Category Archives: Elaine Cantrell

More Time to Write, Right?

We’ve previously discussed how summers typically affect our writing schedules or outputs, but this summer of 2020 was unique in many ways. Tell us whether these unique factors affected your writing… and whether that was to the “good” or the … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood

Does everyone know the story of Little Red Riding Hood? The way it goes is like this. A little girl who wears a red cape (hence the name) is taking some food to her grandmother who is sick. On her … Continue reading

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When My Ship Comes In

If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers? Any particular age … Continue reading

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So What If She’s a Good Girl?

When I was a small child my mother taught me to love reading. Every Friday afternoon she took my sister and me to the public library, a one room building about the size of a large living room. We’d choose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe

Blurb Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can’t deny that she’s stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended … Continue reading

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Get a Nice Appointment Book

What do you constantly need reminding of? What an easy question to answer! I have to be reminded of almost everything. Of course there are a few things I can remember. I know that I have a ladies’ luncheon every … Continue reading

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Just in Fortuna

Have you used something that happened to you in real life in any of your stories? Did you change it at all? As a rule, I mostly use my imagination in my stories. Sometimes one of the characters might like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joke’s On Me

Blurb: Stand-up comic Frankie Goldberg’s Hollywood life falls apart with an exclamation point when a mudslide destroys her hopes, her home, and her entire collection of impractical footwear. She returns to her mother’s B&B in Woodstock, New York, expecting the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and The Sentence

Several of my heroines have loved cooking, and one of them was Rachel Amos, heroine of The Sentence. I thought about what I’d have Rachel cook and decided that spaghetti was something a young woman would probably know about. In … Continue reading

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Just My Two Cents

Many times when people find out I’m a writer they’ll say, “I always wanted to write a book too.” My answer? “That’s great. You should do it.” All the while I’m aware that most of them were just making conversation, … Continue reading

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