Ella Shawn

Ella Shawn
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Ella Shawn is a contemporary women's fiction writer with a fondness for complex characters and happily-ever-afters. She also produces a podcast aptly named, Enchanted BEAST Podcast where she elevates, encourages, and empowers women to connect with their higher self and live the enchanted lifestyle they deserve to live. And because she's a mommy of three beautiful daughters, she writes for a mommy blog once a month. If she's not writing, podcasting, or blogging; then you can probably find her sitting in her favorite chair with a ball of yarn, her wooden crochet hooks making something bohemian-inspired for her Etsy shop, Browns-n-Barnacles PCD. Ella married the boy she fell in love with during her senior year of high school. They started dating in 1992 and either they both were too lazy to look for other options or were lucky enough to find their happily-ever-after at the age of seventeen. Ella says it the enduring love she shares with her husband that allows her to write romance novels with hard-won HEAs. After developing systemic lupus erythematosus and narcolepsy w/cataplexy, she and her husband decided it was time for her to come home and learn how to live as healthy as possible with the new reality their family was now facing. It turned out to be a blessing, because a few years later, her youngest daughter developed two of the rarest neurological sleeping disorders in the world (Klein Levins Syndrome- a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty Disease and Sighted Non-24). Not only is Vickey able to be at home with her daughter while she attends South Carolina Virtual Charter School and when she goes into KLS episodes, she is also free to pursue her passion as a romance writer, podcaster, and blogger under the pen name; Ella Shawn. Her enchanted platform is an extension of her philosophy of living, loving, and evolving. She writes to gain understanding of the hard choices women often have to make. She endeavors to create enchanted spaces in which to disrobe and see the whole of who she is, and who she isn’t. Vickey shares her journey of self-discovery through writing romance novels, on her podcast, and in her blog. She loves connecting with women who enjoy seeing glimpses of their truth wrapped in sexy happily-ever-after’s. Vickey uses her platform to encourage women to reconnect with their true and essential selves. To cultivate and nurture spaces where they cease being simply women of flesh and bone and become Enchanted Beasts. When she’s not being Ella Shawn, or learning coach, or caregiver, or being taken care of… You may find her painting, crocheting, meditating, or sweating it out in a hot yoga class. But she’s a wild and free spirit who would be just as happy living in a converted van and tooling around the country—sleeping where she runs out of gas. Landing wherever she lands and meeting whoever she meets. However; she’s pretty sure her husband and children wouldn’t be willing to pack up and hit the road with her and, anyway—where would all the piggies go? So, she indulges her nomadic, bohemian spirit with planned travel, mother-cation weekends, and her ever-growing imagination.

The Magic of Gardening

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As a child, I didn't value walking out into my backyard and entering a field overflowing with pretty much anything a child could want if it grew from a seed in the earth. My...

A Labor of Love :: A Room of My Own

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The year was 1998. The month was November, and I was a couple of days away from turning twenty-four. I was also only a couple of days away from losing the freedom of having...

How Yoga Helps Me Love and Accept My Bodies

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The first time I was told my body wasn’t good enough, I was six years old. My mother was braiding my hair alongside her sister, who was braiding my cousin’s hair. She had long,...

The Three-Ingredient Pie Recipe That Will Change Your Life

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My husband and I were sitting in our dining room eating the sweetest watermelon we've had all season. While doing so, we got into a discussion about following your own path and knowing when...

How I Survive the Bite of the Wolf

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February 15. For most people, this is simply the day after Valentine's day. A day to buy cheap chocolate that's been deeply discounted to make room for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter candy. But February...

Why COVID-19 May Be Good for the Earth

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It's 12:34 p.m. on a Monday afternoon. My husband and I are sitting in our family room watching the news. Okay, let me be a little more honest. My husband was watching the news. I...

Top 10 Sexiest Desserts for Valentine’s Day

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My husband and I celebrated our first Valentine's Day back in February of 1993. We were seniors at Lower Richland High school and had been dating for about four months. My mom said I...

Words, Intentions, and Love Letters

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How would you feel if you opened the mailbox and found an envelope with your name and address in handwriting you easily recognize? When you open it and pull out the folded pieces of...

Is Your Life Ready for a Plot Twist?

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You've been reading the most amazing book and so far, you feel fairly confident you know what's going on with the plot and the characters. Not that the storyline is boring, or you can...

A Lesson Before Buying :: Mom, Can I Have a Guinea Pig for Christmas?

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"Mommy?! Daddy?! May I have a guinea pig for Christmas? I promise to take care of it and you won't have to do anything at all...I pinky-promise!"  Parents. When your beautiful little girl or boy...

It’s Time to Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty :: Living with KLS

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We all have our favorite Disney princess stories. I always loved Beauty and the Beast because Belle loved books almost as much as I did, and who wouldn't want to be the girl to...

Carly and Mitchell :: The Complicated Relationship Between the Bully and the Victim

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Wow! I can't believe we've come to the last installment of this bullying series. Over the course of the last two weeks, I have endeavored to differentiate between bullying and conflict/confrontation, explore how a...

The Bully :: A Special Breed of Child

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In my last article, I wanted to give a solid foundation of what bullying is and what it isn't. I discussed the difference between bullying and conflict/confrontation, and how social expectations of male behavior...

Boys Will Be Boys… Until They Become Bullies

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The children line up at the front of the room in preparation for the daily march to the cafeteria for lunch. They are excited and eager to eat and socialize with their friends. In...