Sunday is the ever so weekly reminder that the work week has returned and I'm being drawn away from what I most want to be doing. It's Sunday night again. If you were here, our lazy day of rest would turn into a relaxed evening as we cook together. We would turn on the music … Continue reading Sunday Nights if You Were Here
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
Where are you, Baby? Still somewhere choosing your words carefully, I presume? There's a hole here in this big house. It feels even bigger than normal. There are things I'd like to do with you. I'd like to cook an extravagant dinner with you, music playing, and candles burning. I'd like to argue debate pointless & … Continue reading Things I Would Like To Do . . .
Brushing a girl's hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those therapists and drugs. - Atticus I'm writing a love story. I thought I was stuck. Last weekend, I thought I'd never get past this mess of my own heart. The pieces still broken - fearing hope. But the … Continue reading A Love Story in Progress
My novel, Chasing Hope, is on sale! The Kindle version is 80% off and the paperback version is 50% off! The sale is for a limited time only. Find the book, here. You can read what some of my readers have said here, here, or here. To read excerpts, go here, here & here. … Continue reading Huge Sale!
Dear Future Husband, I have this weird tendency to spill water or coffee down the front of me when I'm drinking. It's usually at the worst possible time - like when I'm in a meeting, a formal event, or when I'm trying to appear cool. My Grandpa would have said I had a hole in … Continue reading Dear Future Husband
It has been a month of Sundays since I've done a #SampleSunday post. Here's an excerpt from my novel, Chasing Hope. You can read what some of my readers had to say about Chasing Hope, here. You can read other excerpts, here, & here.
Starting July 23rd, you can enter for a giveaway for 1 of 10 copies of my book! Goodreads Book Giveaway Chasing Hope by Elaina Avalos Giveaway ends August 23, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway
I used to think, when I was a little girl, that some Prince Charming type (he, of course, loved football, Jesus, and politics) would stride into my life, sweep me off my feet, and then? We would live happy-ish forever, with our house full of kids, somewhere near Washington, D.C. (my dreams are very specific). … Continue reading Prince Charming and Happy-ish Ever After