Tuesday, September 16, 2025

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

If this is your first time joining us, welcome! When we first started, this blog was called The Adventures of a Broken Housewife (and Mom) and I kept my career separate (for the most part). I was an aspiring writer and I wanted to get my start on the blog then expand with my romance novels. It went pretty well and I considered this blog a success. But I always felt strange about talking about my novels because I would be accused of trying to sell stuff to my readers. It was a huge mess and eventually I didn't like the infighting between bloggers and left.

Now that my career is picking up and I need to blog on a regular basis I find myself wanting to talk about every aspect of my life so my career is no longer being left out. This will be an introductory post and then we shall move on to regular posts.

INTRODUCTION TO MY FAMILY

ME: JJ Ellis
I am 46 years old.
I have been married for 22 years and we have five children.
I am physically limited because of bad hips (and other stuff recently).
I have depression and anxiety
I am an Author of Baby Boomer, Contemporary Fiction, YA, and M/M romances and a best-selling travel/cruise & romantic comedy author.

THE OLDEST:
She is 21 years old and a bank teller. She lives with her fiance in the same town as us and I am so very proud of what a great person she has become after three years of living through hell.

KID 2:
She is 18 years old and a college student. She lives at home while going to school full time. She is on the autism spectrum (Asperger level) and I am so very proud of her for everything she does despite the challenges she faces.

KID 3:
She is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. She is starting to play the clarinet in the school band this year and enjoys clothes and make-up. She is the first of three kids I had as an older mother and she taught me so much that I will forever be grateful for.

KID 4:
He is 9 years old and in third grade. He is a very active boy who loves Batman and playing rough. He is my ONLY boy and I am forever grateful for that shot of testosterone he shoots into our over-saturated estrogen lives. He was diagnosed just this year with type 1 diabetes and is my hero because he does a great job dealing with it.

KID 5:
She is 5 years old and just started kindergarten. She is the feistiest of my kids and the most independent but she is very shy around strangers. She was a bit of a surprise when I found myself pregnant at 40 but I'm grateful to have her because she keeps me young at heart, even with my physical limitations.

THE HUBBY: Well the hubby doesn't like to be talked about a lot so I will just say that we have been married for 22 years and we sometimes write together.


MY CAREER

I started writing in 2004/05 but didn't have the guts to publish so I let the stories fester and sit there until 2013 when I heard about a free/low-cost way to publish and that was that. In March 2013 I published my first novel - a romance set on a cruise to Alaska and now in 2017 I have ten books published. If you would like to know more about my books visit my website http://www.jjellis.com  or amazon.com/author/jjellis

I recently acquired an agent and am now being represented by Keith Chawgo of Media Bitch Literary Agency. We have great plans for the future! The releases we are working on are a YA/LGBT/Depression/Anxiety Saga entitled Anguish and an M/M novel called Letting Go. I hope you will stay tuned to find out more.

Until Next Time...come back and join us when I write about my son's diabetes diagnosis.