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Hi, I’m New Here. . .Young Adult Author Ellie James Shares Tips On Switching Genres

Today I’m happy to welcome new Young Adult author Ellie James. But Ellie is not “new” to the publishing world. Oh, no, she’s published 18 romantic suspense books for Harlequin/Silhouette over a period of 10 years. But now, Ellie’s writing has taken a new direction, new genre, new pen name. She’s here to tell us what that’s like. Welcome and take it away, Ellie!


At some point in our life, we all make changes. Maybe it’s a new school or a new job, a new state or city, a new neighborhood. Sometimes it’s more than one at a time.  But at some time we invariably say goodbye to what we know and step into unfamiliar territory. It’s fun and exciting, but scary and daunting all at the same time. There’s so much to learn and experience, but lessons to be learned, as well.

It’s the same thing with writing: switching genres is a lot like moving to a new neighborhood. You still have your friends from before, and in all likelihood you still speak the same language, but you’re about to encounter a whole lot of new!

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