Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m A.D. Ellis. I write addictive, sexy, emotional Male/Male romance. I also have a handful of short, steamy, dirty, and flirty MF romance titles published under the pen name Dove Daniels. I’m a mom of two teens and a teacher/instructional coach in the inner city of Indianapolis. I’ve lived in Indiana my whole life. When I’m not working or writing, I love to read.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
I think it’s a toss-up. Sometimes the first is easy because it just flows and the ones after it are harder because they’re trying to live up to book 1. On the other hand, sometimes book 1 is harder because you’re getting to know the characters and the other books come easier because they’re like old friends you’ve known forever.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
For me, all of my series focus on different couples within that shared world, so it’s pretty easy to keep things fresh with a new couple in each book.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Take care of yourself. Period. If you don’t have it right now, you just don’t have it. And that’s okay.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
About an hour in the morning.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I can’t choose just one! 🙂
What is your definition of success?
That varies so widely for me. Hour-by-hour, day-to-day, full-time job, part-time writing, parenting, relationships, etc. They all have varying goals and levels of success.
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
Just that I absolutely adore the mission of this event and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the readers I’ve come to think of as friends thanks to WOTR. Thank you for reading. Thank you for taking a chance on my books. Thank you for giving me a reason to get these stories out of my head.
What are your social links?
All of my links can be found here- https://www.adellisauthor.com/mylinks/
What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)
All of my buy links can be found here – https://www.adellisauthor.com/mylinks/
Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?
They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com
$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*
$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*
$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*
$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.
$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.