Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Wishes

As the holidays are upon us, I want to wish all my readers and followers and their families a wonderfully blessed holiday. 

I know I haven't posted much this year but it's been a whirlwind year as I have gotten back into doing events and writing books.  In case you missed it, The Ties of Time, the second in the Kelly Watson YA Paranormal mystery series, finally published in print.  I'm awaiting my small order that I placed last week.  No fretting though the books will get here when they get here.  If you are still in need of a gift, remember books do make great gifts.  No guarantees as to when they will ship but ebooks are always available and if you purchase The Ties of Time ebook and send me a copy of your receipt, you will receive a free ebook of Finally Home

I've also been busy crocheting and creating items for all the events I've been doing including my market bags or library book tote bags or whatever you decide to use them for and have added several new colors to the bookworm colors for a total of 24 colors available now.  I found an angel ornament pattern I like and have been busy with the angels until recently. 

I have started Dark Truths, the third in the Kelly Watson YA paranormal mystery series, but haven't worked on it much of late but that will be one of my first projects in the new year to get that series completed.  I will also be working on Imogene:  Innocence Lost in the upcoming year.  Those are my two goals for next year, writing wise that is.  I'm also making a resolution to post more on my blog and I'm starting a mailchimp campaign so that my followers will get updates as I post them.  A few changes, hopefully in the right direction. 

I've also become a member of the YA Author Rendezvous group and have started following several of those folks (more to come, I'm sure) and have found that the group is such a wonderful supportive group with loads of information available.  There will be more from this group too as I'll share postings and other information as available.  If you haven't read Kimberly Readnour's series, I recommend it even though as of now I've only read the first one - Visions.  There are almost 80 authors in this group and we are all about promoting YA authors.  If you get a chance to check out the website, I highly recommend that you just pop over for a browse.  You never know what new author you will discover. 

My biggest announcement is that I'm going to be a first-time grandmother next year.  My youngest son and his fiancĂ©e are expecting in May and they are planning on tying the knot in February.  So I'm gaining a daughter and new grandbaby within the first part of the year. 

Below are the covers and other items I've been working on. 

Notice I've added the series to the cover of Finally Home

The cover is so fitting for this story.
When I saw this cover, I knew this was the third story as Anita Fricks and I had already brainstormed a bit on where the story is going. 

This cover also spoke to me, portraying exactly what I want it to.

Since taking this picture of the bookworms, I have added several colors and sold out of a couple with one or two being replaced.  I will have to do an updated picture of all the colors on my board (after I do a new display board for my samples to showcase all my new colors).

This is one of the market bags - all are 100% cotton and machine washable - all measure about the same size as a plastic grocery bag.  They are very sturdy and several have sold.  If interested in purchasing these bags, please inquire as to other colors or check out my facebook page, photos, albums to see what is available.

These were my latest addition to my crochet collection.  Again, this is only one color of about 15, so if interested in these, please inquire or check out my facebook page for all colors available.
Again, I wish you all a happy holiday season and a blessed new year.  See you all in the postings - Mrs. E :)

Monday, December 07, 2015

Special Deal Through the End of December

For my readers, I am offering a free copy of Finally Home ebook with the purchase of The Ties of Time - the second in the Kelly Watson series.

The Ties of Time has been out for 4 weeks now and I have only had one sale across the board.  If you haven't read Finally Home yet, now is your chance to get it for free.  Purchase a copy of The Ties of Time (available on all ereaders), send me an email (eeldering@gmail.com) of the proof of purchase, put - Redeem Coupon - in the subject line and I'll send you a copy of Finally Home for free.  Both are stand alone stories in the series - different mysteries being solved but are tied together by recurring characters, Kelly and Emma. 

I'm awaiting finalization on the full cover to send to createspace for review so I can order my proof copy and hope to have The Ties of Time in print within the next week or so.  Orders are being taken - $14.50 (includes shipping cost); if wanting a print copy, just email me with Ties of Time order in the subject line and include your mailing address and to whom I should make the book out to and I'll send out as soon as I have copies on hand. 

Here is the almost final full cover for Ties of Time -

I think Chasity_Nicole on www.fiverr.com has done a great job - working with a premade front cover (purchased a while back from one site) in order to come up with a full cover.   She will be designing some covers for me (for only $5 for ebook covers and $10 for full covers - you can't beat that price) in the near future. 

