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London born Ellie Daines  has always wanted to be an author. She started writing stories from a young age. Later she went to university and studied journalism.. She spent several years working for various online marketing companies before finally achieving her dream to become a published author with her debut book, Lolly Luck.

Welcome to GHB, Eliie. 

We all have those special memories which stay with us throughout our lives. Maybe it was the first time we met our best friend or the moment we received an amazing birthday present that we’d been longing for, or when our favourite football team won the league or perhaps it was simply a great holiday that we enjoyed with our family. I always try to savour the precious moments that come in life, taking photographs with my mind and storing them beside other happy memories. Sometimes, however, there are memories that we’d rather forget – the difficult ones. For me, I like to think that I’m able to turn difficult memories into a positive by seeing them as experiences that I can learn from which in turn help me grow as a person.

Going back to good memories, one memory that will always be very dear to me is the memory of seeing my first book Lolly Luck on the bookshelf for the first time and the sheer joy that I felt. I’m sure these are feelings most authors can relate to, seeing their book which becomes almost an extension of themselves out there for the world to see. My new book Shine Izzy Shine explores the issue of losing one’s memories, something I wouldn’t want to ever lose myself. But for now, I’ll continue to love the wonderful memories of yesterday, today and tomorrow as I’m reminded of a beautiful quote by the eighteenth century French writer Stanislas Jean De Boufflers: “Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume”

Going to the 2012 Olympic Games will always be a special memory

Going to the 2012 Olympic Games will always be a special memory

Going to the 2012 Olympic Games will always be a special memory

Shine Izzy Shine

Shine Izzy Shine

Shine is Shine – Izzy is so excited to be a bridesmaid at her mum Rio’s wedding. But on the big day, disaster strikes and Rio ends up in a coma. When she wakes up, Rio’s not herself – in fact, she thinks she’s still a rebellious fourteen-year-old. Izzy is desperate to get her mum to remember who she really is . . .

Thanks for sharing your memories with us Ellie. If you’d like to find out more about Ellie and her wonderful books then you can visit her website here   


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