I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Friday Four or Five
2. One of the projects I'm working hard on is a sci-fi series. The first book, PERCEPTION, will be out sometime this fall. I've got covers being designed and the first manuscript with my editor. I'm really excited about this series and one of the cool things is I have to research a lot of science stuff. I've recently subscribed to NewScientist magazine and I can see by my first copy that it was a good investment. I've said this before: writing makes you smarter, and researching all the different things you wouldn't normally read about is one of the reasons why.
3. I'm also trying something new for me this fall. I'm releasing a three volume novelette series called JARS OF CLAY. These three short books take place in ancient Rome- Carthage, Africa, 200AD, to be exact. Another example of how I'm now smarter because of my books. =) All that history I had to read up on!
4. Which brings me to the topic of branding. I've come to realize that my name, Elle Strauss, has become a brand. Elle Strauss = light and fun. Which my next several releases are not. Because of this I've decided to change my first name for these books, consider it my Dark and Serious brand name. I not going to keep it secret that I'm the same person, I just want my readers to know going in what kind of book they're getting.
Stay tuned for the announcement of my alter ego!!
5. My blog posts are going to be light on photos and pics since the recent suing incident of a popular blogger. In case you're wondering. *need to take my own pics*
So that's it, my five for Friday. Friday is also my errand running day, so I'm off.
Happy Weekend, everyone!