#WOTR20 #authorspotlight – Ellis Leigh

Ellis Leigh

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Ellis Leigh, writer of words, drinker of coffee, mother of daughters, and manger of projects.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I’ve become addicted to Smart Sweets sour gummy bears and peach rings. They’re made of prebiotic fiber and only contain 3g of sugar per bag–so they’re healthy! At least that’s what I like to tell myself. If I’m not eating low carb, I’ll have some Smart Pop popcorn around. And coffee (during the day) or flavored water (at night). I write on my couch with my feet up and my laptop in my lap (it’s not just a clever name after all) and require quiet–no music, no television.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I LOVE getting to interact with other authors. Plus just being around books! But my favorite–the absolute bestest thing in the world about being at a signing–is interacting with my readers. They are the sweetest, and I adore meeting them and sharing our love of the worlds I’ve built. Definitely come see me, give me a hug, and talk books with me. I’ll love you forever.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I got to meet mine! It’s Kelley Armstrong, and I walked up to her during a convention and fangirled all over the place. It was terrifying and awkward and perfect all at once.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I’m a woman who prefers structure, so I get up early and write for an hour before I have to get ready for work. Every weekday, I do this. Evenings and weekends I’ll work on admin things if I need to, but usually I just knit and hang out with my daughters. That first hour of the day is mine, though. Totally.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I was at a huge reader convention in Dallas a few years back–totally in line for coffee in my pajamas, mind you–and a reader screamed my name from across the lobby. I love that memory and pull it up whenever I’m feeling a little not-so-great. Whoever she was, she totally made my year!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I own paperback copies and a few of the graphic novels from Kelley Armstrong’s Women Of The Otherworld series. Those sit on a top shelf right along with my Harry Potter and Twilight collections. They’re sacred to me.

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