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GIRLS! Grab your wiggles and join me in the Scout Hut at VFringe.

Girls, grab your woggle and join me in the Scout Hut at Ventnor Fringe Saturday 15 August 7.30pm when me and my pratfalls will be strutting our funky stuff.


Join ‘funny, fascinating’ local author, Joan Ellis as she introduces the flip, flawed women in her acclaimed books, tells celebrity tales and shares her banana-skin moments.

Meet 80s Ella, a girl in a man’s world in I AM ELLA.BUY ME, vulnerable Sandra, from the ‘terrifying’ Isle of Wight-based chiller, THE KILLING OF MUMMY’S BOY and Susan in her quest for the truth, in the ‘excellently written’ psychological thriller, GUILT.

Finally, get to know hapless single Mum, Joan herself, in her ‘funny, poignant’ memoir, THE THINGS YOU MISSED WHILE YOU WERE AWAY.

Read a review of Joan’s previous show:

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.

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.

Becca’s Books is giving I am Ella. Buy Me. 4 cupcakes!

I am Ella. Buy me. by Joan Ellis ~ BLOG TOUR!
Be careful who you cross on the way up; you might meet them on the way down.

Huge thank you to the ever-lovely Leah from Girls Love To Read for getting me involved with Joan’s blog tour for I am Ella. Buy me. And of course, another huge thank you to the author herself Joan, for providing me with a very entertaining story that I absolutely loved.