Six years ago, January 1, 2012, I self-published my first book Wrecked. Now I have over 40 novels under my belt, some published independently and some by Montlake Romance. My books have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Turkish, Hebrew, and Portuguese. I have readers on every continent and in many, many countries. […]
Category Archives: On writing
Sometimes Rules Should Be Broken
HOT TIP FOR WRITERS, EDITORS, AND GRAMMATICALLY PICKY READERS I put up a post on my FB wall yesterday asking for people to choose between 2 options for a sentence being used in my manuscript (a fantasy novel narrated by a 17 year old girl), trying to find the one that was more grammatically correct. […]
Five years ago today, I published my first book. Today I have 40 books written, I’ve sold over a million copies of them, and I have the most amazing reader-fans an author could ask for. To say I am blessed feels like an understatement! I just wanted to pause here on the 1st day of […]
And updated publishing schedule and thoughts on those kinds of things…
For the first three years of my publishing life, I was absolutely militant about my deadlines and writing schedule. I published on the last day of the month, every month, for years. This kind of pace and output was unheard of at the time, although I see some authors have taken on the challenge of […]
Married to a Writer, Part 2
Read on for more of Noelle’s interview with my husband, Craig. And of course he’d wear that shirt! 🙂 In 2012, her first year of self-publishing, Elle wrote Wrecked (YA action adventure), the War of the Fae (contemporary urban fantasy) series and the Apocalypsis (dystopian) series. When and why did she decide to write romance? […]
Scrivener : A helpful tool for authors
I’m a huge fan of working smarter, not harder. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy, I don’t know, but regardless, I’m here today to share my favorite writing tool: Scrivener. And awesome news … I’ve made you a template you can use to write your novel and format it as an ebook, paperback, manuscript for editing, […]
Today is Thanksgiving, and even though I’m not living in the United States anymore, I still celebrate with a turkey and all the trimmings. Yay, leftovers! It’s so easy in a busy life to forget to stop or at least slow down and think about all the things you’re grateful for. Time goes by so […]
How to Overcome Writer’s Block
I want to talk about writer’s block today because I received a newsletter in my email inbox the other day… I can’t remember if it was from Goodreads or Kobo maybe … anyway, it included a piece of advice from some author whose name I didn’t recognize, who I assume is an author of note […]
Ask My Anything! Submit your questions before Friday afternoon!
I’m going to be featured on Inkitt.com’s “Ask Me Anything” event this Friday, the 23rd of October at 1:00pm PST. Submit your questions anytime before that, and I’ll do my best to answer them. I can’t wait to share! (And knowing me, there will be some oversharing to look forward to.)
Onward and Upward!
If you caught my last post, you read about my husband’s terrible horseback riding accident that put him in the hospital for going on two weeks now. I wanted to post an update on his condition for all of you who reached out to me with your wonderful words and acts of kindness. I heard […]
Reader Expections : Blessings or Curses?
If you know me, you know I write in several genres. At last count, those included urban fantasy, romance, thriller/suspense, paranormal, action-adventure, dystopian, and hard science fiction-space opera. Hard sci-fi and space operas were new for me as of last month. Sci-fi is a genre I enjoy as a fan of TV, film, and novels […]
Behind the scenes… Just One Night Serial
For a short time only, Part 1 of my Just One Night serial is FREE! Grab your copy here: Amazon US / Amazon CA / Amazon UK / GooglePlay / iBooks / Kobo Below I answer some readers’ questions about how I came up with the idea to write a serial romance, and what my […]