Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dreaming With Open Eyes Author Interview

Hello Joan and welcome to Dreaming With Open Eyes. First of all, tell us a bit about yourself

I spent years penning letters from dogs. As an award-winning copywriter, you have to be adaptable! With a full-time job in a London advertising agency and a new baby, I did what any right-minded woman would’ve done and set up a comedy club. I even appeared on the same bill as Jo Brand. Once

Bookaholic Confessions Author Interview

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for the fantastic Joan Ellis and her novel, I Am Ella. Buy Me. As well as reviewing Joan’s brilliant novel later on today, I have been lucky enough to ask Joan about her writing career as she shares her experiences working as a copywriter, and her love for almond croissants.

Will technology limit or improve the future of books?

The Bookshelf Reviews interviews Joan Ellis on the Girls LoveTo Read blog tour.


I am a luddite. No point pretending. You’d see right through me. Or your Google-glasses would. I don’t own an e-reader but I am sure it is only a matter of time. I’m a ‘late-adopter’ as marketeers dub people like me who are the last to catch on to gizmos and are forever playing catch-up.

I LOVED Ella. She’s one snarky, sarky bitch and she cracked me up. The narrative of Ella’s voice was hilarious; she’s totally down on her luck and seems to get herself caught in one predicament after another. From her job of writing as a cat, her love of cake, her need for validation and her nightmare boss Peter (who made me want to be physically sick!), her life is full of drama.

Jenny Bee’s interview

Blog Tour: An Interview with Joan Ellis, Author of I Am Ella, Buy Me
posted in Author Interview, Book Tour, October 2014 by lizzydreamer
Welcome to my stop on the Joan Ellis ‘I Am Ella, Buy Me’ blog tour! I have a wonderful interview for you with this fantastic author and I am extremely excited to share it with you

I am Ella. Buy me. 4 star Bookshelf Review

In the interests of posting a completely honest review (something I always strive to do) I must admit that I wasn’t expecting to like ‘I am Ella, buy me’, and I definitely took some time to warm to her.

I was expecting a book moaning about the inequalities between men and women in the workplace hidden behind a scathing backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain. However, intrigue got the better of me and I agreed to be part of this blog tour. I did feel bad, because it’s really hard to write a review of a book you didn’t like. Period. But it’s even harder to write a review, when you don’t like the book and you’ve had contact with the author – who’s lovely! As it turns out, I’m very glad that I joined the blog tour

‘Smart, funny and warm’ Rachale’s Reads reviews Ella 4.5 stars

I am Ella. Buy me – 4.5 stars from Rachale’s Reads
Ever since studying Graphic Design at university, I have been really interested in the world of advertising, so I was incredibly interested in this book from the get go.

This book was very easy to read with humour injected on every page.