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

Dreams.

“Do you dream often? Do you remember your dreams?” Actually, I think I do dream pretty often, but usually when I wake up I can’t remember them. I dreamed more when I was still working. I remembered the dreams better … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghost Boat

Blurb: “All hands to battle stations.” The words still haunt Jack Hardy, even after thirty years. As a young Navy lieutenant, he watched as his submarine, the U.S.S. Candlefish mysteriously vanished in the Pacific amidst an attack by an unseen … Continue reading

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Challenges

What are some challenges you’ve encountered that you were unsure you could handle but then surprised yourself?  I suppose one of the challenges that worried me was when I got my first teaching job. There was so much to learn … Continue reading

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The Basis of Southern Cuisine

In the day of a global economy with refrigerated food carriers it’s hard to believe that until very recently in history people ate what they could find locally.  That being the case, around what products did southern cuisine grow and develop? … Continue reading

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I Do Love Shoes

“Have your footwear choices changed as your life, or lifestyle, has changed?” The short answer to this question is yes. And no. When I was a child, children in my area went barefooted in the summer time. The climate is … Continue reading

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Review: The School Mistress

Blurb: An impoverished young woman. A lonely father of five. Will they be able to resist when a cadre of optimistic children start matchmaking? Colorado, 1910. Quinn Cooper can’t help feeling uneasy. But securing a job as a schoolmarm in … Continue reading

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Not Too Well

“How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity?” At the beginning of the pandemic, we mostly isolated ourselves and went out as little as possible. You’d think that with so much time on my hands I would have knocked out … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Favorite Memory?

What is your fondest childhood memory?  When I saw this topic I thought, “Oh, good. That’ll be easy.” However, when I actually sat down to write I found that it wasn’t easy at all. My family didn’t have a lot … Continue reading

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Writing Romance Novels

Writing is so much fun.  If you’re thinking of writing a novel, 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 of people write … Continue reading

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Pick Your Color

I wondered if maybe the color that represents me most would show up in many places in my home, especially my closet. Of course the color that I like might not be the most representative of me, but it was … Continue reading

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