Friday, June 29, 2018

Author Interview: E L Neve on "Writers and Authors"

Many of you know that I write under two pen names. Here's an interview I gave for my pen name, Dew Pellucid, under which I wrote my award-winning teen fantasy, The Crystilleries of Echoland. E. L. Neve comes up in the interview too.


Quote from your Book | Favorite Quote “And on this sea of song, he floated for who knows how long.”
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? I always loved literature passionately. I wrote poetry as a kid. I knew I wanted to get lost in storytelling. I always knew.
When did you write your first book and how old were you? I wrote my first short story when I was 8 years-old. In elementary school my poems were published in this school paper. I wrote my first (terrible novel) at age 24. It was beautifully written and utterly boring. So I decided to write for kids, and then I had to learn how to write a good plot. Today I write under two pen names, Dew Pellucid for teens, E. L. Neve for adults.
How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason or reasons for writing each book? Writing is my flight. When I get lost in that world I know I’m where I’m supposed to be. Which is why I can’t remember when I started writing. I just did…
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
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Friday, May 25, 2018

14 Literary Awards

So happy to share the latest book awards for "Looking Glass Friends":

~ 2018 Great Northwest Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2018 Beach Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2017 New York Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival WINNER ~
~ 2017 London Book Festival Runner-up ~
~ 2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist ~
~ 2017 BookVana Award Finalist ~
~ 2017 Readers’ Favorite Finalist ~
~ 2018 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2018 Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 Florida book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention ~
~ 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention ~

Thursday, March 29, 2018

11th LITERARY AWARD

Looking Glass Friends has won its 11th award. The novel is a Great Northwest Book Festival WINNER (2018).
I live in the Northwest, so this is special to me. And of course, the number eleven is significant to the book, because I've chosen it to represent two individuals standing side by side, united but still separate. My pen name, E. L. Neve, is an anagram of the number 11.
THE STORY
Looking Glass Friends is a story about finding your soul's reflection, the ideal person put on this earth just for you. But what if you are already married? What if you have kids? This quest for happiness lies at the heart of all our lives. Many of us face the choice that turns the pages of this story. Many of us know that our life will be utterly different in twenty years depending on the choice we make today. It is an intersection that changes everything forever.
This award-winning novel seeks to show that what seems insurmountable can be done...and should be done. I hope you'll choose to discover its poetry and wisdom for yourself.
FIND "LOOKING GLASS FRIENDS" ON AMAZON.COM:
http://bit.ly/Looking_Glass_Friends

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Riddle









The dedication in my novel, LOOKING GLASS FRIENDS, is a clue to two. So is my pen name. Have any of you figured it out?
THE DEDICATION:
"For the first one in the anagram."
MY PEN NAME:
"E. L. Neve"
CLUE:
E. L. Neve is a clue to two...
From real love letters this story grew.
Do you see the answer? I've posted it at the end of this post.
[Image credit: Thank you to FB group: Antique & Vintage Letters-Postcards-Greeting & Swap Cards - Old Photographs.]
ANSWER:
Letter writing involves 2 people. Or rather 1 + 1. Or...11. So now you've figured it out, right?
SPELLING IT OUT:
E. L. Neve is an anagram of 11. Go ahead... jumble the letters ELNEVE and you'll get ELEVEN.
{Read the opening pages of the novel if you're intrigued.

Friday, February 2, 2018

10th Literary Award for "Looking Glass Friends"

I remember talking to my best-friend in January 2017 and wondering if "Looking Glass Friends" will win any awards. He said, "Maybe not...and it's OK." Because he didn't want me to be sad. And I speculated, "Maybe 3." But I really hoped for more. 

And now...how lovely that I get confused about which award I should write about, because there are 10 so far. So here's the list, because it makes me happy. The Los Angeles Book Festival will always be dear to my heart, because it's the first award I've ever won. I felt very special and raised a toast to myself, by myself. Of course, Ellie & Neil were there too, in my imagination.

10 TIME AWARD WINNING LOVE STORY INSPIRED BY REAL LETTERS 

~ 2017 New York Book Festival WINNER ~ 

~ 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival WINNER ~ 

~ 2017 London Book Festival Runner-up ~ 

~ 2017 Pacific Book Awards Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 BookVana Award Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 Readers’ Favorite Finalist ~ 

~ 2017 Florida book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention ~ 

~ 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival Honorable Mention ~