E. Denise Billups


Imagine sultry winds, dusk, pitch-black, and haunting Alabama spirits, unseen in the cloak of night, whispering their stories. A familiar aura the Deep South carved into my youth before moving at the age of nine to New York City—a stark contrast to my natal roots. However, the south remains deeply rooted in my mind as I craft worlds from my city dwelling.

I’m an author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where I currently reside and work in finance and as a freelance columnist. A burgeoning author of fiction, I’ve published three suspense novels—Kalorama Road, Chasing Victory, By Chance, and two supernatural short stories, The Playground, and Rebound. An avid reader of magical realism, mystery, and suspense novels, I was greatly influenced by authors of these genres.

I’m also a fitness fanatic, trained in ballet, modern, and jazz dance, and use the same discipline to facilitate creative writing—a passion I’ll continue until the spirits no longer whisper and my eyes close eternally.

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What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, iPhone.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
As an indie author, marketing is just as important as the writing. I believe it starts the moment you write the novel. Finding your audience through social media( Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.), personal websites, and word of mouth are all effective. Recently I started using book trailers on YouTube. I believe the visual gives the reader a great little summary of the book.
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By Chance by E. Denise Billups
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Chasing Victoria by E. Denise Billups
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Books by E. Denise Billups
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A Supernatural Short Story

Kalorama Road
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Kalorama Road
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Allison Bertrand, a young woman forging a new career as an editor in New York City, is eager to meet Ryan McThursten, an elusive Author she hounded for months. When he walks through her office door, papers fly off the desk, a strange odor and chill fill the room, conjuring odd sensations from her past.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Zoey advertised for a roommate and ten minutes later, Carole, a beautiful woman with a haunting secret, mysteriously shows up at her door. But Carole is not what she seems. She’s on a predestined mission to thwart malevolent Michael, Zoey’s new love interest.
The Playground
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A woman struggling for survival after the death of her husband leaves her hometown to make a fresh start for her family. She stumbles upon Willows Grove, a town with an evil past and steeped in folklore. Unable to find work, she and her two daughters take shelter in an old church adjacent to a haunted playground and meet inescapable horror.
Chasing Victoria
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,990. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Victoria just got a wakeup call and her life will never be the same. Murder, corruption, deceit, and infidelities devastate her world. She flees the city to Martha Vineyard, during a dangerous nor’easter. In seclusion for two days, she dives into her mother’s steamy diaries; unaware danger followed her to the island.  
By Chance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,900. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Visions of the past are haunting, but future premonitions are frightening. Especially knowing the day and time of your death. When Tara McPherson enters her office Piazza the morning of December fifteenth, destiny stares her in the face. An 187-year-old vision begins the moment her eyes lock with a lurking stranger.

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Latest book: Newcomer: Chapter 11. Published December 13, 2017. (4.00 from 2 reviews)

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  • Not Just For Christmas: Romance Novella on June 02, 2017

    Ava is determined not to spend Christmas alone, but with someone special, a plight many can identify with. But Ava's been hurt by love in the past, and she's hesitant to start a relationship so soon without getting to know the person fully. She places an advertisement in the paper for that special someone to spend Christmas with. Little does she realize love is very near with someone she would never have suspected. Jerome also looking for love after the failure of his ten-year marriage, responds to Ava’s ad and the intrigue, tease, and romancing culminates to every woman's fantasy. The author's technique sustains the reader’s attention to the end superbly!!