You know you’re a writer if…

This is a momentous occasion: Britbear’s Book Reviews first guest blog post. Please join me in welcoming Mary Ellen Bramwell, author of The Apple of My Eye.

cropped high res coverWhen Brea Cass, a young mother, is awakened in the night by the news that her loving husband, Paul, has been shot during a robbery, she is stunned.  Arriving at the hospital to discover he has died shakes her whole world.  When she finally emerges from the fog of her life, it dawns on her that something is amiss in the way her husband died.  What was really going on?

As Brea searches for answers, she discovers things she never knew, things she’s not sure she wants to know.  Delving into the mysteries that surround her brings several questions to the forefront of Brea’s thoughts.  Can I move forward despite heartache?  Am I loved?  Is someone who has made mistakes redeemable?

You know you’re a writer if…

… you’ve ever googled how quickly someone might die from poison.

… you’ve asked your writer friends for help writing a suicide note.

… you’ve asked a doctor how quickly and in what manner a disease will kill instead of how one might survive.

… you’ve taken a vacation and could deduct it on your taxes as “research”.

… you’ve read a good book for work and pleasure.

… you’ve researched how to commit a crime (fraud, theft, espionage, etc.).

… you’ve researched the meanings of your character’s names more than your own children’s names.

… you talk in word counts not page numbers.

… you explore your dreams and nightmares for possible material.

… you’ve ever cried over the death of a character, but killed him or her off anyway!

Please feel free to add your own!

Here’s how you can learn more about Mary Ellen Bramwell and her writing:

| Website | Facebook | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads |

DSC_9671 smaller, cropMary Ellen Bramwell has been writing stories since she was ten years old.  After working in other fields and raising five children as a stay-at-home mom, Mary Ellen has returned to her first love, writing, working for magazines while completing her debut novel, The Apple of My Eye.  She resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband, Allen, and her two youngest children.  You can visit her website at

Buy The Apple of My Eye on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at Black Rose Writing.

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