L.E. Chamberlin

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L.E. Chamberlin is a foodie and former librarian who never returns her library books on time. She has a weakness for all things British, including cream teas, Wellies, fish & chips and the full spectrum of scrumptious accents. An aficionado of steamy romances, she wrote her first one at age thirteen and still has all eighty-six handwritten pages of it in a box under her bed.

These are a few of her favorite things, in no particular order:
Men with hot hands and cool heads. Pinterest (come pin hot tattooed boys with me!). Coffee. FMPs. Ink. Craft beer. Key West, FL. Big, slobbery dogs. British accents. Gingers. Singer/songwriters of the 1970s. Traveling. Love, sweet love.

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L.E. Chamberlin My problem tends to be writer's ADD. I never run out of ideas - scenes, characters, premises, etc. run through my head all the time - but I sometimes…moreMy problem tends to be writer's ADD. I never run out of ideas - scenes, characters, premises, etc. run through my head all the time - but I sometimes have difficulty sticking to a project. I'm anxious to meet all of my characters and that makes me incredibly impatient and distracts me from the WIP du jour. But I try not to beat myself up about that - I'll bargain with myself. For example, I'll allow myself to knock off working on one story a little early to spend time on another. That way, I keep the creative juices flowing but don't sabotage myself by being completely inefficient. (less)
L.E. Chamberlin I've had a bit of a late start, and there was part of me that wanted to throw myself a pity party for the lost time. I majored in English Literature…moreI've had a bit of a late start, and there was part of me that wanted to throw myself a pity party for the lost time. I majored in English Literature in college, and the Canon is full of these amazing works that were written when their authors were babies. I mean, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was nineteen . That's pretty intimidating. And don't even get me started on Sylvia Plath.

Even now, when there are so many writers turning out so much incredible work, there are young authors who blaze onto the scene. Look at Christopher Paolini or even Curtis Sittenfeld. I read stuff written by college students that is so brilliant it makes my teeth hurt.

But then I give myself a break. The fact is, starting when you're middle-aged is not a tragedy. And we can't all be prodigies, but we can tell our truths and hone our craft as long as our brains still work. (We don't even need our bodies. A friend of my mother's with MS wrote a book with a laser pointer strapped to her head.)

J.K. Rowling was in her thirties when she started the Harry Potter series. Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird when she was in her forties. Laura Ingalls Wilder was in her sixties when she began writing the Little House books, and lest you think I'm being sexist by speaking only of women, the Marquis de Sade was in his late forties before his works were published, and his work inspired a sexual pathology in his name. (It doesn't get more influential than that.)

This is all a very long-winded explanation for a simple answer. Being a writer is an art and a science. It is a job you always carry with you, but it wakes you up at 3 a.m. for the best possible reasons. It takes, but it also gives. And other writers are the coolest peer group ever. (less)
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“I kind of like this, though. Being on the other side. It’s a good reminder not to take you for granted. I do that sometimes, and I know I do. I don’t mean to. Sometimes you’re just so much a part of me that I forget—I forget you’re there. I mean, not you, but…the best part of you.”
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❤️ Diana ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️


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~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~ Merry Christmas L.E ^^ =)

Have a wonderful time with your family and friends ^^

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Iryna Dear L.E.!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Love,
Iryna



Mimiorphee Thank you L.E.; You know I love your books, please never stop writing ;) !


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S.M. West L.E., thanks for the friend invite! xo


ღFloღ the coffee addict Hey LE. Thank you so much for the friend invite. I know I've seen this eyes before. ;D


Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Hey LE, I'm glad to see you here as well, thanks for the friend invite, I thought we were friends already here? ;)


Savannah Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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L.E. Chamberlin ~ Stéphanie ~ wrote: "Hey L.E thanks for the friend invite ^^ Now we are officially friends in here =D"

Lol. Yes! Officially!


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L.E. Chamberlin Stacy wrote: "Hi! Thanks so much for the Friendship! :)"

So good to meet you, Stacy!


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Stacy Gail Hi! Thanks so much for the Friendship! :)


~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~ Hey L.E thanks for the friend invite ^^ Now we are officially friends in here =D


Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️ Yeah!! Thanks for the add my lovely friend!! Look forward to chatting more with ya. =D


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Iryna Hi L.E.! Thanks for the friend invite! Happy to see you on GR as well, my dear Twitter buddy!!! We did it backwards lol...


♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Thanks for the invite. I can't keep track, I forgot we weren't friends here also. x


Katy Loves Romance ❤️ Hey L.E I thought we were already friends lol so anyway look forward to more chatting! Ps just seen your reading tears of Tess, I love Q I'm on twisted together your in for one hell of a ride!! Enjoy hon xo


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April LOL, oh Sweet Valley High, the good ol days ;D


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L.E. Chamberlin April (aka Soulmates) wrote: "Thanks L.E., me thinks we`re going to get along just fine (just read your profile).
I think its sweet you still have those pages of your first writings ;)"


LOL, most misguided romance ever, April. Imagine Sweet Valley High crossed with General Hospital. Then add hot tub sex. Good times!


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L.E. Chamberlin Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie wrote: "Now it's official!:D Thnx for the add!"

Yay! :)


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April Thanks L.E., me thinks we`re going to get along just fine (just read your profile).
I think its sweet you still have those pages of your first writings ;)


Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle Now it's official!:D Thnx for the add!


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L.E. Chamberlin Dorota wrote: "L.E. wrote: "Thanks, Dorota! And how is it that no one has ever asked me that question before but I have a ready answer to it! LOL!"

Lol!
So glad I gave you that opportunity.
But WTH GR hates me ..."


No GIF!!! Boo... I would've liked to have seen it!


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L.E. Chamberlin Dorota wrote: "Loved your word, L.E. - we learn something new every day... ;)

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Thanks, Dorota! And how is it that no one has ever asked me that question before but I have a ready answer to it! LOL!


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L.E. Chamberlin Thanks, Irene! I've finished up in the 'burg...just finished up the other night. Reading the Spiral of Bliss series by Nina Lane. Good stuff.


message 3: by ~IreneOust~ (last edited Jul 23, 2014 08:48PM)

~IreneOust~ I'd like to second what Diana said - YAY to making this friendship 'official' :) Hope you are having fun with your current reads!! Are you still in The 'Burg??


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L.E. Chamberlin Diana #teamFiona ❤️ wrote: "So glad we are friends "officially" ❤️❤️❤️"


Me too!!


❤️ Diana ❤️ So glad we are friends "officially" ❤️❤️❤️


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