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Elisa's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Hometown:
Bay Area, CA

Age:
old enough

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
1

Genre(s):
everything

Started Writing:
as a babe

Day Job:
teacher

For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

It’s Our 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest Entry Day!!

Welcome to the EIGHTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. We all know how important a strong opening is in grabbing the attention of Golden Heart judges, and this contest is a great chance to […]

Happy Eighth Birthday to the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Blog!!!

Happy birthday to us!! It’s hard to believe, but the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blog is EIGHT YEARS OLD today!! We’re proud to have created this blog as a supportive online community for Romance writers and readers, reaching out with inspiration, advice, and Sisterhood for all!! Over those eight years, we’ve offered up regular blog posts […]

Announcing the 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our EIGHTH blog birthday this Thursday, with our usual celebratory fun and fabulous prize packages!! The following Monday, September 25, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 8th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance […]

The September Hour a Day Challenge Starts TODAY!!!

I need this challenge so badly!!!!! As always, the start of the school year already has me buried me under a mountain of grading, bureaucratic paperwork, and class prep work. On top of that, my little guy came down with a nasty flu this week (in AUGUST!!! seriously!!!) that’s kept me up half the night […]

The Hour a Day Challenge Starts Friday!

This is your final reminder that the September Hour a Day Challenge begins this Friday, September 1. You can find all the details in my post from last week, right here. The basic idea is that you join a nice, friendly, low-key Facebook Group for the month, and, along with the other members, pledge to […]

Who Wants to Join the September “Hour a Day” Challenge?

And….once again, the long lazy days of summer are behind us, school is back in session, and autumn is on its way. For many writers (especially those with kids at home), autumn means a return to order, the end of summer chaos and distraction, and a big relief. But I’m a teacher, and that means […]

Eyes on the Skies!!

I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve had today marked on my calendar for well over a year now! More than 30 years ago, I read Annie Dillard’s fabulously beautiful essay Total Eclipse (which The Atlantic has made available online until tomorrow…seriously, check it out!!!). Dillard’s description of the otherwordly, mindblowing experience of […]

Which Potion Would You Choose?

Several versions of this question were making the social media rounds in the last few weeks. This is the one I saw on a friend’s Facebook feed: I saw a few others versions of the question as well, with slightly different options (a popular version made the Red potion “1 billion dollars in cash” and […]

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