Southampton County author publishes a new book

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Southampton County native, Stephanie Ellsworth (lovingly called Steph) released a new publication titled "What's Done In the Dark" on February 1, 2023. This particular novel has been a work in progress since 2016 undergoing multiple revisions, edits, proofreading sessions, & changes in the book cover during the ongoing writing process.
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While this novel is a newly released publication, Authoress/Blogger Steph is no stranger to writing or publishing books. Her author journey began in 2016 when she published her first book titled, "Love: Organized Choas (A Nickname for Pain)" which became available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, & other retail distribution centers. "Organized Choas" is a poetry book that describes the journey of love in poetry form. It embraces the sweetness & the bitterness of love; composed of 3 parts: Love is a beautiful thing, Love Hurts, and Free Yourself.

Following the release of her 1st book, she was allowed the opportunity to host her 1st book signing at Chesapeake Square Mall in the indie book store, Urban Moon Bookstore (owned by Author Fanita "Moon" Pendleton").
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The love for reading & support from readers fueled Steph's desire to continue writing & publishing books. Several titles followed the 1st book including, "Church Folks," "Every Day I'm Black," "It Only Takes a Little to Say A Lot," & "I Am Woman: The Naked Truth." Books signings have been held at The Book Exchange in both Norfolk,VA & Va Beach, VA.
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Official Book Release Press Release statement:

Stephy Ellsworth Announces the Release of African American Urban Fiction Book "What's Done in the Dark."


[Southampton Cunty, VA] – Stephy Ellsworth is proud to offer her debut publication. The new title has hit Amazon on February 1, 2023 in multiple formats.

"What's Done in the Dark" is a compelling & thrilling fictional tale of love, lust, & lies focused on stereotypes & experiences in the African American culture/black community.

Book synopsis:

"Everyone is perfect until it's time to reveal their deepest secrets. Destiny is the most successful model known to her side of town. To everyone on the outside looking in, she was perfect; but she had former life that is not known to fans. Would her past life catch up with her? Destiny's best friend, Mandy, is functioning but living with a secret of her own that involves someone directly involved with Destiny. Would their friendship be strained if Destiny knew? Sierra and Bang are forced to face the honest truth while Chantel continues a life of lies. Lavon is caught in the middle of two women and can't seem to choose. Does living a double life finally come to light? In a world full of secrets, someone doesn't make it. Their lie costs their life."

Disclaimer: This book contains explicit content & should not be read by anyone less than 18 years of age.
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With support & motivation from family, after years of uncertainty, self-doubt, internal criticism, & procrastination, Steph committed to completing the new novel & published it on target with her deadline. The novel is available in 3 formats: ebook, hardback, & paperback.

This novel is predicted to be a best seller by Steph's readers.

Steph is a certified blogger, certified content marketer, podcast host, published author, poet, freelance writer, aspiring journalist, master life & business coach, & expressive owner of the Stephy Says brand. 

Books are available for purchase here. A free downloadable sample is available for all Kindle users. It is also enrolled into the Kindle Unlimited program.

The Goodreads author is available for book signings in any location.

For booking information contact Steph's booking manager at

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**This article was written in 3rd voice to maintain the writer's tone of all other articles.**

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