The Moment: Launching FORECAST

The candles glowed on the tables, the voices of the guests rose and fell in excited conversation and laughter, and I sat a few feet away, gripping a glass of cold root beer for strength to face what I had worked so long to achieve. It's happened. I've officially finished my second novel. The wax seal has been formed by this crowd of people coming together…

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FORECAST is here!

My friends, The long-anticipated moment is here! Forecast is now available to order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both print and ebook format! I will be shouting this exciting news from the rooftops, and if you want to help me shout it, too I don't mind! Feel free to tell your friends, post the news on Facebook or Twitter or wherever you already are…

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Forecast Video Excerpt

For those of you who enjoy hearing stories read out loud, I've video-recorded myself reading an excerpt from Forecast. This was fun. I very well might do more of these. (Video length is five minutes.)  

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FORECAST Excerpt and Cover Reveal

My second novel is on its way to seeing print! Today I'm sharing an excerpt from the novel. It introduces Calvin and Cleo Forsyth, my main characters who are twins. I'm also unveiling Forecast's beautiful front cover to you, my blog readers, before the greater world-at-large gets to see it. Enjoy! -Elise Forecast Cover:   EXCERPT: “The drawer needed breaking,” Calvin assured Cleo as he spread…

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TIGHTROPE – A new short story

I've always loved circuses. There's a sense of magic and darkness always present. Today I'd proud to present my newest release -- a short story eBook -- for your reading pleasure. You saw me unveil this cover for this a few days ago. Now the real thing is here! You can download it to your e-reader from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. And you know what…

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Be Part of my Newest Novel’s Release!

As many of you already know, I’m giddy to announce that my novel–a young adult fantasy titled FORECAST– will be released on July 17, 2013. I am looking for readers, friends, and fans who are interested in joining an exclusive social marketing team dedicated to providing feedback and helping spread the word about FORECAST. This won’t be complicated—it’ll be fun! In other words, I’m building a…

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Cover Reveal – TIGHTROPE

I am thrilled to announce that my short story, TIGHTROPE is almost ready to show the world! Take a look at this gorgeous cover, designed by the talented Daniel Ramer. We used live models, which made the process feel oh-so-Hollywood since I got to be there for a good chunk of the shoots. I love the final product! To whet your appetite, here's a glimpse of…

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So Much Happening!

As most of you know, my pregnancy has been knocking the wind out of me—more literally, I’ve been an exhausted clump of hormones for the last few weeks and it hasn’t been pretty. However, I take this giant energy-drain to mean that the Child Within will be an awesome force to be reckoned with…and that still makes me smile. My firstborn isn’t the only thing consuming…

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What Is It about the Future?

As bad for me as it may be, I constantly want to know my future. It’s probably got something to do with my over-active planner gene that came into full expression sometime during college. I understand the fear of the unknown, the anxiety that just wants to get to the “other side” so I know what I’m up against. I find it impossible to not be…

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Worth

“For gosh sakes, treat them better than they deserve! Who would ever escape misery, otherwise?” -Hamlet (liberally paraphrased by Elise Stephens)   I have begun the most demanding creative project of my life. Growing a little human being inside of me is a harrowing, mystical, and unparalleled experience. I am a mother. I will raise another life to the light. I am flat on my back,…

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