Elena Taylor

Goodbye 2017: A Writer Looks Backward and Forward at Kindness

For a lot of us, 2017 felt like a hard year. Our world feels uncertain. Our future uneasy. Our security in question. There has been upheaval on multiple fronts. Change is never easy, either to accept or to promote. When we are in the midst of it, it can feel as if forward motion has […]

Eddie Shoes Wishes You Happy Holidays!

Greetings everyone, Eddie Shoes here. Elena asked me to write a guest post for the holidays, so here I am. This isn’t my usual form of communication, I’ve never actually done a blog post before, but I thought it sounded like fun. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a private investigator up […]

Demons, Debutants, and a Murdered Politician: A Recipe for Three Killer New Authors

This week I’m thrilled to introduce my readers to three  ITW Debut Authors, Jessica Bayliss, John Copenhaver, and Saralyn Richard.  Young Adult (YA) to Adult fiction, there’s a little something for every reader. From horror to historical to hanging out with high society there’s plenty of murder and mayhem to go around. Drum roll please […]

Writers Beware: The Perils of the Publishing Industry

I’m very happy to host mystery author Mark S. Bacon on my blog this week. A little about Mark … Mark S. Bacon began his career as a southern California newspaper police reporter. After working for two newspapers, he moved to advertising and marketing when he became a copywriter for Knott’s Berry Farm, the large […]

Write Like a Gold Miner: Novels from Coal

As this year in writing comes to an end, I’m looking forward to having the third book in my Eddie Shoes Mystery Series launch in April. It’s hard to believe that before April 15, 2016, I wasn’t a published author and by April 1, 2018, I’ll have three books out. But April 15, 2016 wasn’t […]

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