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Books, Beaches and Brine – Literary Guest Elizabeth John – 8/20/20
August 21, 2020
The summer is coming to an end and what a year it’s been! I hope you’ve been able to enjoy some outdoor weather while you are social distancing. If you’ve not been able to escape, I hope you’ve been reading! Otherwise, we are all in a bit of limbo right now. A lot of indecision regarding school, work and direction in general. I’ve been writing and Misty Revenge is closer to being published. It’s very exciting and I can’t wait! In the meantime, we need to move forward and continue to work toward our goals in a safe way!! Positive Intention!!
Writer’s Room #4 – How do you choose your characters? How do you choose their names? There are many name generator’s or you can use an old fashioned phone book and look up names. You want your character’s name to truly represent your character’s personality. Also, you need to make sure the name is correct for the time period you are writing in. Names that were popular in 1910 are not necessarily popular today. You can search for the most popular name in a specific year as well. Try not to choose names that are similar so you don’t confuse your reader.
READER’S CORNER – This week I’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth John.
Forever Keep Your Secret/Elizabeth John
A fatal car accident threatens to expose Rose Becker’ssecret. Four years earlier, she promised her dying mother that she would keep her unplanned pregnancy and her son’s adoption a secret, even from her sisters. When her son’s adoptive parents perish in the car crash, Rose agonizes over her child’s futureand yearns to get involved in his life. Fear consumes her when she learns he might be in danger.
Mark Winters believes the hit and run collision that caused the deaths of his brother and sister-in-law was no mistake. The police investigation turns up no witnesses and no suspects. When his nephew’s biological mother shows up demanding answers, he isconfused about her motives. Does she really want what’s best for the child she gave up?
As they spend time together, searching for the truth about the accident, Rose develops feelings for him, and Mark findshimself falling in love with the beautiful bridal shop owner. But someone wants them to stop asking questions and attempts to kill them. When they become targets, they must not only protect Rose’s son, but each other.
Elizabeth John creates tender romances with a touch of intrigue. She writes at sunrise before her busy day as an elementary school teacher. Admittedly, she’s a TV and movie junkie and has noble intentions to practice yoga daily. In her spare time, she can be found walking her two rescue dogs, researching her family’s ancestry, gardening, or relaxing at the beach with her nose in a good book. She is a member of New Jersey Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, Liberty States FictionWriters, and Sisters in Crime.
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