Pen Name: Ellie Williams(Born: Danni Williams)16th October 1983 Cardiff/S.Wales.Ellie is the youngest of four. Straight after high school Ellie and her family moved to the south to start a new life. Ellie planned to go to college that summer to study her first love ‘Performing Arts’ but ended up joined the cabin crew of Condor Ferries at port Weymouth / Dorset for a few years, then moved on to Clinton Cards during winter seasons while off the boats. She also joined JD Weatherspoons and later Peacocks LTD as a retail assistant. Ellie is the mother of a wonderful little boy, Alex. Alex has CP (Cerebral Palsy) which as you can imagine is a full-time job in itself. But Ellie didn’t falter. From spring 2007, she decided to restart her writing, an escape from the harsh reality she lived when taking care of a sick child, Ellie didn't go out because of Alex health and his needs; she had become prisoners in her own home. So she found her escape in old school work she found inside a box in her attic one day, she found her old English Lit books and folders. It sparked an idea: A Broken Paradise. Ellie started it at school almost 12 years ago back then, it was an English lit paper for an exam. But of course back then it was just 100 pages long, yep!Back then the first book was called "This Way to Paradise" (which is now book 3). This is where it all began, when one 100 page essay for English Lit turned into potentially a 6 book series. Who knew?
Hi, thank you for accepting to be interviewed. As my blog says ‘ Complete randomness from a crazy author’ so expect the unexpected J
1.How long have you wanted to be a writer?
All my life practically! But if you mean published? I published my first EBook 24th
September 2012; which one Chasing Fears the first book to my ABP Series.
2.Have you come up against any hurdles along the way?
Very much so, but nothing is worth doing and being successful if it’s easy now is it! Haha! Yes
it’s been a long struggle but I got here in the end. I’ve tried numerous publishing companies
over the last four years and got a few rejections, but they were because of money issues and
because at the time the topic of my book series was a little hard to swallow but I think it’s the
right time for it, finally the times have moved on.
3.What would you say is the most difficult thing about being a writer is?
I would have to say the fact that you can’t turn off! If there is anything a writer can say it’s you
never get a break, your mind is always working, always searching, always going over
characters, scenes, potentials; it’s how ideas are conceived haha! I thought being a Mum was
going to give me lack of sleep but I was wrong! It’s being a writer!
4.What or who inspires you to write?
When I was younger I just liked to tell stories, I liked to read and I loved to act out my stories.
As an adult I’d have to say my son, Alex is the one who inspired me to write again.
5.I see your books are a series, how many books do you plan to have in your series?
Originally there were 3 but now there are 5 with the potential of a 6th depending on how I end
the 5th haha!
6.Do you have any other writing projects on the go, apart from your current series?
Yes. I have several!
I am working on a collaboration with Author Katie Mayo Jackson, an Erotic Paranormal, we
have a name but I’m not sure if she wants me to say so we’ll just leave it at that haha!
I have a project with my mum that we started back when I was a teenager; it’s called ‘One Silly
Mistake’ a story of self-defence, a prison drama.
I have a feel good YA drama of self-discovery of two girls who go backpacking in Europe
that’s called ‘The Things you do in backpacker land’.
The Prequel to my A Broken Paradise Series will start next year in the Fall.
I‘m trying my attempts at Erotic fiction with my Lascivious novellas, not sure how many I’m
going to do with that but we’ll see how that goes haha!
There are many more but that’s the name a few
7.If you could be any of your characters who would it be and why?
They’re all pretty amazing characters in their own ways, but if I have to choose I’d have to say Galina. She’s the sweetest there is, so kind and gentle, so understanding, she’s just perfect, perfect for a prophet lol She’s purely the one you’d want as your sister, your best friend, your everything, she’s simply cool as lol
8.What genre would you say your books are in?
Fantasy Fiction, paranormal things like that.
9.Do you have any favourite authors?
Shakespeare is one. Ever since my first ‘big book’ as my Nan called it haha! She bought me Macbeth and I was 5 ½ years old.Stephen King. My sister got me into Stephen King books, I was around 9 or 10.H.G.Wells,J R Tolkien,J. K. Rowling…loads haha I have allot of others but it would be unfair and too long to name them all
10.As you are a fellow British author I do have one question the whole nation wants to know…………… Do you scrunch or fold? ;)
PMSL Scrunch lol
11.What do you like to do besides writing?
All the performing sides of entertainment lol sing, dance you name it! Playstation lol yes I’m a
girl-gamer haha! Also like to read.
12. What is your favourite cheese?
13.Sweet or savoury?
14.Would you rather be attacked by one horse sized duck or 20 duck sized horses?
One horse sized Duck! BRING IT ON QUAKIE!!! :P BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
15.If you had one wish that I could wave a magic wand and grant you, what would it be and
Tom Hiddleston lmao!!
Totally have a major thing for him haha! :P
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