Why “Fault” Is My Favorite Book I’ve Written

"Fault" was my second YA release as an author and, so far, is my worst selling book, my most emotionally draining book, and my favorite of the three I’ve written so far. 

Why?

Several reasons. 

First and foremost, I am a poet. My poetry teacher in college nearly blew a gasket when I tried to convince her I was a fiction writer. “No, you’re a poet” will always replay in my head whenever I write. You can see my poetry shine through in little moments throughout my prose but I feel like “Fault” allowed me to tell the story I needed to tell the way it needed to be told. 

I needed to tell this story. Plain and simple, this is a story I’d been trying to tell through snippets of poetry and short stories for years but it had never really taken on a life of its own until I wrote “Fault.” Finishing this book did more for me than a yer and a half of therapy. This book freed me of a story that had been trapped inside of me for a few years and once it was released, I had a chance to live again. 

It’s just a better book. Truth be told, this is the book I worked the hardest on and it really shows. You can tell that each word is deliberate and each poem is tweaked just how I like it, just how it’s supposed to be. I read it recently and finsihed it with a sense of pride at the end because, in my own (probably not so humble) opinion, it’s a damn good book. 

That’s why “Fault” is my favorite. 

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Review Copies

I know I posted about this on my old website a while ago but I wanted to put it here as well. 

I am literally the most generous person with review copies ever. Or ebooks in general. Pretty much, if you email me, I’ll probably give you a book whether you ask for one or not. I just love to give books away. It makes me warm and fuzzy inside. 

Unfortunately, those books aren’t physical books. They’re ebooks. Why? Because I’m a full time writer. That means I’m pretty poor. Most of the time that’s okay and it’s pretty awesome because I get to do what I love to do all the time. But that also means I can’t afford to give away physical copies of my books to reviewers for the time being. I really wish I could afford to send books to everyone all over the world because that would be awesome. However, for the time being, I can just send ebooks. 

Thanks for understanding. 

Welcome to my new website!

I’m in the process of building my new website. My contract with my other host runs out in 8 days so I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me (I’ll be posting some of my past book reviews and blogs here in the meantime) so stay tunes and subscribe here to follow me at my new website. 

-Amy Ellis

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