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Happening Now (updated April 2014)
NEWEST LK RELEASE: The gallery
June 2003, I released my first novel, Finishing Touches.
Set in my hometown area of Peoria, Illinois with jaunts into Chicago,
Finishing Touches is the story of a young artist, recently
widowed with a new baby and no life direction. Her past weighs on her
heavily and she has to pull herself from it in order to move on.
This short novel won rave reviews
and although an epilogue lets the reader know how things work out in
the very near future, Jenna has a way to go yet. Therefore, a sequel.
I finally finished up that story that's been langouring in my files
for years as I pursued other books and characters that screamed for
attention. Jenna doesn't scream for attention. She keeps things to herself.
She's quiet. She can be fiery and adament at times, but in small ways.
And yet readers find her very easy to relate to and empathize with in
her largely subconscious quest for whatever path she needs to find.
She'd been waiting patiently, but it was her turn.
The gallery is Finishing Touches
and Final Strokes in one combined edition. It is available
as ebooks separately. Find info
here on its page.
All art is personal.
life is art.
MY NEW PEN NAME
the fall of 2012, I started writing a line of fiction different than
my norm. In order not to confuse readers, this new line is under pen
name Ella M. Kaye. It's shorter, spicier, and more genre romance than
my LK books. Still not overly graphic, still not erotica, still revolving
around the arts, EMK books started with a line of dancers in lighthouse
settings. Pier Lights came out in February 2013 and Shadowed Lights
in February 2014. A novella is in the works as of this month and should
be out soon.
Find info at EllaMKaye.com
WRITE THE LIGHT IN
Writing is incredible therapy. My interest in
helping to guide people out of darkness led, back in my college days,
to a psychology degree. Although I don't work in the field other than
as a sand therapy network coordinator and using that training and interest
in my books, that interest has never left me.
At my publishing company, Elucidate
Publishing, I'm getting resources together to spread the idea of
Writing the Light In through storytelling, journaling, memoirs, etc.
If you're a professional in the field and would like to write a brief
article pertaining to writing as therapy, or if you're an author who
would like to guest blog on the theme, please email.
**I am not a registered therapist. Advice, articles, and guest
posts are meant only as encouragement.
FOR LOVERS OF THE ARTS
been stalled for far too long, so now it's back, moved to an easier-to-update
place, with the same web address and with a little help from some friends.
Elucidations.us, my tribute to the indie arts, is now back up and running.
Look forward to more interviews, articles, and info related to indie
arts and artists.
INDIE BOOK REVIEWS
Publishing is now adding occassional reviews of self-pubbed books.
be hitting a few local arts fairs and other events this summer, to include
Farmers Market on Saturday mornings
starting the beginnig of July and running through early fall (disclaimer:
I will not be there every Saturday-- attendance depends on schedule
availability). Watch my Facebook
page for info about where I'll be..
LOCAL VENUES that carry my books:
The Paperback Place in Mercer
Nelson's Flowers in Mercer (the flower shop,
not the garden center)
and More in the Shenango Valley Mall, Hermitage, has
some of my print books. (You can also order my ebooks through Leana's
Watch for more venues in nearby towns.
Check the Reviews
page to see what readers are saying about my books. (I do not pay for
or solicit reviews.)
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"Better to write for yourself and have
no public than to write for the public and have no self."—
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