30 Days of Me – Get to know the author

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Today is Day six of my daily posts of something new about me or “Get to know the author”. I was advised of a list that I will possibly deviate from or follow to the letter. I’m a rebel and follow my own course.

Yesterday’s post was about the book and movie i loved. I revealed those and explained my thoughts on them. If you missed it, then feel free to go back and check it out.

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Question:

Your life in 7 years?

Ha! This is an interesting question.  I am going to state the hope for my writing career.  I have been doing lists.  In keeping with tradition, I’ll just list out seven things I’m hoping for.

  1. My books hit more and more readers every month.  I would love for one or more of my books to be owned and talked about in every home.  I have an array of stories.  It is feasible with the options I’m providing: young adult, children’s, contemporary, paranormal, suspense.  Here’s hoping.
  2. I hit each of the following bestsellers lists at least twice: USA, NYT and Amazon for U.S. and International
  3.  My books are in major outlets around the U.S.
  4. I have the experience of working with a major publishing company
  5. Have regular sales of my paperbacks and hard covers
  6. Have two of my series completed and sales continue from the readers that love them
  7. I will have the ability to work on my stories and maintain part time work to get me out of the house

There it is.  My author life in 7 years.

Day Six complete!

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Feel free to ask me a question or post a comment. It is truly welcomed! 🙂

about the author

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance lovers and suspense seekers.

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30 days of me – Get to know the author – Five

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Today is Day Five of my daily posts of something new about me or “Get to know the author”. I was advised of a list that I will possibly deviate from or follow to the letter. I’m a rebel and follow my own course.

Yesterday’s post was about the three songs on my playlists. I revealed those three and explained my thoughts on them. If you missed it, then feel free to go back and check it out.

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Question:

This was supposed to be “a book I love and one I didn’t”, but that’s not what I’m going to do.  The rebel at work.  Instead, I’m going to list a book I love and a movie I adore.

A book I love to the point that I’ve read it twice now and makes me ball my eyes out is Beck by Harper Sloan.  There is a section when the main character shares her story with her guy and her friends that totally shreds me.  I cannot express the all consuming emotion that happens when I read those words.

The movie that I completely adore that I stumbled upon is He’s Just Not That In To You.  I didn’t think I would enjoy an entourage movie because the others were just NOT good.  This one was cute and funny.  I recently watched it again and found myself smiling because of it.

Day Five complete!

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Feel free to ask me a question or post a comment. It is truly welcomed! 🙂

about the author

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance lovers and suspense seekers.

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New from Ellie Keys

A sexy new romance where secrets and lies could lead to the demise of all this woman’s holds near and dear to her heart.  Life choices have never been easy, even made worse when the belief in two wonderful men can stand in the way of one woman’s true happiness.

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30 Days of Me – Get to know the author – Four

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Today is Day Four of my daily posts of something new about me or “Get to know the author”. I was advised of a list that I will possibly deviate from or follow to the letter. I’m a rebel and follow my own course.

Yesterday’s post was about ten facts about me. I revealed those ten and explained why. If you missed it, then feel free to go back and check it out.

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Question:

Put your music player on shuffle, post the first 3 songs and your thoughts

  1. Paramore – Playing God
  2. Sapphire – Keiko Matsui
  3. If Tonight is My Last – Laura Izibor

A rock song, a classical piece and a r&b joint <= this sounds like the beginning of a really horrible joke.  What had me laughing was the fact that I had to play the songs because I didn’t recognize them by title.  I’ve been listening to Paramore since I heard Decode on the Twilight soundtrack.  Keiko I’ve been listening to for years after searching for music after taking a Music Theory class in college.  Laura is completely new to me but I love her sound.

Day Four complete!

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Feel free to ask me a question or post a comment. It is truly welcomed! 🙂

about the author

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance lovers and suspense seekers.

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30 days of me – Get to know the author – Three

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Today is Day Three of my daily posts of something new about me or “Get to know the author”. I was advised of a list that I will possibly deviate from or follow to the letter. I’m a rebel and follow my own course.

Yesterday’s post was about pet peeves. I revealed my top three and why. If you missed it, then feel free to go back and check it out.

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Question:

Ten interesting facts about yourself?

