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Ellyn Oaksmith

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Ellyn Oaksmith is the USA Today and Kindle bestselling author of the Blue Hills Vineyard Series, featuring the Alvarez family. The books are set in gorgeous Lake Chelan, in the Pacific Northwest. The series includes Summer at Orchard House (July 13th, 2020) and Promises at Indigo Bay, (September 15th, 2020.) In writing her first series, Ellyn chose a real setting with great meaning for her personally and a fictional family like her own, full of smart, independent, funny women and the men who love them.

After Ellyn funded her graduate studies at the American Film Institute by working on fishing boats in Alaska as cook, she began her writing adventure as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Writing, re-writing and pitching movies to producers and navi
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Ellyn Oaksmith Never use the words writer's block. People give writers too much credit for their supposed art. It's a craft that you have to apply yourself in some w…moreNever use the words writer's block. People give writers too much credit for their supposed art. It's a craft that you have to apply yourself in some way every day. An attorney can't get blocked. A chef has to produce food. A teacher has to teach. I have to write. 20 hours a week.(less)
Ellyn Oaksmith I love my job. All my mistakes are my own. All my triumphs are my own. I can entertain people and in the case of my latest book, which one person has …moreI love my job. All my mistakes are my own. All my triumphs are my own. I can entertain people and in the case of my latest book, which one person has read, she's told me it changed the way she leads her life. I cannot wait to share that one with the world. I hope I hear more comments like that from readers. It's called Fifty Acts of Kindness. I'm not sure, exactly, when it will be out.(less)
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“If you can smile at your troubles then honey, you are half way saved.

- Louise from Adventures with Max and Louise”
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“Sometime I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” -Katherine Hepburn”
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“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. —George Carlin”
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