Devon Ellington


Devon Ellington is a full-time writer, publishing under a half a dozen names in fiction and non-fiction. She writes the urban fantasy Jain Lazarus Adventures (released by Solstice Publishing), the Nina Bell Mysteries, and has appeared in several anthologies including DEATH SPARKLES, PERFECTLY PLUM, ARDEUR, GHOST STORIES OF THE MOGOLLON RIM, and FULL CIRCLE. Her plays are produced in NY, London, Edinburgh, and Australia. She teaches workshops online and in-person all over the world.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are terrific. They are what allows me to earn a living doing what I love. They won't always agree with me; not every piece will work for every reader; but I'm always interested in what they have to say. I look at a great deal of my writing as something to open or enlarge conversation. We've lost so much of the Art of Conversation over the years -- it's important to practice whenever possible!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is how I figure out the world, and I figure out my response to the world. Sometimes that's by embodying the perspective of a character with similar beliefs; sometimes it's by exploring perspectives very different to my own. I'm curious about just about everything, and putting it into words expands my understanding on all levels. If I can help widen the reader's perspective, so much the better. In non-fiction, such as the Topic Workbooks - - hey, I've been around a long time! If I can save someone else time and despair because they can learn from my mistakes, I'm all for it! ;)
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Where to find Devon Ellington online


The Ramsey Chase: A Remarkable Adventure of Cornelia True & Roman Gray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Roman Gray's Device malfunctions and he lands, naked, in Cornelia True's petunia bed, they join forces to track down a time-traveling serial killer out for the blood of his thirteenth victim.
The Ghost of Lockesley Hall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a dark, mysterious stranger arrives on Edwina's snowy doorstep on Christmas Eve, is he the answer to saving her beloved family home, or another threat?
Personal Revolution (A Cabot's Crossing Mystery)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A murdered man at an historic house holds more personal secrets for Glenda than she bargained.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,470. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Riker Cain walks into Linn Shek’s bar, he kills the man sent to assassinate Linn by her enemy Tarank. At that moment, Linn knows Riker’s past as Eidolinn Sheekagh, the Annym Roosteyr (dispatcher of souls), has come back to haunt her.
Organize Your Writing Life (A Topic Workbook)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Create the time in your schedule for your writing projects AND your quality of life.
The Graveyard of Abandoned Projects (A Topic Workbook)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Unfinished projects drain creative energy. Learn, step-by-step, how to organize unfinished projects and decide which to revive, which to put into temporary stasis, and which to lay to rest for good. The exercises in this workbook can be used and re-used for years to come!
The Complex Antagonist: Create An Exciting Foe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
Create an antagonist worthy of your protagonist, sure to excite your readers.
Creative Stimulus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Kick-start your creativity with short stories, found inspirations, sensory detail, and rituals. Includes updated versions of 5 in 10, Sensory Perceptions, Writing Rituals, the Infamous Tip Sheets, and more.
The Series Bible: Creation and Maintenance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
By Devon Ellington Keep the details of your created world consistent by creating & maintaining a functional series bible.
Setting Up Your Submission System
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Professional development
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Topic Workbook to help you create and maintain a streamlined system to create and track your submissions.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A Nine Bell Mystery By Devon Ellington When Nina Bell finds her colleague dead in the theatre's dryer on New Year's Day, she knows she has to find the killer before she's the next victim.
Too Much Mistletoe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,260. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A Nina Bell Mystery (novella) Nina juggles men, mistletoe, and the search for her missing college roommate.

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