Ellie Mack received her BS in cartography from Southeast Missouri State University. Since leaving the corporate world for the title of MOM, she has pursued her writing dreams. Nowadays Ellie charts unmapped territory through her fiction and humor writing. Formerly a columnist for a local paper, her weekly column received a lot of attention. She lives near St. Louis, MO with her husband of 32 years and their college aged daughters. When she’s not writing she can be found bullet journaling, crocheting, or cooking.
You can find her musings on her blog: https://quotidiandose.wordpress.com
What is your writing process?
First I have a brilliant idea. I search frantically for a notebook to write down the idea before I forget. Most of the time I am not anywhere near my computer, so I often forget. Secondly, I focus on what I was doing when the idea hit and try to recall the idea. Most of the time this works. Then I jot down the idea, develop the characters, and make an outline. I begin writing, following my basic outline. Sometimes I have a 30 point outline, others have just ten points. Each of my points is a scene or important plot point. Basically, I play connect the dots. About half of the time, I end up tossing my original outline as the story develops and go in a new direction.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a basic idea of what I want. Very basic. I contact a cover artist and tell them my idea, give them my synopsis, and wait to see what they come up with. I am very pleased with the designs my cover artist has done!
Roxy Winters' life has turned to hell. Detective Devon Miller shows up as if on cue to add more fuel to the fire. Will Devon be able to overcome his past mistakes with Roxy? Will Roxy hit the right notes in love or be left singing the blues?