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

Little Red Riding Hood

Does everyone know the story of Little Red Riding Hood? The way it goes is like this. A little girl who wears a red cape (hence the name) is taking some food to her grandmother who is sick. On her … Continue reading

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When My Ship Comes In

If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers? Any particular age … Continue reading

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So What If She’s a Good Girl?

When I was a small child my mother taught me to love reading. Every Friday afternoon she took my sister and me to the public library, a one room building about the size of a large living room. We’d choose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe

Blurb Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can’t deny that she’s stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended … Continue reading

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Get a Nice Appointment Book

What do you constantly need reminding of? What an easy question to answer! I have to be reminded of almost everything. Of course there are a few things I can remember. I know that I have a ladies’ luncheon every … Continue reading

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Just in Fortuna

Have you used something that happened to you in real life in any of your stories? Did you change it at all? As a rule, I mostly use my imagination in my stories. Sometimes one of the characters might like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joke’s On Me

Blurb: Stand-up comic Frankie Goldberg’s Hollywood life falls apart with an exclamation point when a mudslide destroys her hopes, her home, and her entire collection of impractical footwear. She returns to her mother’s B&B in Woodstock, New York, expecting the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and The Sentence

Several of my heroines have loved cooking, and one of them was Rachel Amos, heroine of The Sentence. I thought about what I’d have Rachel cook and decided that spaghetti was something a young woman would probably know about. In … Continue reading

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Just My Two Cents

Many times when people find out I’m a writer they’ll say, “I always wanted to write a book too.” My answer? “That’s great. You should do it.” All the while I’m aware that most of them were just making conversation, … Continue reading

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Scary? No, I Don’t Do Scary

I thought I’d share a review with you today. I just read Nothing to Fear by Coralie Tate so here goes. Blurb: She needed a creative haven. She got a house with its own agenda. An autumn storm—the likes of … Continue reading

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