Ella Drayton


Writer. Book Critic. Mother. Animal Lover. Twitter addict. Insomniac.

I have dreams and aspirations of being a published author. When I'm not dreaming I spend most of my time caring for a Tiny Tyrant and her furry best friend, Mutt. My house and my electronics are cluttered with books I've read, books I'm reading, and books to read. I also pretend to be a housewife in my spare time, occasionally cooking and cleaning. Writing and reading are my two biggest passions other than pretending to be a T-Rex princess pony who can only eat pink Starburst with my little one. I also use movie quotes and song lyrics constantly in conversation and freak out/pass out at the sight of slugs.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
It actually started out as a murder mystery that revolved around geocaching but I couldn't get my characters to cooperate with me on the geocaching so I scrapped that idea, kept the characters, and tweaked the murder mystery so that it worked with my characters instead of the other way around. I really love these characters and I'm so glad I could finally find them a home together.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing silly stories when I was really young but the first thing I can actually remember writing was a poem that I wrote when I was 7 on our family's first computer. The computers at school didn't have color and our new computers spiffy writing software had different colors you could use on the font and I used a different color for each line and wrote a poem with the names of the corresponding colors in them. And my mom thought it was so good she managed to get it published two years later.
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Where to find Ella Drayton online


The Letters: The First Clue
Price: Free! Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(3.00 from 1 review)
Brodie Barrett is a widowed mother of a 10 year old girl and a homicide detective for the Birmingham Police Department. Everything seems fine in her world until her ex-fiance, Keaton Maddox walks back into her life and a killer starts leaving clues for her to find the bodies of their victims. Who could be sending these letters and why do they want Brodie to find the bodies?

Ella Drayton's tag cloud

clues    love triangle    murder    mystery    romance   

Smashwords book reviews by Ella Drayton

  • Educating Karyn on March 30, 2015

    A sexy story just long enough to get you hot and bothered and just short enough to leave you wanting more!