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Long Weekend

waving-flagIn recognition of the upcoming July 4th holiday, I’m taking a few days off to write, work on photo albums, visit with a loved one, and spend time with my family.

Enjoy your long holiday weekend and be safe!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

P.S. If you’re looking for a little summer fun, be sure to check out whodunitauthors.com tomorrow. We’re having a virtual beach party!

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A Few New Things

A few things to report this morning.

1) Both my Laura Bradford website and my Elizabeth Lynn Casey website are now responsive sites. So if you want to access either from your phone or a tablet, you’re good to go.  And, of course, they both look the same as you remember if you’re on your computer.

2) I have been given the go-ahead to unveil the cover for the next book (# 5) in my Amish Mysteries–A CHURN FOR THE WORSE.  The book will release on March 1st and it can now be pre-ordered. In the meantime, check out the cover on my Laura Bradford website. You can find it on my “News & Events” page.

3) I’m working on a bit of a surprise for my E-readers out there. So stay tuned for an announcement on that in mid-August.

That’s it for now.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


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Before I Read…

Summer and December are the two worst times for trying to write a book.


December, of course, is busy with holiday stuff–shopping, decorating, baking, and company.

Summer is busy with everything else. So, today I actually got out of bed when my alarm went off at 6:15 (rather than shutting it off and sleeping until 7:00). I’m going to write straight up until I go for my workout at around 9 ish.  Then it’s back home to write some more before I take DD # 2 to take her driving test (cross your fingers, okay?).

If I’m really good and get 8-10 pages written, I’ll reward myself with some reading or photo album time tonight.

So what are you reading right now?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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What’s Your Thing?

It was a fun/busy weekend of watching people “do their thing.”

For my oldest daughter, that was performing in her first NYC play.

For my cousin’s husband, that was playing music (self-taught and oh so good) in his music room.

Both were doing what they love…and both couldn’t have looked happier the entire time they were doing it.

Having “your thing” is important in life–it picks you up when you’re low, motivates you when you need a kick, and helps you work through stress.

So what is your thing?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Freeze Frame Bits

After spending so much time looking at pictures lately, today’s bits have takencameraclipart on that theme…

1) Describe your favorite picture of little-you.

2) What’s your all-time favorite family photo?

3) Staged or natural?

4) Something you wish you got pictures of but didn’t?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Look, a Squirrel!

I’m supposed to be writing.

So, you think I’d be writing, wouldn’t you?

Nope. I’m working on a photo album.

Yup, procrastination at its finest.

When you’re looking to procrastinate, what do you do?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Catchin’ Up

How about a what’s up, update?

What I’m reading at the moment:  Nothing. Though I’m eagerly awaiting the release of Linda Castillo’s latest book in about a week… :)

What I’m working on at the moment: NEEDLE AND DREAD.

My latest thing: I’m working out at a wellness center 5 times a week (waiting for it to give me an energy boost).

What I’m looking forward to on the immediate horizon:  DD # 1 will play Cinderella in the Big Apple this weekend. Can’t wait to see her to her thing!

What I’m looking forward to beyond that:  Finishing (and turning in) my latest book, a few book events I have coming up, spending a few days with my buddy next month, and family vacation.

My guilty pleasure this week:  I found a bag of caramels in the baking cabinet and, yeah… :)

Your turn.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


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In the Middle of the Action

Tell me a book (or series) you’ve read where you truly felt as if you were there.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Perfect Time

One of my favorite parts of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as a parent is just having that time with the kids.

For Mother’s Day this year, we took a day trip to the beach. The drive there/back, as well as the time at the beach was time to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

For Father’s Day this year, we had a game day. This had everyone in one spot at the same time…talking and laughing.

We played Settlers of Catan (if you’ve not played this, you should). DH won. fathersdaygame5b

We played Spot-It (if you’ve not played this, you should–but boy does it prove how much slower my brain works now than it once did).  DD #2 is disgustingly good at this one and, as a result, won–time and time again.

fathersdaygame2And we played Sorry–the Disney Edition (a lot of laughs with this one). I actually pulled out the win in this one–although Snow White got bumped back to start more times than I care to admit. 😉

Add in a nice dinner and a yummy dessert and, well, I think DH had a nice day (and the rest of us did, too).

How was Father’s Day in your house?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)




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Good Bits

It took a little brain foraging, but I came up with some interesting bits for all of you…

1) What motivates you to work hard?

2) What’s your biggest complaint about your job?

3) What is your proudest accomplishment?

4) What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

5) What is your favorite sport to watch? To play?

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone! And Chris…if you’re reading this today: Happy Father’s Day!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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