Elena Taylor

Show Vs Tell or Active Vs Passive Writing

Show vs Tell: What are agents and editors referring to with this “issue” in a manuscript? In my humble opinion . . . Show vs Tell can also be understood by thinking about active vs passive writing or writing with the reader and writing at the reader. Here’s what I mean by those three things. […]

Romantic Suspense: On the Run by Traci Hunter Abramson

Romantic Suspense author Traci Hunter Abramson launches her latest novel, On the Run. Romantic Suspense Book Blast! Scroll down to read an excerpt. Visit all the stops along her Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tour! Want to find more new books? Check out all my posts for a variety of author interviews, book reviews, and […]

Omens and Our Need For Meaning in Chaos

Omens and Our Need For Meaning in Chaos: A writer thinks about the world around her during a time of chaos. Order Makes Us Feel Safe Human, as a rule, long for order. As a species, we feel most comfortable if we know what to expect. Few people truly love surprises, and many people who […]

Richie Narvaez Launches a Young Adult Cozy Mystery

Richie Narvaez launches his latest novel, a Young Adult Cozy Mystery: Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco.  Welcome to the latest stop on Richie Narvaez’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour! SPOTLIGHT! Rafflecopter Giveaway! Click here to enter. Visit all the stops on the blog tour by clicking the link here. Holly Hernandez and the […]

Concentration in the Time of a Covid Pandemic

Concentration, what is it good for? huh . . . absolutely nothing. Say it again . . . Many aspects of our lives are impacted by our ability to concentrate. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on us in a lot of psychological, economic, and emotional ways. All of which makes it harder to concentrate. Concentration […]

The Firefly Warriors Club by Susan Count

The Firefly Warriors Club by Susan Count Welcome to the latest stop on the Firefly Warriors Club Great Escapes Virtual Blog Tour! To visit all the stops along the way, click the link here. Review & Author Interview Click the link here to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway! Susan Count, Author of The Firefly Warriors Club […]

Little Falls: Debut Novel by Elizabeth Lewes

Little Falls, the debut novel by author Elizabeth Lewes, launched August 11 from Crooked Lane Books. Interview with Little Falls Author Elizabeth Lewes I love hosting fellow Crooked Lane authors on my blog! Check out this starred review from Publishers Weekly. Click the link below to read the full. “The tight, well-constructed plot complements the […]

Joel Shulkin Launches a Medical Thriller

Joel Shulkin launches a medical thriller, Adverse Effects, as his debut novel. Learn more about Joel and his exciting debut! Love to read and support debut authors? Click the link here to learn about this domestic suspense debut from Erin Ruddy! Joel Shulkin Joel Shulkin, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and United States Air Force […]

Writing Goals During a Time of Covid

Writing goals can feel out of reach during these strange and stressful times. As we launch into the seventh month of a worldwide pandemic, I hear a lot of my writer friends talk about how hard it is to keep writing. So many things are vying for our attention that concentrating on a manuscript is […]

Tina Kashian: Spotlight on Her Latest Cozy

Tina Kashian joins us on her Great Escapes Virtual Blog Tour for her latest Kebab Kitchen Mystery, Mistletoe, Moussaka, and Murder. Click the link here to check out all of Tina’s tour stops. To enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, click the link here. Wondering about other Great Escapes Virtual Blog Tours? Don’t miss recent posts for […]

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