I recently started a series about Beaufort, NC. You can catch up on the first couple of posts here & here. I haven’t written in a couple of weeks because I have quite literally spent nearly all of my free time working on an update to my book, Chasing Hope. I switched the way my book will … Continue reading More from Beaufort North Carolina!
In my last post, I mentioned that I’d share more Beaufort, NC inspiration. I’m back today to share a handful of homes from Front Street. Beaufort’s beautiful homes can be found throughout the old town area. But I do have to admit that I’m partial to the homes that face Taylor’s Creek and Carrot Island. … Continue reading Beaufort’s Beautiful Homes
In June, I released my first novel, Chasing Hope. You can enter to win a copy of the book, here. My favorite novels draw you into the setting – not just the story itself. Southern Writers do this better than anyone. While I am not sure I’m up to par with some of my favorite writers, I … Continue reading Beaufort-by-the-Sea
Today I went to the first of a few events I’ll be attending as part of the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend. As an awesome 40th birthday present, my friend Jackie bought me tickets to the Wine, Bread & Cheese Seminar as well as Saturday’s Vin de Mer Epicurean Village. I bought myself a ticket … Continue reading Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend – Wine, Bread, and Cheese Seminar
I admit it. I started Slightly South of Simple before starting a Reading Challenge in January. The theme for January was a book related to your New Years resolution. Since I don’t do resolutions, I decided finishing a book that was in my Kindle queue or on my bedside table, was close enough to a … Continue reading Slightly South of Simple – 2020 Reading Challenge
My novel, Chasing Hope, is about . . . hope, light, and healing after fighting your way through grief. It’s about loss and renewal. It’s about finding a family where and when you least expect it. I’m hoping to return back to my Sample Sunday tradition to end 2018 & head into a new & … Continue reading Hope When We Least Expect It
Dr. Ava Cooper has it all. Scratch that – she had it all. The day she buried her daughter was the beginning of the end. With one fell swoop her ex-husband took what was left of the life they created together. All that is left is a demanding boxer, her worldly possessions, and the SUV … Continue reading Download the First Chapter!
Chasing Hope – a debut novel by Elaina M. Avalos “I absolutely loved this book, so sorry to end it. Written so beautifully and the story is so engaging.” “I laughed and I cried tears both of joy and sadness reading this book. I haven’t experienced this many emotions with any other book. This book now … Continue reading Chasing Hope