I am a parenting and relationship blogger, a full-time working autism Mom, published author, and frequently exhausted person. In addition to my blog SingleMomtism, you can read my "Divorce Diaries" blog on WomansDay.com. Most days you can find me slogging my way through the world of single parenting, mid-life dating and reinventing myself with a pop-tart in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.
What are you working on next?
That's a loaded question! At any given time, I have 2-3 books I'm puttering with and at least one active Fanfiction story, in addition to blogging at least 5 days a week on multiple platforms. Oh, and I hold a full-time job and have primary custody of my kids. So I guess you could say I'm working on insanity at any given time.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really. I can't remember a time when I was ever not writing, though I'm sure it had to have existed. I do remember writing a story in first or maybe second grade about a little girl who sneaked into people's houses (or worse, attacked them on the streets) and stapled the corners of their mouths up so they were forced to smile. This was supposed to make the world a better place, but it backfired. My teacher told me it was well-written but she still called my Mom to discuss it anyway.
Ellie DeLano spent four years as the Divorce Blogger for Woman's Day Magazine, chronicling her transition to single parenting and mid-life dating after decades of marriage with poignancy and humor. What she learned from her readers and her own experience was invaluable, and she shares it here with a straightforward guide to the things you really need to help you move forward after your divorce.
Ellie DeLano is best known for her blog, SingleMomtism, where she chronicles the ups and downs of parenting a child with autism. Her journey with her son David has taught her that an autism diagnosis isn't the end of the world - it's just the beginning of an interesting new one.
Eight Nights At Sea
on Dec. 02, 2014
I can’t believe how vivid and detailed a story this is – steeped in fantasy and full of sizzle. I can’t stop re-reading! This story grabbed me from the beginning. I found myself alternately chewing my nails or cheering out loud at a couple of points. The love scenes are very, very well written and the story around them could stand on its own easily.