Cuz things were confusing as a toddler I imagine.
Then I grad...Read more of this blog post »
Alrighty. First of all, you can win a free copy of Dead Living by signing up using the form on the right of the page. Ignore the width, I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to narrow it down to fit in the sidebar.
Next week the blog tour for Dead Living begins. Here is the schedule. It looks...Read more of this blog post »
My father, Bill Baggott, is a young man -- maybe 18 or 20. He takes a girl on a date. They drive out to some water where there are gambling boats -- slots and stuff. He has almost no money. He tells the girl that he doesn't gamble. "It's not fair," he says.
"Not fair?" the girl asks.
"I'm lucky.... Read more of this blog post »
Recently, a couple of things have gotten me thinking about this delicate balance between my need for deep inner silence/listening-silence, uninterrupted focused writing time, play-with-others, and the nourishment of a larger community. I think that most of us move back and forth along a continuum...Read more of this blog post »
Caught By Menace, the second book in the scorching hot scifi erotic romance Grabbed series, releases this Friday, June 21! As links go live on Amazon, B&N, All Romance eBooks and Ellora’s Cave, I’ll make them available here, on my website, on Facebook and Twitter. I know what a pain it is t...Read more of this blog post »
You may have noticed that this blog has a Feedjit Live Traffic feed in the right hand margin. It's a free tool a lot of bloggers use to watch visitors arrive in real-time onto a site. It doesn't give any specific identifying information, but even so it's a good indicator of how people arrive--wha... Read more of this blog post »
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I am a hard-working, dedicated researcher at one of our country's top pharmaceutical labs. We're working on a promising new antidepressant and we're pretty excited. You didn't hear this from me, but the side effects profile is pretty sweet: Euphoria, bursts of extreme productiv...
What’s in a name? What’s in a title? I know it’s important to readers, but how about authors? Can a title influence the plot or the heart of the story? Does a title influence a writer? Hmm?
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Neil Gaiman’s lovely, brilliant The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes out today, hurrah!
I’d tell you what I think of it but if you’re reading this you probably already know, and in case you didn’t, this is what the back cover looks like:
I was asked by the publisher if they could use a quote th...Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday, I saw the J. Edgar Hoover movie and pondered about how things have changed in the political schemata over the years. Which they haven’t. People yearn for the old days, claiming that the government worked much better than today’s circus. When the truth is that it was a circus then, as w...Read more of this blog post »
So. Let’s talk witches. Fantasy. Hot boys who are actually (gasp) also good boys. Beautiful dresses. Oracles. Sisters. Magic. Plot twists. Heartbreak.
All words to describe STAR CURSED, the second book in Jessica Spotswood’s CAHILL WITCH CHRONICLES trilogy. (The first book, by the way, is BORN WIC... Read more of this blog post »