Elena Taylor


Book Tour!

Visit all the stops on the virtual book tour.


08/01 Showcase @ The Reading Frenzy

08/02 Showcase @ BOOK REVIEWS by LINDA MOORE

08/08 Review @ I Read What You Write

08/09 Review @ The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife

08/16 Review @ Nesies Place

08/17 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews

08/18 Review @ Novels Alive

08/18 Showcase @ The Bookwyrm

08/21 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader

08/25 Review @ The Book Connection

Recorded Events


Author Chat: Interviewed by Andrea Karin Nelson

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Fast, Fun Fifteen-Minute Interview



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Four Authors’ Journeys

Join me, S.A. Cosby, Jean Kwok, Hank Phillippi Ryan and David Heska Wandbli Weiden

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Police Procedurals, Cozies, and Historicals, Researching and Writing Crime Fiction

Nancy Bilyeau, Tracee de Hahn, Emilya Naymark, and Elena Taylor

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Author Chats with Allegory Editing

Elena Taylor interviews Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry

Co-authors of The Family Tree

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“This thriller keeps the shocks coming right up to the climatic end.” Lisa Gardner, author of Before She Disappeared

Elena Taylor interviews Peter Clines

Peter Clines is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels including: Terminus, Paradox Bound, 14, The Fold, and his highly acclaimed Ex-Heroes series. His work combines sci-fi, suspense, horror, and superheroes. He has published numerous short stories and articles on the television and film industry.

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Click the link here to watch my full interview with Alexia Gordon, Adam Hamdy, Lisa Gardner, and Tessa Wegert

Workshop Recordings: Available to Watch Anytime.

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Balance Your Writing Life: Stress Your Characters

Suffering for your writing is neither necessary nor healthy. But staying motivated can be hard—especially during the challenges of the last two years. Simultaneously, we want our characters to overcome big challenges and face hardships, even when we want our own lives to be smooth sailing.

Join Allegory Senior Editor Elena Hartwell Taylor as she discusses ways to stay motivated, balance writing, work, and life, and create reasonable goals, along with applying those same concepts to your characters, in reverse, writing them out of balance, with big obstacles to overcome.

Show (Don’t Tell) Me You Love Me

“Show don’t tell” is a common phrase bandied about at writers conferences, but what does it really mean? What’s the difference between writing for a reader and at a reader? How can a writer keep prose, description, and dialogue strong? And, when is tell not only appropriate, but the best option?

Join Senior Developmental Editor Elena Hartwell Taylor as she analyzes the differences between show and tell and why it makes writing more active and engaging.

The Skeleton of a Good Story

Just as a skeleton holds a body’s shape, a story also needs an underlying structure. While story structure can take numerous forms, there are universal concepts which make up the framework for novels, memoirs, and narrative nonfiction. Understanding and applying these concepts is vital to creating a strong manuscript.

Join senior editor Elena Hartwell Taylor as she explores why even talented writers can fail without a solid underlying structure to their projects. Participants will learn to dissect their own works-in-progress and unearth the full potential of their material. Learn to strengthen everything from first drafts to polished manuscripts. Create dynamic beginnings, bolster sagging middles, and discover what makes a satisfying end.

I Wrote a Book, Now What?

Join Elena Taylor as she discusses next steps for writers after typing in THE END.


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