See you all in the postings - E :)

Monday, November 09, 2015

The Ties of Time published

I've uploaded The Ties of Time to kindle and Draft2Digital so it should be available for purchase within 24 hours (at least on kindle).  It's been a long time coming and hope all my readers will enjoy it.  I hope to have it in print within the next few weeks (that's another thing I have to work on is formatting my own books and it may take a little longer for me to do so).  Happy reading - see you all in the postings - Mrs. E :)

Friday, October 02, 2015


Now is the time to start your holiday shopping.  How about a nice warm afghan on those cold nights?  Check out my "Curl Up With A Good Book" afghans in my Square store.  Perhaps you need a scarf to go out for the evening, check out the "out on the town" scarves in my store.

If you are wanting a new book to read, pick up your copy of Finally Home, the first in the Kelly Watson, YA paranormal mystery series.  And while there, select the perfect little bookworm bookmark to keep track of your place. 

Don't forget the tote bags to carry your books or groceries.  Seven colors available.  All market bags are 100% cotton and are machine washable. 

When purchasing books, please indicate to whom to sign it to.  Also, there is a free bookworm for each book purchase.  Use the promo code FREEBOOKWORM on checkout.  From October 11 through October 31, I will have a 10% discount promotion going on (use promo code TENPERCENT).  Supplies are limited, so place your order soon. 

To check out all the items available, click Order Online and peruse my Square store. 

See you all in the postings.   Mrs. E :)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ten Percent Sale

This weekend, once again, I'm running a 10% sale on all items in my inventory (crochet book tote bags or market bags, crochet angel ornaments, bookworm bookmarks, books, curl up with a good book afghans, and crocheted scarves).  I've just opened my Square online market. 

Check it out and feel free to place an order.  Need to sell quite a bit as the event I was expecting to do this weekend got cancelled and there are bills to be paid and groceries needed.  :)

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Special September Sale -

I've been working on getting The Ties of Time revised and hope to have it ready by the end of this month and be able to publish it by the middle of October at least as an ebook.  I've also been busy making market bags/book tote bags/beach bags or whatever you desire to carry in them to have enough inventory for my upcoming events - the Due West Fall Festival (September 26 from 8 to 1) and the Pendleton Fall Festival (October 24 from 10 to 4).

If anyone would like to order a signed copy of Finally Home, the first in the Kelly Watson YA paranormal mystery series, and/or bags and/or bookworms, I'm running a 10% off entire order for one week only.  This special will run from Tuesday, September 1, 2015, through midnight Monday, September 7, 2015.  

Large bags are $20 each; small bags are $12 each; books are $10; bookworms are $2 each.  There are 21 colors available of bookworms with a good number of each available so please inquire about colors.  I also offer bookworms at $1.50 for orders of 25 or more and will still offer the 10% off total this week only.  

For colors of bookworms and market bags, please visit my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/elysabeth.eldering and check out my albums.  Below are two samples of the market bags - the large sized and the small sized. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fundraiser to keep from getting evicted - Update

I messed up but am trying to get back on track.  I need to raise $600 by Monday morning in order to not be evicted.  My friend from Journey Road Arts started a "$5 campaign" fund to my paypal (eeldering@gmail.com).  If anyone would like to help the cause, please contribute $5 and let's see how much this can grow.  Here is my current progress:   fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams
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If anyone would like to receive something in return for their contribution, please put the word "bookworms" in the body of the paypal and I will send you 3 randomly chosen bookworms.  Again, thank you all for your contribution and help with this.  :)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Writers On The Move: Unravel the Mystery of Suspense, Part 1

Drop by and see how Linda Wilson breaks down the various mystery categories.  Mrs. E :)

Writers On The Move: Unravel the Mystery of Suspense, Part 1: "We all enjoy, shall we say, putting our toe in cold water." Alfred Hitchcock The genre, Suspense , as popular as it is and ...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Writers On The Move: Revision, Part 2: Editing Fiction after a Long Bre...

For those who need a little different approach to editing/revising a project, check out Linda's method and see if it might work for you. 

Writers On The Move: Revision, Part 2: Editing Fiction after a Long Bre...: Needlepoint art made for me by a friend that faces my computer. It reminds me  every day to keep on trying, Photo by Linda Wilson Wha...

Friday, January 02, 2015

Writers On The Move: A New Year Gift

A new year's gift for all writers - content writing for the upcoming year.  Thank you all for being part of the Writers On The Move experience with us.  Mrs. E :)

Writers On The Move: A New Year Gift: Today is the first day of the rest of your life and the beginning of a new year - make it all it can be! HAVE A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND ...