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

Book Review: Arcadia’s Children 2: Fyfield Plantation

Several weeks ago, Andrew Williams asked me to review his new scifi/fantasy Arcadia’s Children 2: The Fyfield Plantation. The book is a sequel to Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge. If you read book 1 you’ll find many familiar faces in book 2, … Continue reading

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Snowed In

I imagine that the term ‘snowed in’ means different things to different people, depending on where you live. I live in South Carolina, which means that we don’t often get snow. But when we do everyone loses their mind. We … Continue reading

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The Day After Christmas

Okay, Christmas is over, passing in a blur of laughter, food, friends and family, wrapping paper, and cranky, over-stimulated children. It was totally glorious, but I’m so tired I can hardly move. I’m so worn out I’m even thinking that … Continue reading

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A Gift of Books

Besides being an author, I was a social studies teacher at our local high school. A few years ago, I noticed something very unusual going on in my first period class. I was standing in front of the class discussing … Continue reading

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What Else But a Bookstore?

If I were to open a store, there’s no doubt that it would be a bookstore. To a reader there’s something magical about a bookstore that can’t be duplicated elsewhere. I went into my local bookstore yesterday to buy my … Continue reading

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I Like Winter

This week we were supposed to talk about things we actually like about winter, but in fact, I don’t dislike the season at all. For one thing I live in South Carolina, which means we seldom get snow. When we … Continue reading

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A Memorable Heroine

One of my most memorable heroines is Tatiana Barrington, a character created by Paullina Simons for her Bronze Horseman trilogy.  I bought The Bronze Horseman in the off chance that I’d like it, but from the moment I started reading … Continue reading

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