I just wanted to tell you how much I absolutely adore your books, I haven't read all of them yet but I am working my way through. I've let many of my friends borrow the books of yours that I own and they love them so much. Thank you for writing such wonderful books.

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crochetingpenispillows

Thank YOU for reading and for sharing my books with your friends.

Your books have such a huge impact on my life. I can connect to your characters on so many levels. It's amazing! What you write inspired me to seek out for help with my addictions and demons. Once I start reading I refuse to stop. It's almost impossible to stop honestly. I never got into a book the way I do with yours. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring and saving so many people. I can't wait to read your future books :) maybe one day there might be a movie! I hope :)

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monsters-inside-my-lungs

You’ve taken big, positive steps forward. Keep moving that direction, and if my books have helped with that at all, I am profoundly grateful.

I recently finished Smoke and I just wanted to tell you that it played such a huge part in me accepting an abusive relationship that I recently went through and coping with the abuse. It had me in tears but truly impacted me in such a positive way so I want to thank you and let you know that you're books will always play a huge part in my healing.

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kayleeperfectionquinn

Put the past behind you. Love and accept yourself. The future is all yours to write. Write it well. You deserve nothing but the best.

Who are your favorite characters from your books and what book did you enjoy writing the most?

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keepiingiitsurreal

Favorite characters are Tony (IMPULSE), Cara (PERFECT), and Matt (RUMBLE). IDENTICAL was a challenge to write, but RUMBLE is my fave.

So, my parents surprised me tonight with you're new book Rumble. I'm currently reading Friday Night Lights. But, I'm really excited to read Rumble considering I've been waiting months for it! I have all of your books so far and I can not wait until you release your next book(s)!

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bvblover666

Many thanks, and please thank your parents for me, too.

<3 You are absolutely amazing. Thank you for many years of enjoying your words. Thank you for the wonderful feeling I get when I pick up your books and open to the first page. You are inspiring and I love you. <3 I am a writer, Well I want to write but I have a problem getting past the first page. I am too afraid to write anything down. How do you begin? Is it always hard?

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waitandseewhatiwillbe

I hate beginning books. Once I start, everything gets better. Start with creating your characters, then let them tell you their stories.

thank you for including several gay characters in your books. you have no idea how much i've related to them and how much the characters' stories have helped me :) i love you ellen! -charlie

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boylimic

Thanks, Charlie. “Gay” is part of the landscape. Can’t NOT include gay characters. And truthfully, almost all my favorite characters from my books are gay. ¬†Go figure. :-)