The idea of speed dating is that you get 10 minutes to sit down with a prospective date and get to know them. In that spirit, we present Author Speed Date. A quick 10 minutes for you to get to know some of our clients. Today we’d like you to meet Ellery Adams.
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Name (the one you’re published under): Ellery Adams
Speed date Bio (one or two lines): Likes: the ocean, animals, cupcakes with strawberry frosting, books, traveling, making things grow. Dislikes: caterpillars, ironing, Brussels sprouts, the smell of airplane cabins, discourtesy
Web Link: www.elleryadamsmysteries.com Stop by this month and you could win a new 3G Kindle!
Next Book, pub date: A Deadly Cliché, March 1, 2011
Agent: Uberagent Jessica Faust
Real Name or Pseudonym: Jennifer/J.B. Stanley
Currently Reading: The Likeness by Tana French
Next on Your Reading List: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Facebook or Twitter (include account name): ElleryAdams
Three authors living or dead you would want to have dinner with: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Ellery Queen
Jet-setter or armchair traveler: Both
Glass ½ full or ½ empty: ½ full yet always on the lookout for the waiter
Tea or Coffee: Coffee, vats of it
Live to write or Write to live: Both
About My Writing
When (time of day) I write: original writing in the morning, editing during the afternoon
Writing soundtrack: All over the place. Beethoven one session, Lady Gaga the next, a little Keith Urban for later, and a nightcap with Josh Groban
Character Inspirations: Faulty people with complex pasts, a wry sense of humor, and a desire to see justice served
Plot Inspirations: For readers to get to the end of my books and say, “I didn’t see that coming.”
Setting Inspirations: Small towns with plenty of charm and more than a few killers at large
Plotter (carefully plot books) or Pantser (write from the seat of my pants): A blend of the two. I plot bits at a time and then often chuck the outlines out the window and just wing it. Writing is all about following one’s gut, even if it means a constant supply of coffee and cupcakes.