Action/Adventure Serial Cutthroat Charlotte Extends Contract

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Contract Renewal guarantees serial will run to January 2006.

Devon Ellington, the author of the action/adventure pirate serial Cutthroat Charlotte signed a six-month extension of her contract with Keep It Coming this week, continuing the piece until at least January of 2006.

Cutthroat Charlotte follows the adventures of Charlotte Millhouse, a young woman in the eighteenth century who chooses to join the pirate crew that overruns her father’s ship, following the murder of her father by his business partner. She evolves from innocent teenager, earns her moniker “Cutthroat Charlotte” as a notorious pirate, and continues to become a powerful European baroness and key figure in the American Revolution., at the forefront of the Renaissance of serialized fiction, started in November of 2003. Subscribers receive a new issue in their e-mailbox every Tuesday and every Friday for the run of the subscription. New subscribers always begin with the first issue. Ms. Ellington is one of the original authors. Her western, The Widow's Chamber, has run on KIC since its inception and recently celebrated its 150th episode. She also writes the mystery Tapestry, which is closing in on episode 100. Ms. Ellington writes across many genres under several names. Some of her most popular work includes her blog on the writing life, “Ink in My Coffee” ( and her articles on horse racing and ice hockey for

“I’ve always loved serials,” Ellington admits. “I used to figure my allowance in terms of how many Nancy Drew books I could purchase at any given time. When the opportunity came to write for KIC, I jumped at it.”

KIC plans to publish novellas that tie-in to the serials later this year, and Ellington is hard at work on those in addition to “keeping up” with her commitments for KIC and her other freelance work.

“When my head explodes, it won’t be gray matter that splatters everywhere, it’ll be typeface,” she grins. “And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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