Ellen M. Wilheim



Ellen M. Wilheim lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three dogs and one cat. Originally from Massachusetts, Ellen has a M.A. in History from Bridgewater State College and a B.A. from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Her love of history guided her to study the life and times of Charlemagne. The Plumed Knightress is her second book that originates with stories of the Legends of Charlemagne as told in Bulfinch’s Mythology. Ellen's favorite activity is to be with friends and family. She also likes to paint, read and laugh!

Other Books by this Author under the pen name E.M. Wilheim.
E.M. Wilheim, IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: A Romance Legend of Charlemagne and His Knights, Xlibris Corporation. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris. Ebook: ASIN: B006YNNBM6

Coming Soon:
Ellen M. Wilheim, FRANKIE THE FORK, a children’s story about a renegade fork who won’t stay on the left side of the plate where he belongs because he wants to be with the spoons who taste desserts. Amusing story that teaches how to set the table, the use for various utensils, and the importance of giving.

You may wish to see her website: http://www.geocities.ws/legendsofcharlemagne/bbindex.html.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course. I remember my first attempts when I was a teenager: a play and a story about a mysterious young man. Later on, my first real manuscript was a romance that took place in the early Medieval Ages. It's hero was Prince Drummond who is thrown out of the castle by his parents because he is young and rowdy. He's put in charge of a scouting party and discovers a different world beyond his own. It was wordy, in need of editing but I like to think it had its moments.
What is your writing process?
My characters live in my imagination and are very demanding. Once, one of them said to me, "Now I would never say that!" They become alive, with egos, flaws, and prejudices. They develop while I research the times in which they live. Then, I start plotting. With the Plumed Knightress, I had an archaic legend as a reference that I knew should be modernized. I used some of the original plot and added my own ideas. In the Eye of the Beholder, my first book, began with a dream about a princess whose face was disfigured but she was daring and loved by her people. How would she seem to a stranger from another kingdom? For me, plotting is the hardest part of writing, but my imagination serves me well in preparing scenes and conversations.
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Where to find Ellen M. Wilheim online

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The Plumed Knightress: A Romance Legend of Charlemagne and His Knights
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 99,300. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
On a spring day in the late 8th century, the Frank army of King Charles confronts the invading Moor army near the Pyrenees. On the outskirts of the battle, two knights engage in a swordfight. Two different faiths, two different cultures, two different sexes and a faerie's interference all combine to make this a modern adaptation of the story of Rogero and Bradamounte of the Charlemagne legends.

Ellen M. Wilheim's tag cloud

charlemagne    dark ages    enchantment    faeries    fantasy    france    knights    legends    love    moors