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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

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Started Writing:
as a babe

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For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Emily Sullivan!

Today we’re welcoming the second of our fabulous Rebelle guests, 2017 Golden Heart Finalist in Historical Romance, Emily Sullivan! Emily lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her pizza man boyfriend and works as a college-level writing instructor and tutor. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is very slowly learning to play the piano. Her […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Laurel Kerr!

Today we’re continuing one of our favorite Ruby Traditions and welcoming the first of our special guests from the Golden Heart Finalist class of 2017!! Most years we have to wait a few weeks while the group struggles and frets and sometimes outright battles over finding the perfect name for themselves, but this year we […]

Writing Emotion:

This is a reprise of a post from December 2010, but hopefully it’s as relevant now as it was then: ********************* You hear it everywhere: readers want books that evoke deep emotion. It’s not surprising, given the tough times we’re in, that readers want to be swept up in strong feeling—feeling so authentic and substantial […]

Welcome 2017 Golden Heart and RITA Finalists!!!

CONGRATULATIONS, 2017 FINALISTS!!! We hope you’re still floating on Cloud 9 after yesterday! RWA judges are tough, and nobody gets where you are without having written a FABULOUS book, so enjoy those well-deserved accolades!! (See the full slate of 2017 nominees here). We have a tradition here at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of asking new […]

Closing Ceremonies for the 2017 Winter Writing Festival!

Oh, my goodness! Is it just me, or does the WWF go faster every year? Once again, we’ve reached DAY FIFTY! That means this is our final Check-In Tuesday, and time to extinguish the famous Writing Festival torch for another year.  You still have ALL DAY today to work towards your goals–nothing ends until midnight your time. […]

Share a Snippet, ROUND THREE!!!!!

It’s Day 45 of the the 2017 Winter Writing Festival, and we’re heading into the final last-push weekend!!! (Closing Ceremonies and our final Check-In happen on Tuesday!) I KNOW so many wonderful, intrepid, creative souls have been hard at work in the Chat Room Sprints and in your own personal writing caves writing amazing, moving, hilarious, […]

Share a Snippet, ROUND TWO!

Tomorrow we hit the HALFWAY POINT of the 2017 Winter Writing Festival (Day 25 out of 50!!), and once again I’m eager to see a little more of the WORDS everybody’s been writing since we started. Our first round of Sharing Snippets was really fun….so let’s all be brave again today and SHARE SHARE SHARE. In […]

Share a Snippet!

We’re 10 days into the 2017 Winter Writing Festival, and participants have spun out hundreds of thousands of new words, whether joining in the writing sprints or working in the privacy of their own writing caves.  I love hearing folks in the Chat Room come back after  20 or 30 minutes of sprinting and say, […]

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