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

Introducing Laura Haley McNeil and the Beaumont Brides

Friends, please help me welcome Laura to Four Foxes One Hound. A native of California, Laura Haley-McNeil spent her youth studying ballet and piano, though her favorite pastime was curling up with a good book. Without a clue as to … Continue reading

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Presenting Laura Haley-McNeil

My guest today is Laura Haley-McNeil. Laura, thanks so much for joining us Four Foxes One Hound. We can’t wait to meet you and sample your work. Biography A native of California, Laura Haley-McNeil spent her youth studying ballet and … Continue reading

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Grandparents Are the Best Storytellers

“Do you have a favorite story about your family that has been passed down, or one that you hope will get passed down?” I had two great storytellers as I was growing up. The first one was my Grandpa Pace. … Continue reading

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Rest Thy Head

I thought this week I’d share an excerpt from one of favorite books, Rest Thy Head. First a blurb, and then an excerpt. Blurb: Running away from a fiancé who betrayed her, Peyton O’Malley finds employment at a beautiful mountain … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Both

“Do your characters tend to have skills that you have yourself? Do you write about people who do things that you wish that you could manage?” I suppose it’s a little bit of both. I was a teacher for thirty … Continue reading

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Presenting Linda O’Connor

Linda, welcome to Four Foxes One Hound. We’re so glad to have you, and we can’t wait to get to know you. Hey Everyone! I’m Linda O’Connor, and I’m super excited to be stopping by. I’m the author of medical … Continue reading

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Usually Not Too Bothered

“We all try to avoid plot holes in our own stories… but have you ever encountered one (or more) major plot holes in a book or movie that made you want to scream? Has it been serious enough to make … Continue reading

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Yeah, Some of That’s Really True

Fortuna is the only romantic comedy I’ve ever written, and I did it for my grandson. He’s of an age to be fascinated by WWE style wrestling so he wanted me to write him a book about wrestling. Given the … Continue reading

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So Hard to Do

This week we’re talking about a biography we’d use if we were a presenter at a conference. In my opinion writing a good biography is lots harder than writing a book. I remember the first time I had to write … Continue reading

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Book Review: The House on Persimmon Road

Blurb: If Justine Hale had the time, she’d get in her car and go crazy. She owns two kids, an ex-mother-in-law, and a bankrupt mother. Money scarce, she moves her entire family into a run-down, two-hundred-year-old farmhouse. Resident ghost Lottie … Continue reading

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