Elizabeth Welles
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Company Name if any
Peace Communications
http://www.ElizabethWelles.com AND http://www.Tinyurl.com/WellesArt
What do you do?
Writer, Publisher, Other
If you answered other, Please Specify
Performer-Actor-Storyteller & Visual Artist, Teacher-Healer-Workshop Leader
What school did you attend?
Hamilton College
What is your hometown?
Everywhere on the Road
What are some of your interests?
Music, Writing, Outdoors, Spirituality, Food, Travel, Photography

I write because writing is the hub of my wheel. It’s where I began at age seven with a small black book on the family’s way to Europe. My mother said, “This is your diary to write stories and draw in.” I wonder what insight made her gift me that book. Without the restrictions of grammar and syntax, not knowing how to spell or keep the word on the line, I was free. The blank page is like God or the Goddess for me, that completely compassionate, open space where everything can be heard, witnessed, revealed. I can’t stop writing, it’s like the words want me, write me. It’s the one thing I do consistently. It’s like eating, breathing, drinking, peeing. When I’m on a roll, the Muse talks at all times of day and night. If anything it would be nice to tame her and give her hours, but she won’t have any of that. The Muse takes my non-fiction and gets quite creative, outrageous, sometimes bawdy or practical and wise infusing with poetry, and I enjoy story and monologues, and song. This desire to express in the written medium, that shelters language on the page and stage, serves to communicate my soul’s longings, ironically uncontainable and incommunicable. In this raucous and beautiful world on the land called Earth, called human and heart, writing is my touchstone; it is home and peace.

Among the spokes of this wheel are actor, performing on the NY and LA stage, in television and film, artist, healer and teacher – teaching personal journaling, creativity workshops, stress reduction, meditation, mantra and prayer, and COJOME. 

My newest book is  Journaling for Well-Being & Peace, a "how to" guide to journal writing from healing and catharsis, to enhancing creativity, to writing as social action.

My first book was a collection of women's stories and poetry: Women Celebrate: The Gift in Every Moment.The stories celebrate the body, heart, mind and soul, honoring the journeys women move through to reclaim their joy.

 Speak the Lands of My Heart is a one-person show about a journey into India and into the heart and mind of a woman on a spirited cross cultural quest. Water from the Welles is a show that includes humorous and dramatic, wacky monologues, stories, poetry and song. Am touring it now and will be in Santa Rosa September 27th and October 11th, 2013 at the Glaser Center.

But I have been missing my quirky offbeat novels and so have just returned to them, and also one non-fiction that has been on the shelf—no longer! My commitment is to finish them all because there is a large body of work right behind them!

I am published but not currently represented. After a short stint with a publishing company in 1997 (I'll save you the gory details except to say the company eventually went under, but I did get my advance), I had an agent for two years - until I sent her flowers and asked for the rights to my first book back. She graciously acquiesced. I swore I'd never self-publish. (Yah, never say never!) But after the publishing debacle of 1997 where I had a publisher and contract and then didn't, I was encouraged by colleagues to self-publish. I tiptoed forth - and then started to skip with my own company, ISBN numbers, designers, and Lightning Source. Big Kudos for Lightning Source!!!

People told me I could get an agent and publisher for my next book, the one on journaling.I didn't want to do the queries and play the waiting game that could possibly entail another two plus years of waiting, so I self-published that one, too.

I'd be happy to have a great agent and a great publishing deals with a "traditional" publisher. I am sure that great wondrous agent will eventually find me.

I'd also be happy to find a great virtual employee who is a marketing-publicity social media ecommerce super duper spider woman-man with hat and cape to fly - fly - fly - fly - fly! If that's you, let me know.

Oh, check out my art work on a new site:
Yes, it's for sale. And it has come in very handy for barter, even for editorial services. Has been a great fun unexpected side-gig. What late night boredom will birth - more creativity! Enjoy and thank you for stopping by.

In Peace,


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At 5:07pm on July 27, 2012, Andreea Sterea said…

Thanks Elizabeth! Nice to meet you!

At 5:10pm on June 30, 2012, Haseena Patel said…

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the friend request - it's great to "meet" you!  Have a fantastic weekend!  Look forward to talking more.

At 12:03pm on February 20, 2012, Mark Lewis said…

Hello Elizabeth

I only just noticed your comment! In fact I didn't even know I had a comment wall! I only just came across it a moment ago and was mortified that I hadn't replied to your message of January 3rd! You must have thought me terribly rude! It is bad enough not hearing back from agents never mind fellow authors!

You are quite right. This new  technology is a blight to mankind and I think I would much prefer the wisdom of carrier pigeons. Still, I suppose if this were the case I wouldn't be speaking to you now! On the other hand if you had sent your comment by carrier pigeon it may well have taken just as long for me to reply to you as I have just now.

I have had a quick look at your wall and it seems that you are going in the right direction and I wish you the best of luck with it.

At 5:55pm on December 30, 2011, Michael R. Jennings said…

"I didn't want to do the queries and play the waiting game that could possibly entail another two plus years of waiting." Your statement, Elizabeth, is exactly why I and others have/will go the self-publishing route. As I've mentioned in other post, writing is oftentimes the easy part...at least it was for me. For some unknown reason, I just can't get myself worked up enough to write, wait and play the query game. If it sells well, the agents will arise from the near-dead and find me. But then again, I may not need them by then.

On another note, you appear to have lived an interesting life...I'm envious. Also, you write very, very well. Any chance your tour will take you to Phoenix?

At 4:51pm on December 20, 2011, Timothy H. Cook said…

Thanks for leaving your message. Life is quite hectic now, with the first book about to hit the market (actually will be released to the public in March). And photography is another of my hobbies that I don't really have time to develop.


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