Author Archives: Elaine Cantrell

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments

So Sorry

I apologize for not posting today. The fact is I’m sick and can barely move. I do have some Covid symptoms so who knows what the problem is. Forgive me today, and I’ll be back next week.

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Nothing

“What is in your desk drawers?” I had a desk in my study for maybe twenty five years. It was a cheap if well designed desk with plenty of room for everything. In my right top drawer I had a … Continue reading

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She Anything I Should Change?

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my current work in progress. The book is titled Tarnished Silver, and I have no official blurb to share. The set up is like this.  My heroine Brittany Granger is a private investigator who … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Mind

“How do you feel about having one of your novels translated into another language? Is there a particular nationality of reader that you think would enjoy your novels more than others?” I really don’t think I’d mind. It would be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sheriff’s Woman

Blurb: He had his eye on her for years. But she was married. Now she’s not. He’s all in.  Rachel Cameron prefers to lick her wounds and protect her children from gossip and shame in isolation on a small homestead … Continue reading

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I’m Still Looking For One Or Two

This week we’re talking about books we read when we were younger and would like to own now. I have to say that I’m lucky because I still have some of the books I read as a child. I was … Continue reading

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Losing Your Dreams

What’s your dream?  Have you achieved it yet?  Most of us have lofty ambitions and dreams when we’re young, but as we grow older, reality intrudes and we settle for something less than what we wanted.  Luckily, most of us find happiness in … Continue reading

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I’ve Got No Problem With It

How would you feel if Readers Digest abridged one of your novels? What reservations (if any) might you have?  My mother was a big reader. She used to get those Readers Digest abridged books. I wasn’t interested in all of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding Home

A rich tapestry of wit, grit, and humor… Twenty-four-year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, twelve-year-old Maydean and five-year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Get Good Surprises, Sometimes Bad

“Did you ever start a piece of writing and forget about it, only to be surprised when you found it and read it?” The simple answer to this question is yes. Most of the time if I start something I … Continue reading

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