Blood Pancakes – a novel

UPDATED January 2019

“Ella Sue lived on a small traditional Amish farm with her parents, three brothers and little sister. She had never imagined a life different than the life she had on the farm. She never wanted anything more. Everything changed when her father was attacked and left for dead one night, bringing the vampire fever to her family, changing their lives forever.
Her father’s boyhood dreams of space planted a seed of hope in their broken lives, but their ties to the farm and the only lifestyle they ever knew were hard to escape. How much would their lives change as a result of this terrible attack?”


Blood Pancakes is book one in a Christian speculative fiction novel series about Amish Vampires. The novel won the 2011 NaNoWriMo challenge for writing 50,000 words in a month, and was a “topic challenge” given by Jeff Gerke. Laurene decided to self publish her book in November 2014 shortly after her father passed away. Waiting for the world’s way of doing things was preventing anyone from having the opportunity to read her book, her father never did get to read it, so she chose the self-publishing method in hopes of accomplishing God’s way of releasing the book to the public. Blood Pancakes is available in both print and digital formats from a variety of distribution sources.


Amazon Print

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble

Book two won the 2012 NaNoWriMo challenge and was self-publised in the fall of 2018.

Blood Pancakes

by Laurene Wells

Book 1 of the series

Amazon Print:

Amazon Print

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble

Book three won the 2013 NaNoWriMo challenge and was self-published in December of 2018. Book three is longer than 50,000 words by a considerable amount, and part of book 3 was written during the 2014 NaNoWriMo challenge as well.

Blood Pudding

by Laurene Wells

Book 2 in the Blood Pancakes series

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Book four won the 2014 NaNoWriMo challenge and is still awaiting a cover and editing, it is expected to be self-published in 2019.


Laurene failed the 2015 NaNoWriMo challenge due to an emergency kitchen remodel that took over her life that year.


Book five won the 2016 NaNoWriMo challenge and is still awaiting a cover and editing.


Book six won the 2017  NaNoWriMo challenge and is still awaiting a cover and editing.