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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:

Apple iBooks
Baker & Taylor
Library Direct
Baker-Taylor Axis360
and more.

Standing Stone series
Magic is just a standing stone away. 

Book 1: The Sharded Boy 

A young wielder struggles to recover from the Wielder Wain plague that killed nearly all the magic wielders in Chussan 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

Young wielder Pratter agrees to travel to Carolan Faire to pick up an apprentice whose master died unexpectedly and bring him to the Chussan wielder school. It seemed simple enough until he learned that wielders are being attacked, their powers of wielding the magic essence stolen from them. Before he can even get this first night's sleep in the dead master's house, someone enters through locked doors and attacks Jahl's friend Rouen. By noon, no one is safe and anyone could be the assailant.

Book 3: The Heart of Lal

Wielder school’s out for the summer, but Jahl, Donya and Rouen can’t seem to get a quiet moment anywhere. Jahl’s certain Donya is up to some sort of mischief, and Rouen has received a mysterious package from the young twai wielder they met in Carolan Faire last year. Soon the three friends are racing along the Naigan River and from there its one mad dash after another.

Students of Jump series

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

 Book 1In Times Passed  

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 

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 3Next Time We Meet

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
Word count:  212,000. SAMPLE via Amazon.com.
A great buy at $5.99.

More Students of Jump
Book 4: That's the Trouble with Time

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

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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