PLEASE WELCOME AWARD WINNING WRITER
BEST SELLING AUTHOR
But First, A Message from D. Ray
I can’t tell you how happy I am that award winning writer E.L. Dubois accepted my invitation to write a guest blog.
Did I mention she’s an award winning writer?
E.L. is one of my favorite authors. And a fellow Southerner.
She even says “sit a spell.”
And, if I haven’t mentioned it, she’s an award winning writer.
Her new book, The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath, has received glowing reviews from some of the best literary critics in the world.
I hope all of you will immediately (after sharing the blog with about a billion people) go to Amazon and get her books.
You’ll love them!
The First Time I Fell In Love With A Character
I have heard other authors say they fell in love with one of their characters. Or they love writing a character because it was their favorite. I never really understood that sentiment until I started writing NOLA Bound the second book in my Ransom TX series.
Yes I have known the characters I have written. My first novel was a memoir written as a dark fairytale so I knew every one of those characters very well. But that book was a healing process. I felt I needed to write The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath, and just walk away from the story. My proverbial mic drop if you will.
I wanted what I had endured to be heard but it was torture for me to relive what I had been through.
With Ransom, I originally wrote it fifteen years ago so that felt like a visit to old friends.
It wasn’t until I introduced a few new characters that I finally got what other authors meant when they said they fell in love with a character or had a favorite.
My next book takes place in New Orleans. I absolutely love New Orleans and the culture of the entire city. The essence of the French Quarter is something I hope I am able to capture for the reader.
So naturally I had to pay homage to the Crescent City by introducing a character that embodies the fun and magical feeling of such a marvelous place.
It is that character that holds a special place in my heart and has become my favorite.
In 2019 I plan to share him with the world. I hope the readers fall head over heels in love with the good looking, hilarious, loveable Couyon that has stolen my heart for now!
Much love and appreciation
She’s great, isn’t she?
Here are links to all of her wonderful books:
And visit her website at: http://www.eldubois.com
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