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 Never Get Tired of Them

What’s your favorite feel good movie? Okay, I have two that I’ve watched many times, and I’m still not tired of them. The first is While You Were Sleeping. This is the Amazon description of the movie. ‘Sandra Bullock and … Continue reading

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To Blog or Not?

“What characteristics make for an interesting blog? Do you regularly read many/any blogs (besides this one)? Why or why not?” I didn’t really read blogs until my first book was published. At the time I had no idea how to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somebody’s Darling (The Gettysburg Ghost Series Book 1)

Blurb: He finally found the love of his life… 150 years after his death. Confederate soldier Jesse Spenser died in the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, and his restless spirit has remained earthbound ever since. Usually invisible, he spends his … Continue reading

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The Power of an Early Morning Walk

“What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your story lines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block?” Probably the best way I mull over my story lines is by taking a nice walk, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare said a rose by any name would smell as sweet, but I wonder about that. If we called roses skunk cabbage would it affect our perception of them? I choose my characters’ names with great care simply because in … Continue reading

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Things Do Change, Don’t They?

How has your use of social media changed over the years?  When I had my first book published, I really started paying attention to social media. I joined some Yahoo (I think) groups for the sake of learning what to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colony on Fire

Blurb: When she came to Haven Two Dr. Saffia Mandell expected to grimly do her five years of medical service as the colony’s only doctor, work off her medical school debt and leave. Then she’d fallen in love, handled an … Continue reading

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Hard to Pick Just One

What is the one book that you feel you could read over and over without it ever feeling old?” Wow, what a hard question! If I love a book I read it many times. Usually I’ll find something new and … 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 I … Continue reading

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Why, Yes I Have

Have you ever based a character on a real person? Have you ever used a TV or movie character as inspiration for a character in your stories?  To begin, I suppose most authors must have a certain type of hero … Continue reading

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