WIP: status update March 2016

My newest work in progress is If There Be Giants, book one of The Watchers series. The status is I’m roughly 45 thousand words into it. Unlike The Fountain series, it’s written in third-person (omnipresent narrator), which once you read it you’ll understand why. This story follows an archeologist, Dr. Mallory Jacks, and her discovery of a strange but familiar creature. The setting is modern day in Cornwall, England. I anticipate this series to be … Read on …

20 Questions for readers

Twenty questions about life and The Fountain series. Answer as many as you wish in the comments at the bottom of this page. If you had a sure fire way for a do-over, would you take a chance? What would you sacrifice to follow a dream? If there was a fountain of youth, would you sip from the pool? If you could make a new career choice/change, what would it be? List one to-do on … Read on …

It’s true, my characters are me … and you

It’s been a while since Flash Back was released. Six months later Second Nature (originally published as Regeneration X was published, four months or so after that Being Human was released. When I wrote the first book, unlike many authors of a series, I didn’t have a series planned. I thought Flash Back would be a standalone novel. While none of my stories end in a cliff-hanger, it wasn’t until two chapters before the end … Read on …

The ghost of Christmas book blast

Happy Holidays! Tis the season when once again … The good folks over at Support Indie Authors are hosting another free book event. On Saturday, the 19th of December, forty authors will be offering more than fifty books in a wide variety of genres absolutely free! What better way to de-stress, decompress, and take a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays than to curl up with a good book? Once again, … Read on …

My interview with Loving The Book

Tell us about your writing – What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you’ve written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up? I write in the Science Fiction genre, but there is some argument as to what Sci-fi is or isn’t. Some people say aspects of fantasy and sci-fi can overlap. I do not write about aliens, exotic creatures, or space travel. I do, however, think medical fiction … Read on …

The Fountain series blog tour

Please join Ellison and the hosts at Loving the Book for the blog tour taking place November 27 through December 4, 2015. The Blog Tour includes: “Flash Back” (Book 1): a story about having choices and dealing with the consequences; creating new memories and letting others fade; and making sacrifices in pursuit of happiness. Read More… “Second Nature” (Book 2): The adventure of regeneration continues with a story about a legacy bestowed, an inheritance claimed, … Read on …

Review by author and screenwriter, Roger Margolis

The first in a seriously ambitious trilogy—is not what you might expect. Set in the year 2025, this tale of a professional married woman who undergoes a relatively new “re-aging” procedure that will alter the course of her marriage, and her life, is presented as science fiction. But it would be a shame if readers disinterested in the sci-fi genre were to bypass the book for that reason; while Flash Back has the accouterments of … Read on …

Night of the living book blast

It’s time for a #SupportIndieAuthors sponsored Book Blast event! Although the name is spooky, there’s going to be something for everyone. On Saturday, October 24th, we will have dozens of authors offering scores of free books! Below are the mini-interviews I’m hosting, followed but links to more, so make sure to click though and meet all of authors participating in this extravaganza event! Ellison Blackburn What is the name and genre of the book you … Read on …

Review of Flash Back by author, Owen O’Neill

When it comes to books, I’m caught by two things: prose style and intelligent, complex, believable and somewhat quirky characters. Quotes by Shakespeare in the chapter heads is a big plus, too. Flash Back offers all three. The author has put a great deal of thought into her characters and setting, honing the details to perfection. Better yet (in my opinion), she writes with the incisiveness of a clinician deeply informed by the sensibilities of … Read on …

My interview on Jim Vines Presents

Ellison…what made you become a writer? Since the age of 17, apart from papers for school—which were research papers and lab reports mainly for my biology major—I wrote only as a means of personal expression and reflection (journaling). When I started working, I wrote several application user manuals and this was the extent of my “public” writings. And yet all the while, ironically, I was an avid reader of fiction, but never considered creative writing. … Read on …