Hi Ellie! So happy to welcome you to my blog - I'm very much looking forward to learning more about you and your work. Let's kick off with my questions...
1.) What is your favourite thing about yourself?
I have always aspired to have the determination to overcome problems and with the challenges my life has thrown at me over the years I’m proud to say I’ve achieved that.
2.) What do you wish you’d known before you started writing?
Actually I’m happy I was in blissful ignorance. If I had known just how hard it would be it would have been dispiriting. I don’t think I would have given up (see above!) but it would have made the journey tougher.
3.) Share a romantic moment in your life.
A Cornish beach with moonlight reflecting on the sea.
4.) Is there one subject you’d never write about as an author? What is it?
I would never say never but I love historical novels and I am in awe of the writers who write in that genre and whose research is so thorough. I’m not sure I could immerse myself in a period of history enough to do it justice but I wish I could.
5.) Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Write something every day; get constructive feedback from a writers’ group or a professional; never give up.
6.) If you could be the original author for any book, what would it be? Why?
Jamaica Inn – I love the sweeping romantic tale set against the harsh realities of life in Cornwall. It has a bit of everything and I love that.
7.) What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
I had a lovely childhood, relaxed and with a lot of freedom. I can’t remember getting into any real trouble.
8.) If I came to your house for dinner what would you prepare for me? Why?
I would either serve my vegetarian Bolognese with wholewheat noodles which has taken me a long while to perfect or a classic Sunday roast.
A GOLDEN HOARD JUST WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED…
With her engagement in tatters, Portable Antiquities specialist, Jonquil Jones, moves to Cornwall for a fresh start. When a report arrives of a treasure trove that has lain hidden underground for centuries, Jonquil can feel her soul stirring with excitement.
Is it a one off or just the beginning of an extraordinary discovery? It’s Jonquil’s job to find out. There is only one problem: Sebastian Ableyard. The man who reported the find is the man Jonquil holds responsible for the break up of her engagement.
Can Jonquil, with the help of the landowner’s handsome son, Drew Danvers, uncover the ancient landscape’s secrets in time or will plundering treasure hunters beat them to it? And can Jonquil find a way to set aside her fears and risk her heart on love once more?
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Cornish countryside and combining heart and soul with a dash of danger, The Tregelian Hoard is the first novella in the exciting new Jonquil Jones Mystery Series by Ellie Holmes.
Ellie Holmes writes full length commercial women's fiction with a touch of romantic suspense and romantic mystery novellas - books that have heart and soul with a dash of danger. Ellie takes her inspiration from the beautiful Essex countryside and the sublime Cornish coast. Romantic and engaging, Ellie's style of writing will draw you in and keep you turning the pages. Heart-warming stories and compelling characters will stay with you long after you close her books. The Flower Seller is Ellie’s debut novel.
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