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All About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Langston lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beach and the mountains. She has 2 college-age daughters, one old husband, and too many computers to count. When she's not writing software or stories, Elizabeth is watching dance reality shows on TV or dreaming of far-away places to visit. THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE (writing as Julia Day), is her first YA contemporary romance. Elizabeth also has 2 YA magical realism series out, WHISPER FALLS and I WISH (writing as Elizabeth Langston.)

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Elizabeth's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Wishes

Hometown:
Raleigh

GH Year(s)
2005 2007 2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
The Possibility of Somewhere, Whisper Falls, A Whisper in Time, Whispers from the Past, I Wish, Wishing for You, Wish You Were Here

Genre(s):
YA contemporary, YA paranormal

Started Writing:
fall 2000

Day Job:
software quality analyst

For Fun:
travel, obsess over SYTYCD

Blog Posts from Elizabeth

PSA: Just say no to wallets

I had originally planned to write this post about pet peeves in romance. But when I mentioned the problem with ‘condoms in wallets’ to my friends, they didn’t always know what I was talking about. So, I’ll talk about condoms today, and I’ll write about pet peeves another time. Here are two things I want to […]

Freelance Editor Etiquette

Yesterday’s post showcased freelance editors who are either Rubies or recommended by one of us. Today, I’ll build on that information by discussing some rules I follow in my business relationship with my freelance editor. Honestly, I cannot write a book without my freelance editor. She’s been the developmental editor (and serious brainstorming partner) for […]

Check in from RWA 2017 Orlando

Welcome from RWA Nationals Conference in hot, sunny, hot Orlando, FL.  Here are some images to enjoy from Wednesday, the “pre-conference” day.   I attended the Day of YA, hosted by YA-RWA. Our keynote speaker was Jennifer L. Armentrout, who gave a lovely, moving, personal talk on how each author should define success her own […]

When did you know you wanted to be an author?

All authors have stories about receiving The Call. For some of us, that big, memorable call might have been about the Golden Hearts or the Ritas. Others may have a call story about getting their agent or first sale. Or maybe it’s the first time they hit a best-seller list. But The Call that we’ve all experienced […]

How readers can give back to authors

Loyal readers are an author’s greatest asset–and not just because you buy our books. Any time you share your enthusiasm with someone else, you’ve given back! Here are seven suggestions for how readers can help their favorite authors–and most of these ideas are free.

I love revisions, part 2

I’ve always enjoyed editing second drafts (and third and fourth) more than I’ve liked writing the first. Once round one is behind me, I’m eager to dive into analyzing and improving the mess I made.  Two weeks ago, in the I love revisions (part 1) post, I shared 3 of my favorite revision techniques. Rediscover the heart of […]

I love revisions

I love revising a manuscript. I’d rather fix a second draft than write the first, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite revision techniques. I’ve included an exercise with each, plus examples from my YA novel I Wish. Rediscover the heart of the story We’ve had other great Ruby posts about creating taglines. To recap, […]

What exactly is women’s fiction?

Do you know what women’s fiction is? Agents and editors seem to be showing more interest in this subgenre. Does it focus on a female protagonist who is dealing with relationship stuff other than romantic? I’m curious to see if it might be a direction for me to grow as a writer, but I’d like […]

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