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If I wasn’t a writer, I’d find a way to bake for a living.

Now it’s your turn. If you had to pick another career, what would you pick?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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The Intern

the-intern1I saw THE INTERN last night. I went thinking it was going to be a cute movie about a senior citizen going back to work. I mean, cute premise, yes?

But honestly, the movie was so much more than that.

It was about acceptance.

It was about friendship.

It was about love.

And it was about what I believe is the single most beautiful gift you can give a person who matters to you—seeing them, really seeing them.


It made me cry. Robert DeNiro was fantastic in this role. And Anne Hathaway was great, too. But it was DeNiro who made me cry…even after I left the theater.

Two thumbs up!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)



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The Pen Is In Your Hand…

Question time!

Think about the last book you read. Is there anything you’d change about it? If so, what would it be and why?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Zero To Sixty

fall_clipart_01I don’t know about you (well, actually, I think Chris is in the same boat for sure), but Fall seems to be the busiest time of year. Not sure if it just seems that way because it comes on the heels of summer (and it’s more notable lazy pace) or if it’s real.

Here’s some of what I’ve got going on in the next 5 weeks:

pumpkin*DD # 1 comes home for “Fall Weekend.”

*My folks come for a visit.

*A quick trip to Nashville.

*A trip to DD # 1’s college (with DD # 2 and DS in tow…which means a trip to DS’s college, too).

*Jury duty (I know, I know, right?!?)

*A writers’ retreat. scarecrow

*And, of course, work stuff thrown in there.

Sheesh. Thankfully, candy corn and caramel play a nice part in this season, so at least I’ll have a little “help.”


How’s your Fall looking?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

P.S. Be sure to check out my “Events & More” tab above for information on the very cool Murder Mystery Train I’ll be hosting (along with three author friends) next year. Just 60 spots available and they’re going fast (we’ve already filled half in just 4 days)!!

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Joaquin Inspired Bits

In honor of Joaquin, let’s have some weather-like related bits…

1) Rain or snow?

2) What scares you more, tornadoes or hurricanes?

3) What’s the strangest thing you’ve covered your head with in rain?

4) Have you ever felt an earthquake? (yes, I know this isn’t really a weather question)

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


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Sounding Off

Question time.

Is there a plot device and/or often used subject matter in books and/or movies that drives you nuts?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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From Brain To Shelf

I remember when I first wanted to be a writer. I thought all the job entailed was, well, writing a book. And then–poof!–it would show up on a library shelf.

Looking back, I realize I got one part of it right. The writing the book part. So far this year, I’ve turned three mystery novels to my publisher–one in the end of January, one in the middle of May, and one in the beginning of August. A fourth one is due on December 1st. That’s a lot of books…

The past two weeks, I’ve been handling copy edits on two of those first three. Copy edits for the third will probably hit later in October.

Mixed in with all of that, I’ve attended a few conferences, done a decent number of signings, and just spent a few days nailing down events for the launch of my new series for 2016.

Oh, and I’m trying to write something new when moments present themselves (which isn’t often).

Busy, busy.

I bring this up, because it’s a process I really didn’t know about until I became a contracted writer. Now that I know the way it goes, I’m a little overwhelmed at times, but mostly I’m just kind of fascinated by it all. And even after 21 books in print (and 6 more contracted books still to come), I still stumble across things that are new.

Any questions I can answer about the book to shelf process?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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On My Nightstand

Two weekends ago, while traveling, I got to have lunch with my friend, Susan McBride. I’ve been a fan of her as a person and a writer for quite some time. Her latest book, SAY YES TO THE DEATH, is her latest installment in her Debutante Dropout series, and she gave me a copy as I was heading out the door. say yes

I’ve been a little swamped with work lately, but when I have a chance, I delve back into this book. It’s smart, it’s funny, and it’s a huge win-win for those Debutante Dropout fans, like myself, who have been waiting years for this book.

SAY YES TO THE DEATH officially came out today, and I highly recommend it.

What are you reading this week?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Checkin’ In

Sorry for this late entry this morning. Whirlwind weekend with that one-day mystery conference in PA, the 3 1/2 hour drive each way, and DD # 2’s birthday yesterday. As a result (or maybe because I feel like I’m fighting something right now), I slept in a wee bit and now it’s off to the dentist.

I’ll be back tomorrow.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Travelin’ Bits

carSince I’ll be doing a little traveling this weekend for a mystery conference in PA, I figured some “travel bits” were in order… :)

1) Favorite road-trip snack?

2) Audio books or music?

3) If you had to narrow your music preference to a decade, what decade would it be?

4) Last road trip you took?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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