E.L. Bates

Goodreads Author


Born
Potsdam, NY, The United States
Website

Twitter

Influences

Member Since
September 2011

URL


E.L. Bates is a writer of fantasy and adventure, usually (though not always) historical in nature.

When not writing, she enjoys reading, knitting, ice dancing, and spending time with her husband and two children. She is usually seen with a cup of tea in hand, and keeps a stash of dark chocolate hidden in her desk for emergency inspiration.

Perhaps as a result of reading and writing so many adventures, she can't help but feel that life is best lived with a sense of anticipation, seeking adventure around every corner, looking for the magic that still lurks in the hidden places of the world, waiting for those with the eyes to see it.

To ask E.L. Bates questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

E.L. Bates Write something else. I usually have two (or more, which is a really bad idea for me) projects going on at the same time, so if I get stuck on one, I…moreWrite something else. I usually have two (or more, which is a really bad idea for me) projects going on at the same time, so if I get stuck on one, I switch over to the other. If I only have one project on tap at the moment, I'll try journaling, or write a short piece for my own amusement, or something else that is still writing, but unrelated to my current WIP. It doesn't work for everyone, but that usually helps me.(less)
E.L. Bates Three projects, as a matter of fact. I've nearly finished the first draft of Magic in Disguise, the sequel to 2013's Magic Most Deadly. Then I'm also…moreThree projects, as a matter of fact. I've nearly finished the first draft of Magic in Disguise, the sequel to 2013's Magic Most Deadly. Then I'm also working on a middle grade historical novel, and also a space opera. The space opera is my first venture into sci-fi, and I'm super excited about it.(less)
Average rating: 4.17 · 30 ratings · 18 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Magic Most Deadly

by
3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
From the Shadows

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
If This Be Magic & The Trai...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Glamours and Gunshots (Whit...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic & Mayhem: 4 Whitney &...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by E.L. Bates…

[image error]

We were given a small Christmas tree by former Tyndale residents who are moving to Ethiopia; the first day we explored our new flat I found a box full of Christmas decorations and fairy lights tucked away in the living room closet, left by former tenants.

We put on Christmas music, ate cheese and crackers from Sainsbury’s and homemade gingerbread cake (topped with brandy cream fo...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on December 03, 2018 05:08 • 1 view

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

E.L.’s Recent Updates

E.L. Bates wrote a new blog post


We were given a small Christmas tree by former Tyndale residents who are moving to Ethiopia; the first day we explored our new flat I found a box... Read more of this blog post »
E.L. rated a book it was amazing
Blood Traitor by Stella Dorthwany
Blood Traitor
by Stella Dorthwany (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The world-building in Blood Traitors is astounding. From the Glass Crater Lakes to the game of bun-snigger, every detail is finely drawn and creates a rich, lush atmosphere that draws the reader in and immerses them in the story. Nor does the world-b ...more
E.L. finished reading
Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales by Hilary McKay
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
A Walk in Wolf Wood by Mary  Stewart
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn
The Icarus Hunt
by Timothy Zahn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
Green Rider by Kristen Britain
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.L. finished reading
Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of E.L.'s books…
“Though I do admire many of her ideals, I'm afraid they are all terribly impractical for real life.”
E.L. Bates, Magic Most Deadly

“Anything in your training tell you how to write to a young lady you've barely met, who witnessed a murder with you, when you want to convince her to not tell the police you both witnessed said murder?" Len asked, as much to distract Becket from the paper as for any hope his valet might be helpful.

"I don't believe that particular scenario is covered in any etiquette book I've ever seen, sir," Becket said.”
E.L. Bates, Magic Most Deadly

“Besides, Mr Davies obviously needed someone around with sense. He didn't have any himself.”
E.L. Bates, Magic Most Deadly

“Do you find it easy to get drunk on words?"

"So easy that, to tell you the truth, I am seldom perfectly sober.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein

“Still, it doesn't do to murder people, no matter how offensive they may be.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Five Red Herrings

“I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more... though I know that IS the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.”
Francoise Sagan

1357 Cozy Mysteries — 10115 members — last activity 6 minutes ago
For those who love a good cozy mystery while curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa and maybe a dog/cat next to them. Please be kind an ...more
36506 Indie Book Collective — 2970 members — last activity Dec 08, 2018 08:46AM
A group of indie authors, helping each other out and bringing new books to the world
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 88803 members — last activity 18 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
24026 English Mysteries Club — 1922 members — last activity Jun 13, 2018 05:26AM
Do you love mysteries written in the "English" style? I define the "English" mystery style as heavy on plot, character development and, perhaps most i ...more



No comments have been added yet.