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Author Spotlight: Ellison Clark

Welcome to Ellison Clark, fellow Wisconsinite and author of With You! Take a ride with Jhett and her three closest friends as they navigate life and love in Ellison's debut novel. And it all starts with a girls' weekend they will never forget...

With You: Interview

What was your inspiration in writing With You?

I decided to write a book after listening to an audiobook and finding not only did I predict the ending, but I also had thoughts that would have made for a more interesting ending. In that moment, the idea for “With You” was born. I wanted to use a story that people could easily relate to, so by the end of that day, I decided to create a “jealous boyfriend” character...because we've all either dated one or had a best friend date one.

Jhett and her friends do quite a bit of traveling. Is this something you have in common with your main character?

Most definitely! My mom told me when I was young to take any travel opportunities I could afford. I've been fortunate to have traveled many places, but my travel bucket list will always remain long.

The ladies in With You have such a tightknit group. How much are they based on you and your friends?

Easy answer- a lot! After moving away from home at age 19, I found myself meeting new and different people constantly. I apartment hopped a bit, too, so I was able to base some characters off of people and life situations I encountered in that stage of my life.

If you had to describe your book in ten words or less, what would they be?

Jhett's life has many twists, but her friends are forever.

What's coming next for Jhett?

Jhett has some new challenges ahead with her friends and in her relationship with Roo. Can’t say too much more- you’ll have to wait for the Sequel!

Ready for your own copy?

Amazon Link: With You

To learn more about Ellison Clark (and to be keep apprised of the sequel) follow her here:

Instagram or search @ellison.books

Facebook or search @ellisonbooks

Book Synopsis:

Sun, friendship, romance and three little words…

Jhett leans on her three best friends for just about everything. The four are practically inseparable as they navigate life in their early twenties. But Jhett’s current relationship is fast-moving and she’s been spending all of her time with her boyfriend...who’s ready to put a ring on her finger.

Thanks to a much needed girls’ weekend away at a luxurious lakefront hotel, the girls finally get to spend some quality time together. Their minds are set on sun, sea, sand and...mimosas.

But it’s not long before the foursome run into some very charming young men, and Jhett finds herself drawn to handsome, sexy Roo.

When the weekend comes to an end, and reality brings them back to their normal lives, Jhett starts to question her relationship with the boyfriend who’s eagerly awaiting her return.

Will she return to her head-over-heels-in-love boyfriend with a moving truck and agree to be his fiancée? Or will this weekend leave her with more questions than answers?

As for Jhetts friends, they have their own struggles.

Clarissa is excited to make a change in her life. She finally takes the leap to apply to her dream college across the country, but her father has always held the power in her decision-making process. Will he dictate her choice or does someone else make that call for her?

Kia is a bold and blunt health nut who’s always trying to get her friends and family to eat healthier or join in a fun, new workout. But is it all just a distraction from her relationship with her boyfriend?

Danielle is the girl who will always have your back, but after years of dating her boyfriend she feels the relationship is heading off track and she’s not feeling the mutual love. Will Danielle find inspiration from her friends to make a change?

Follow the girls as they grow and mature through the difficult things that come their way.


Thanks again to Ellison for joining us in this week's author spotlight!

Come back next week for the COVER REVEAL of Shelter of Smoke: Book 11 of The Gifted Series. See you then!


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