Ellyn Oaksmith

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Ellyn Oaksmith is the USA Today and Kindle bestselling author of Mr. Montana, Chasing Nirvana, 50 Acts of Kindness, Stripping Down and Knockers.

After winning a graduate fellowship at the American Film Institute in screenwriting, Ellyn worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood, learning to rewrite, pitch movies and navigate the Los Angeles freeways before Google Maps. Meeting movie stars was a fun perk.

After returning to her native Seattle, Ellyn's first romantic comedy in book form was published by Avon/Harper Collins. Four other romantic comedies with whip smart, ambitious heroines followed.

Ellyn's short story, Mr. Montana, debuted as a Kindle Bestseller in January 2020.

She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and their polydactyl
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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…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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50 Acts of Kindness: a roma...

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Divine Moves

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Adventures with Max and Louise

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Knockers

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Chasing Nirvana

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Funny is the New Sad

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Mr. Montana: a short story

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 Being jilted at the altar is not a new idea in novels, but I thoughtwhat if the groom intended to be there all along, but something unexpected happened. So, if theres an accident, well, thats understandable. But, what if the accident didnt happen as the groom was headed to the church? That would be curious,... Read more of this blog post »
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"I'm always on the lookout for more books that feature characters with low-income households because I don't know a single person who isn't. So when I read Chasing Nirvana's blurb with this and a MC is into girls, and it's set in the 90s? Could. No..." Read more of this review »
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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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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
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“If you can smile at your troubles then honey, you are half way saved.

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“And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”
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