3Q’s – Stephanie Ellis turns our wheels!


I don’t know who I would suggest you read first between Alyson Faye and Stephanie Ellis, but between these two they’ve released some outstanding stuff and collaborated together.

Now, after we got to visit with Alyson, we get to visit with Stephanie and I’ve so excited to have her here!

Welcome, Stephanie!


Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?

Stephanie: My schedule as such was all over the place no matter what I tried. Then I spoke to Joe Lansdale on the Darkfusion podcast and he told me he writes for 3 hours every morning and that’s it, always stopping at a point when he wants to carry on. I tried it and it works! The routine creates the right mindset whilst getting rid of the tyranny of the word count. I’m actually finishing more and getting on with things because of this. I will say this is for the creative side of things – not the admin or all the other stuff which I tend to do in the afternoon.

Steve: Out of all your releases, do you have a character you could write about forever?

Stephanie: Not actually one, but three characters, they come as a job lot! Tommy, Betty and Fiddler from The Five Turns of the Wheel and Reborn (due out October via Brigids Gate Press). They are wonderfully animalistic and grotesque. I love them.

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!

Stephanie: Paused is my newest release. It came out earlier this year via Silver Shamrock for a few months and then was on hold when the company closed. Brigids Gate Press have taken it on and should be out very soon complete with new cover (I am literally just waiting for them to announce the links to buy)! It’s a fast-paced biological horror playing ‘what if’ the human race all developed ‘locked-in’ syndrome, ie you suddenly freeze, cannot respond in any way but are completely aware of what’s going on around you. The few who managed to read it before it went off the shelves have all praised it which has been very reassuring! Hopefully Paused will be taken off pause soon!

Steve: Bonus Question! Did you have a favorite wrestler as a kid?

Stephanie: Hmm. Wrestling was always on the telly on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid – this was the 70s! The pub would be shut for a few hours in the afternoon and Mum and Dad would fall asleep to it. The main event always seemed to be Giant Haystacks v Big Daddy. I tended to root for the latter – he was the good guy!


Very cool! Thank you, Stephanie!

As always – check the links below!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Ellis/e/B06XSNSGXS/

Website: stephanieellis.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/el_stevie

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