  1. My all time favorite movie is Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott
  2. My pen name used to be E.L.R. Jones but I grew bored of people not being able to find me because they mixed me up with E.L. James. (if only I could have her stardom and sales)
  3. I have two middle names and have two different stories on how they became my middle names (one from my mother and one from my father)
  4. My hair hasn’t been one fluid color in about twenty years (My natural color is dark brown but I haven’t seen that color in I don’t know how long)
  5. I listen to all types of music: club, techno, gospel, classical, r&b, hip hop, dance, folk, jazz, blues.  You can find a song from just about any genre on my music player
  6. I am one of the people I know of my race that do NOT eat the following: mashed potatoes, watermelon, green beans and chitterlings.  I will actually physically fight a person for attempting to make me eat those things.  (I’ve been asked if I was sure I was black on several occasions for this and many other reasons)
  7. I have an obsession with salty and sweet combinations.  I really and truly enjoy the mix.
  8. I repeatedly watch movies and read books.
  9. The books I read are either hard cover or on kindle.  I’m a “purist” in the sense that I refuse to crack the spine on my paperbacks.
  10. I sleep on bed covered in purple, bathe with a towel that is purple and my hair products come in purple bottles.

Day Three complete!

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Feel free to ask me a question or post a comment. It is truly welcomed! 🙂

about the author

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance lovers and suspense seekers.

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30 days of me – Get know the author – Two

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Today is Day Two of my daily posts of something new about me or “Get to know the author”.  I was advised of a list that I will possibly deviate from or follow to the letter.  I’m a rebel and follow my own course.

Yesterday’s post was about tattoos.  I posted if I had any tattoos and how many.  If you missed it, then feel free to go back and check it out.

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Question:

Three pet peeves?

This is actually funny to me.  Those that know me know that I have a little bit of an issue that runs under the header: OCD.  For those that don’t know what OCD is, here you go:

a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, have certain thoughts repeatedly, or feel they need to perform certain routines repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities. Common activities include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked.

Now, allow me to clarify.  I don’t have the common activities issues listed above.  My attributes are a need to have order in chaos and a need for everything to be in a specific place, facing a particular way and replaced when removed.

Having said that, a person could guess that I don’t handle chaos very well.  I also do do disorder or disarray.  Those are two things that are my pet peeves.  Chaotic spaces make me nervous.  Disorder and disarray cause me to actually twitch in response.  I get itchy if a I am in a place that is full of mess.  I can’t function until things are clean or in order once again.

My third pet peeve is time discrepancies.  What do I mean?  I tend to be early to things.  I’m not that person that likes to be the “late arrival”.  I never have been.  I actually get agitated when I’m late to things.  I don’t care if it’s my fault or not, I have an attitude.  I’ve been working on this by acknowledging my friends that are known to be late to everything and attempting to compensate by starting later.  If you want to rub me the wrong way, then tell me we have to be somewhere at a certain time, proceed to do everything but get ready to go on time and begin to ask me to do all of the things you should’ve done to get ready so that you are waiting on me to finish when you are finally ready and say something snotty to me about not being set to go.  That is the quickest way to get me to not only curse you out but never want to go anywhere with you again.

Day Two complete!

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Feel free to ask me a question or post a comment.  It is truly welcomed! 🙂

about the author

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance lovers and suspense seekers.

stalk me

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30 Days of Me – Get to know the author

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Today is Day One of my daily posts of something new about me or “Get to know the author”.  I was advised of a list that I will possibly deviate from or follow to the letter.  I’m a rebel and follow my own course.  We’ll see where this takes us.

It’s always hard to open up and post things about yourself if you are closed off and shy.  Fortunately for me I’m neither of these things.  (Lol!)  My life is an open book and has always been.  With that said, this post officially begins my 30 days of sharing.

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Question:

What tattoos do I have (if any) and do they have meaning?

I have four tattoos of the eight that I would like to have.  I will start from the top to the bottom (<= I will leave that just as that. {snickering}).

  1. I have a butterfly with a rose body on my shoulder
  2. I have a musical note (G-cleft) with Ms. Sassy Kat under it on my chest to the left
  3. My “tramp stamp” is in the center of my back, of course.  It is a tribal butterfly that is a homage to one of my favorite series by Gena Showalter Lords of the Underworld.  I loved the butterfly so much that I had it tattooed on my body with my four initials at the top and bottom.  A “K” rests in between the antennae which is the first letter of my nickname.
  4. The last is a Virgo tattoo.  I found the version of the female symbol for that zodiac and had to have it on my body

There are four more to be added on my ankle, left arm, left shoulder and possibly the wrist or my right arm.  Each and every tattoo is symbolic and significant for me. They are extensions of who I am.  It always has been my belief that I tattoo what is important to me and representative of who I am on the body that I’ve been gifted with.  A representation of my son will be on my left arm.  He is the only other person worthy of being represented on my body.  Each of the tattoos also has something to do with my name.  That is the significance.

Day One complete!

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Feel free to ask me a question or post a comment.  It is truly welcomed! 🙂

about the author

Ellie Keys is an author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.

She lives in Georgia with her son. Her loves outside of writing are reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Inspiration comes from everything around her. There is a great deal in store for lovers of romance lovers and suspense seekers.

stalk me

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