First of all, I have been so busy! I can’t believe I’ve neglected my writing so much. Okay, that explanation was boring. We’ll pretend I was on hiatus, because I embarked on a journey to save Middle-Earth. Those orcs are not easy to deceive, but I managed and now I’m back. I will also add photos from my trip soon :D.
I was attempting to write a short bio, but I am not good at it. Seriously, my life has been full of adventures, surprises, it would take more than a million books (approximately) so summarize it. To be honest, the most important thing you need to know about me is that I am passionate about helping others through my writing. I want to inspire, make people see their value, and be there for them when they need someone. Other than that, here’s one thing you may know about me, which is why I picked my pen name.
I do go by the pen name, ‘Ellie Marie Acacia.’ Why? Because, I go by my middle name, Elizabeth. Most people call me ‘Ellie,’ while others who have gotten used to calling me ‘Liz.’ My mum and I share the same first name, and as you may already imagine, confusions arise from time to time. I do not mind being compared to my mum, but I just became annoyed by the fact I was being referred to as ‘ma’am’ on the phone…when I was a teenager! Not to worry, my voice did not sound like the raging power of an erupting volcano, but people on the other line assumed I must have been in my 40’s just because of the shared first name.
“Teenage awkward years, anybody? As if that wasn’t enough, we will make sure to triple your age on the phone! As an added bonus, we will call you a granny by the Christmas season! Enjoy hot cocoa while we imagine you with a broken hip.”
I picked ‘Marie’ to honour my grandmother, who always taught me to pursue my dreams and never give up. Sounds cliché, but it is true. Actually, her name was Maria, but because I’m of French descent, I picked ‘Marie.’
To add on to my long list of reasons why I picked such an elaborate pen name, is the name ‘Acacia.’ Why would I pick the name of a thorny shrub? First of all, I love flowers, plants, and nature. But, the Acacia is my own metaphor for my journey. I am without fault, but I continue to grow. I may be a pest sometimes, because not everyone appreciates writing as a form of art, but I keep on going.
Here’s a little fact: One of the most famous Acacia was the ‘L’Arbre du Tenere.’ It was considered the most isolated tree on Earth. It was sadly knocked down by a drunk driver in the Sahara desert.
I thank you for reading this semi-bio in its entirety, and I will leave you with one of my sayings, as a bonus:
“Embrace your inner passion, and release your will to triumph”.
<3 <3 <3 Love, Ellie <3 <3 <3