E. Earle


Elizabeth Earle started life by waking up and becoming unsatisfied with reality. A member of a big family, always being lumbered with the stool at Sunday Dinner and specialising in beating grown (somewhat tipsy) men at left handed arm wrestling, she is the author of Tartarus and the series of The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell and most recently The Contract of Maddox Black.

She can be found either in her hometown of Warwickshire, or most recently her new home in Perth, Western Australia.

Elizabeth studied at the Norwich University College of the Arts after studying a National Diploma in Fine Art. Within the first year of studying a Degree in Fine Art, she quickly changed her mind and decided to pursue her life long ambition of becoming a writer, and embarked on a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing.

Since then, she has had various careers concerning making balloon animals, serving drinks to drunks, making cakes for charity, teaching inmates various subjects such as art and design and life and social skills, and finally took the plunge in writing full time.

Elizabeth's favourite places are Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Arley Woods and of course most recently Australia.

Elizabeth's hobbies consist of eating her weight in chocolate raisins, maltesers, attempting to extend her knowledge beyond 5 chords on the guitar, writing and drinking a vast amount of tea.

When not hiding away writing, Elizabeth likes to spend her time with friends and family and obsessing over Lord of the Rings.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I felt as though reality wasn't enough. This was pretty much instantly. I wrote my first story when I was in primary school, which spanned 50 pages. I was obsessed with fantasy lands, being brought up on films such as The Labyrinth and Willow.

I was 12 when I completed my first novel, sending it off to Harper Collins and receiving kind letters of refusal (maybe my drawings to illustrate my books weren't appreciated!). I took publishing my writing seriously since that age, pushing and pushing, until I finally took a degree in Creative Writing. I got my first book, Tartarus published in 2012 and never looked back.

Since then I have published 3 more books, The Girl With Nine Lives, The Girl Who Bit Back and most recently, The Girl With Ten Claws.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find E. Earle online

Where to buy in print


The Girl With Nine Lives, The Girl Who Bit Back, The Girl With Ten Claws 3 Book Boxset (The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,340. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » General
3 for 1- The Bestselling series of The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell, follows the adventures of Benedict and his human Ellie. *The Girl with Nine Lives *The Girl who Bit Back *The Girl with Ten Claws Crime bosses, handsome detectives, a kidnapper on the loose and a talking cat promises to make Ellena's life difficult. When danger creeps even closer, could Ellie's nine lives be finally up?
The Girl With Nine Lives and The Girl Who Bit Back: The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell Book 1 & 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: British English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
2 books for the price of one! The Girl With Nine Lives and The Girl Who Bit Back follows the lives and adventures of Ellena Blackwell and her talking cat Benedict. Their lives threatened by corruption, greed and crime, Ben and Ellie find that they have to bite back to survive.
The Girl With Ten Claws
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,710. Language: British English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Receiving a package from beyond the grave, Ellena and Brynn must stand united against the forces that threaten their survival. But Ellena’s past is catching up with her, and when Brynn becomes entangled in the danger of her life, Ellena is forced to recognise that Brynn may mean more to her than she realised. With a killer on the loose, Ellena’s nine lives appear almost up…
The Girl Who Bit Back
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,270. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Ellena Blackwell has gotten herself into a lot of trouble recently and things are about to get more troublesome. Inheriting property, Ellena and Benedict travel to Devon to discover that they also receive the debts. Unable to sell, Ellena is forced to try turning things around. Corruption, greed and an attempted murderer stand in her way, and soon Ellena finds that she has to bite back to survive.
The Girl With Nine Lives
Price: Free! Words: 36,130. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ellena Blackwell’s life is complicated. Discovering her boss is a crime lord, her cat Ben also decides he can talk. As if things couldn’t get worse, Ellena stumbles upon a secret that Head Office would prefer she didn't know, forcing her and Ben to investigate. But Detective Calloway is determined to get involved, and Ellena soon learns that Ben isn't the only one who thinks he has nine lives.

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