Mary Beth Ellisis creating humor, life and twirly skirt appreciation, thought without furor
This tier grants access to most posts and gains priority author access. You are welcome to suggest topics, ask questions, and join in occasional live broadcasts. Your personalized, in-post shoutout will help you rest assured in the fact that you rock.
Enjoy the same benefits as other tiers, plus two extra posts a month. You are also guaranteed in-post responses to questions or comments sent via private message.
Enjoy the same benefits as the other tiers, plus a free, personally autographed copy of Book #1, Drink to the Lasses. You are also given priority on post topic suggestions; at least one suggested topic a month is guaranteed to appear in a post.
About Mary Beth Ellis
A Cincinnati native, Mary Beth obtained her undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s College, and was the first SMC student invited to read at the University of Notre Dame’s Literary Festival. Her vast and frightening array of day jobs after completing her MFA in nonfiction writing at Bennington College have included bodyguarding Jimmy Buffett, working in education at the Kennedy Space Center, and sports reporting for the Thoroughbred racing industry. She currently teaches college, gives literary readings, and stares into the middle distance. Her current work-in-progress is a set of essays inspired by shadowing the Ohio State University Marching Band for the 2011 season, much of which is chronicled here at the original Blonde Champagne.
Her work has appeared in several anthologies: Grotto Stories, Calliope, 5 Must-Know Secrets for Every College Girl, Florida Crime Writers, and Random House’s Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers. Other credits include the Cincinnati Enquirer, Weber: The Contemporary West, Notre Dame Magazine, and many more. She was named the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers’Workshop Writer of the Month in November 2006 and is a former Artist In Residence with the National Parks. She has won several writing contests and scholarships to residencies which nobody has ever heard of.
She has met a person who for some reason married her, but she'd still very much like to be friends.