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My friends call me Elldee. And breaking the half century mark has been highly motivating: happy wife, mother, writer, teacher, day dreamer.

My Published Books

All my books are available at the following eBooks sites:

Barnes & Noble
Baker & Taylor
Library Direct
Baker-Taylor Axis360
and more.

Standing Stone series

Magic is just a standing stone away.

Book 1: The Sharded Boy ~ published at Smashwords.com in a variety of e-book formats (Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Kindle) and at the sites listed above. Word count 114,060.
A young wielder struggles to recover from the Wielder Wain plague that killed nearly all the magic wielders in Chussen Faire sixteen years ago and crippled him since the day of his birth. His family’s poverty provides him with no means to purchase a standing stone and so become the Master Wielder he is certain he can be. Jahl Pratter must master more than the magic essence found in a standing stone but also the pain and limitations caused by his disfigurement. His great uncle’s room of Twai’wa Lor could hold the key to achieving his dreams and surviving a second attack by the Wielder Wain, but it will take more than reclaiming his forgotten training.

Book 2: The Shifter Shard. Coming June 1, 2017.


Students of Jump series

 (Time Travel: All you need is a backpack and one good friend. 
Note: The friend is not included, usually.)

Book 1:  In Times Passed ~ published at Smashwords.com in a variety of e-book formats (Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Kindle) and at Amazon.com. Word count: 66,000. Free.

An accidental inventor of time travel takes his desire for anonymity back 200 years, but his struggle to live as an average Joe demands he accept the expectations present at his birth and use them to recreate society and put into motion what he jumped into the past to avoid. SAMPLE via Amazon.com.

Book 2: No-Time Like the Present ~ published at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com in a variety of e-book formats (Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Kindle).  Word count: 74,400. 

The abandoned daughter of a time traveler takes her skill of testing prototypes to their breaking point and applies it to a time jumper sent to check on her. Convincing him he must take her forward in time to demand answers from her father is easier than she expected, but finding herself instrumental in revealing what could bring her father peace and forgiveness will test her determination to refuse him a place in her life. SAMPLE via Amazon.com.

 Book 3:  Next Time We Meet ~ Published at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com. Word count: 73,400.

Recently trained to travel in time and set to take a honeymoon in the past, an anachronistic building contractor and his quick-witted wife find the leisure life lacks challenge, so they take on locating a missing and notably annoying physitech, placing them in the cross hairs of the kidnapping entity as they jump through time chasing clues both reliable and false. SAMPLE via Amazon.com.

Students of Jump box set, Books 1-3: A Jump in Time Makes Three. Available at Smashwords, Amazon and Kobo, Barnes & Nobel and Apple. 
Word count:  212,000. SAMPLE via Amazon.com.
A great buy at $4.99.

More Students of Jump
Book 4: That's the Trouble with Time ~ Available at Smashwords, Amazon Kobo, Barnes & Nobel and Apple. 
Word count: 110,500.

When a student of jump taking his first solo time traveling assignment meets up with a determined renegade fighting the world government for freedom from oppression, he finds losing his jump unit is just one problem he has to fix, quickly followed by how he can protect his heart from being the next thing he loses, especially when she keeps throwing it back at him. SAMPLE via Amazon.com.

Book 5: Drafting as you read these words! If you enjoyed Puff in Book 4, you're going to love Liz in Book 5. This novel, just as with That's the Trouble with Time, is in the world of Students of Jump.


The Little Handbook of Narrative Frameworks: for Novels & Short Stories ~ published at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com in a variety of e-book formats (Apple, Kobo, Sony, and Kindle).
I see this handbook as useful for teachers of creative writing like myself as well as for writers of fiction or even analyzers of literature, though I don't envision this handbook as up to the level of an academician's resource.  This is definitely just meant to provide an option for writers who don't want the whole run of the thing, but a loose set of bones they can build upon.  A Little Handbook of Narrative Frameworks is what I intended it to be: inspiration and framing for writing popular fiction based on proven plots and devices that create steps that are not just well formed but easily altered with new twists and turns. SAMPLE via Amazon.com

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