A Little About Me

Now that my blog is starting to get a little better organized I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce myself.

*Raises hand* Hi! My name is Elissa. I am an indie author writing my first mystery/suspense novel.

I didn’t really start to write for enjoyment until high school. In 10th grade, I was assigned to write a research paper on someone famous. I chose Jack the Ripper. That should have been my first clue that I was going to be a mystery writer. A year later I started writing poetry. My first poem, Running to Extinction, was published in 1991. I am now an aspiring Christian indie author, currently writing a mystery/suspense series. I’ll be blogging quite a bit about the series.

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Getting my writing mojo back

For the past several months I just haven’t had the energy (or drive) to really do anything, let alone write. I’ve had quite a rough start to 2017, including having to put to sleep my cat of 13 years. It has been a chore to really accomplish anything lately.

After doing a ton of research over Christmas break I really haven’t touched my book at all this year.  That goes double for blogging. So, how do I get my writing mojo back?

Well, late last year I decided I was going to focus 100% of my time on my time-travel book and publish it at the end of the year. But after giving it a lot of thought I decided that it would be better for me to really make the push to get my mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, done. My time travel book spans 300+ years and really requires a lot of research. My mystery is pretty cut and dry.

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Thin Blue Line Beginner Scarf Pattern

Today begins National Police Week and is also Police Memorial Day. In honor of all of those who have served or are currently serving I whipped up a super simple thin blue line crochet scarf pattern.

In addition to writing, I also spend quite a bit of time crafting. I especially love to crochet, which I learned a little over 10 years ago. Scarves are my favorite item to crochet, basically because they don’t require much thought. I like simple stitched scarves where I can sit down and watch a TV show (or 10 if I’m binge-watching on Hulu) and not have to pay too much attention to the pattern.

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Book Review: Batgirl at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls)

61Qqe4bND3LCopyright Year: 2017
Genre(s): Children, Middle Grade
ISBN: 9781101940655
Series: DC Super Hero Girls, Book #3
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Summary via Goodreads: Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)– the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world’s most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!
Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows–but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High?

Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara’s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She’s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she’ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge!

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