Here’s another excerpt of my novel about Lacey Mays. You can find the first excerpt, here. You can find my other fiction, here. 2015 Whoever said you can’t go home again, forgot to pass that message on to Declan Jones. He called Lacey Mays three days ago. Scarlett Montgomery James, her grandmother, had passed away … Continue reading Fiction Series ~ Lacey #2
It is summer. Eastern Carolina is a sight to behold in the summer, even more so on the coast where the air is like a sultry, sexy Flamenco. It just seeps way down deep into your bones. The light in the early evening is like this living thing. It almost breathes. Deep. It wraps me … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Hard Way
On Facebook, I’ve shared some quick, “new” fiction. One, flash fiction of sorts, can be found HERE. It’s a love story in less than 500 words. It sounds like something from my Macon & Ava’s story. Maybe it will go in the sequel? “He, the beautiful man of the hard way, is a challenge I … Continue reading New Fiction to Share
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
Reading has always been a favorite escape. I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I read early. I read a lot. And then somewhere in there, life got busy. I read less. I was online more (I say as I type out a blog post on my laptop). This year, I’m … Continue reading What Are You Reading in 2020?
I haven’t been writing. Not even a little bit. I did here or there once I became a foster mom. But honestly, it just wasn’t happening. The fiction has gathered dust. I’m working on changing that. I have a non-fiction book forming in my mind, but I have several novels in progress that need to … Continue reading A Writer Who Doesn’t Write
I’ll be sharing some flash fiction & short stories, here! Soon. Stay tuned. I hope you’ll join me by subscribing & commenting.
I am made of salt and sand and the deep jade green of the Atlantic. The salt air courses through my veins. This place, these waves, the sea glass and shells with rounded edges, beaten constantly in the surf, are the pieces and places of my very soul. The heady scent of the ocean air … Continue reading Sea Glass Hearts
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
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