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MEET ELLA CLAIRE

Ella Claire is the pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author Lissa Matthews.

The idea behind the Ella Claire name and writing sassy, sweet romance was put into my head years ago by my grandmother.

“When are you going to write something I can read?” she asked.
“Probably never,” I replied.

You see, she doesn’t and won’t read erotic romance which is what I, as Lissa Matthews, write. It doesn’t make her any less proud of me for what I have accomplished, but I know she’d still like to read something her granddaughter has written.

Through my years in publishing, I have grown up. I have changed. My ‘who am I’ has changed. My writing has changed. My reading habits have changed. I began, in 2017, exploring some lighter themes in romance, some lighter paranormal, some cozy mysteries, and some fantastical fantasy.

All this led to a bit of soul searching, which led to a different answer to my grandmother’s question…

“When are you going to write something I can read?” she asked.
“Granny, I am most definitely, right now, writing something you can read.”