This website introduces the written works of Karen Ellinwood, also writing historic and mystic fiction as JB Stearns, a contemporary author channeling bygone eras as well as modern ideas.
KC Ellinwood's first novel, Blood Sacrifice: Refusal to Protect, follows Susan Meg Calahan as she overcomes years of sexual abuse by her father and directly confronts her mother's refusal to protect her from it.
JB Stearns, Vampire: A Life in 8 Ages, is a faux autobiographical novel of the author as JB Stearns, Vampire. The novel is written through diary entries and correspondence between the author, fellow artists, his wife and children and spans from pre-Civil War era (1848-1860) through today. The story integrates the author's politics of art history with JB's struggle to establish his self-proclaimed identity, to strike against the talk of Disunion, and to confront the disintegration of his family after his death, beginning with the shocking suicide of one of his elder sons, Raphael Correggio Stearns. The stories are inspired by the author's great-great-great grandfather, Junius Brutus Stearns, a nineteenth century painter.
Munchausen's Girl presents a portrait of a woman in her thirties striking back against her mother, who had deliberately made her ill in order to gain attention for herself. Ir's' journey from the long lasting medical and emotional effects of long-term arsenic poisoning and toward becoming an independent, feisty woman is the core of this story.
A few samples of the author's short stories also appear on this site.
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