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Monthly archives for January, 2010

Pretty Snow

Pretty Snow

Oklahoma got SNOWED. Here are a couple of pics from yesterday. It was still snowing hard when I took them, so they look dark, but pretty, eh?  I love this tree and it drives the hubs nuts.  But in the fall, red berries sprout all over it and looks so nice through the kitchen window.  But […]

My Big Anniversary Post Is UP!!!

My Big Anniversary Post Is UP!!!

I’m sharing an exclusive glimpse into the new dystopian series I’ll be working on next along with my visual and musical inspiration for the books.  I’m also giving away a gorgeous lithograph from local artist, Nene Thomas. (And a signed copy of the magazine, Surreal, which has my story, Descent.)  Come show me some love and get […]

New Ideas and Mixing Myth W/Modern

New Ideas and Mixing Myth W/Modern

I’ve already started sketching plans for the series I plan to write after this one. It’s a dark, dystopian setting with some kick-ass teens. As always, the characters come to me (from where I don’t know-but it’s cool) and I grow so intrigued, I want to learn their story as soon as possible. The idea […]

Tense? Me?

Tense? Me?

The party at the Deadline Dames is such a blast!  Our comment boxes are overflowing with excitement. It’s catching!  I haven’t decided what my exclusive post will hold yet.  But I will say, my prizes are cool.  I wish, wish, wish I had books to give out, but that is something the universe is still […]

Come Celebrate!

Come Celebrate!

The Deadline Dames actually got together in the summer of 2008.  The nine of us started an email loop and began chatting to get to know each other and to figure out what we wanted to do with our website.  We wanted a place for readers and writers to hang out, wanted to help each […]

At The Dames Today

At The Dames Today

I blogged about my crazy beginning process to a new book over at the Deadline Dames today.  You can also listen to the theme song to my WIP–the young adult book 2 in the trilogy. See you there!

Character Images

Character Images

A few weeks ago, I posted pics of my characters in my young adult trilogy and I really posted the wrong pic of my heroine, Raven.  Truth is, I never could find an image that quite fit the one I had of her in my mind and the one I posted never really worked for […]

Diving In

Diving In

First up, lots going on here at Casa Elliott.  I will be posting at the Deadline Dames this Wednesday.  The rest of the week, I’ll be slamming through my manuscript.  I’ve been working to get a full outline together but the story feels like it’s going to ‘splode through my head if I don’t get […]

YA Rebels-Introducing Jen Hayley

YA Rebels-Introducing Jen Hayley

The YA Rebels Youtube  site launched this week and my friend, Jen Hayley, is posting today.  Can you spot a book from another friend of mine in her video?  Btw, you can register with Youtube and subscribe to this Vlog. so you’ll get an email every time there’s a new video. 🙂 Or you can […]

My 1st Teen Reader

My 1st Teen Reader

So, I have these friends with a fifteen year-old daughter. I’ve known this girl since she first showed up looking for her older sister at my front door twelve years ago.  She was this adorable smiling, little thing with big, blonde curls.  When I decided to try my hand at writing young adult, I had […]

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