Ellis Jane Loera

Name: Ellis Jane Loera, or E.J. Loera for short.

I am an author of novels, plays, short stories, poems, articles, and vegan recipes. I also have been known to strum out original compositions on my old Martin guitar and am far too often covered in pastels or paints from visual art projects. When I am not at work writing or painting, I can generally be found on long hikes with my dogs or daydreaming about all the places I have yet to go. My goal is to one day be able to live off my art, but in the time being I have grown partial to food and shelter and bide my time as a graphic designer and a dog groomer. More information about me, as well as links to some of my works and a list of publications, can be found at my website.

Inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places. I tend to carry post-it notes in my pockets so I can easily jot down an idea when the lightning bolt of inspiration chooses to strike. The themes that have often driven my written work - whether consciously or subconsciously - are the themes of what it means to be human and exploring that fine line where sanity melts into madness. Also as someone who copes with panic disorder on a daily basis, this aspect of myself has a tendency to seep into my work allegorically as well. My paintings are usually inspired by a color that I spot, immediately become infatuated with, and then the image springs around the color. I am always open to requests and have done a handful of commissions in my time as well.

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Likes: Strawberries, hockey, books, Broadway musicals, tea, animals, the beach, the mountains.

Dislikes: Global warming, illegal hunting, pineapples, ants, fleas, insomnia.

Status: My heart is currently kept in the breast pocket of a fellow artist with three of his own dogs and dreams that intertwine with mine.

"When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness—I am nothing."
- Virginia Woolf

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