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

I Can’t Do It!

Okay, let’s begin with a statement of fact. I don’t watch a lot of TV. I do read, but that being said I’d have to admit I haven’t found an unsung hero in any of the books I’ve read recently. … Continue reading

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Review: Finding Lord Farlisle

Blurb: The girl he finally remembers Eleven years ago, a shipwreck robbed Lord Maxim Farlisle of his memory. Recovering himself, he journeys to his childhood home to find Waithe Hall shut and deserted. Unwilling to face what remains of his … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Formula? Maybe a Little

Do you have a formula for creating your protagonist/antagonist? I don’t have a formula exactly, but when I look back on the characters I’ve created I do see certain similarities between my protagonists. First, they’re always good looking. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Review: Secret Lady

I always enjoy time travel novels, and this one was no exception. Evie McIntyre is a modern girl working with her grandmother at Lavender House, a Victoria property that survived Union general Sheridan’s burning back during the Civil War. Her … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean Not Belong?

Growing up, was there ever anything that made me feel as if I didn’t belong to my family? The answer is an unequivocal no. First off, I grew up in South Carolina, and we Southerners know all about family. If … Continue reading

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Famous Lovers Quiz

How many of these famous lovers can you identify? The answers are at the bottom of the page, but don’t peek! He was a Roman general, and she was the queen of Egypt. Their love destroyed Camelot. He gave up … Continue reading

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Why I Write Romance Novels

Writing is so much fun. If you’re thinking of writing a book, one of the first things you’ll need to do is pick a genre.  I picked romance.  Out of all the genres out there, why did I pick romance?  Lots … Continue reading

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