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

Review: The Christmas Town

Blurb: Traveling home for Christmas, two women get lost in a snowstorm. They cross a covered bridge and enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers who are about to … Continue reading

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See the People

Once it’s safe to do so, what’s the first thing you want to do that you haven’t been able to do in the last 10-12 months? I intend to reconnect with my friends and family as soon as possible. Talking … Continue reading

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A New Dream

One of the first books I wrote was called A New Dream. It remains one of my favorites even today. Since we don’t have a specified topic this week I thought I’d share the prologue from the book with you. … Continue reading

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Some Things Have Changed, Some Haven’t

This week we’re talking about how we’re celebrating Christmas this year. Like everyone else my plans will be different this year. We usually have a huge family breakfast on Christmas Eve with my husband’s family. We’ve been doing this so … Continue reading

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Edit, Edit, Edit

Typically, how many drafts do you complete — of a novel or novella — before you submit it to a publisher / editor / agent? Why?  To be perfectly honest, I’ve never counted. The first book I wrote was revised … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Go Very Far

Moves or other locales…how have they affected your writing?  This is an interesting topic for me. I live right across the street from the house I was raised in. After my husband and I got married we moved to North … Continue reading

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One of Our Favorites

I started cooking for Thanksgiving today. Our holiday won’t be as big this year because of Covid 19, but I intend to prepare all of our old favorite foods, and those of us who are together can be thankful for … Continue reading

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I Do Have Several Such Manuscripts

Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in your family pick them up and FINISH them? [as the estates of some famous authors … Continue reading

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Dance With Me

GENRE:  YA (Fantasy) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: Don’t tell anyone, but Kelli spends all her free time listening to folk music. Ok, it’s not what you’d expect from a popular fifteen-year-old, but that’s why she doesn’t want the whole world to know. When … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures

One of my guilty pleasures involves clothes. More specifically wedding dresses. I just like to look at them. I spend far too much time on the TV watching people choose the perfect dress. I don’t know for sure when I … Continue reading

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