New Year, New Traditions By Elaine Calloway

Elaine Calloway is visiting today with her Southern Ghosts Series book one No Grits No Glory!

I have to tell you guys I have just finished this book this week. I read it in one day. I literally could not put the book down, my phone died twice in the process (I read books on my phone). I loved the characters, they had me rooting for the good guys to win and wanting to punch the bad guys in the face. At first I hated Mrs Virginia Grayson thinking she was a stuck up woman but as the story progressed who really wouldn’t love a ghost that starts to clean your house 🙂 Even though this story was a bit suspenseful and serious, it had me laughing out loud at points … especially Mrs. Grayson and her “Yankee Woman” comments. I highly recommend this book but with one warning — make sure you have lots of time when you start reading, you will not be able to put it down. I’m off to read book two in the series 🙂

Take it away, Elaine.

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Ah, yes. It’s that time again. Resolutions. Goals. Dreams. The beginning of something new. What’s in store for us? Do you want to read a certain number of books in 2017? Finish that novel that’s been gathering dust? Get in shape or quit smoking? Travel more?

Before overwhelm starts to set in, remember that a new year is a great new beginning. A chance to gain a fresh perspective. This year, whether you’re an avid reader or a writer, do something today to stretch your mind. Take a different route to the store. Look closely at a photograph; notice the texture and colors. Even something simple like a tree in winter can have its own kind of beauty if we take the time to look.

 

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Creativity loves variety. New ways of doing things sharpen the mind and keep our brains alert so we can read 100 books in a year or write more manuscripts.

Sometimes, just like the characters we create in our books, we don’t embrace the New Year but we go kicking and screaming into it. That’s okay. Life has a way of guiding us to where we should be.

In my first Southern Ghosts Series book, No Grits No Glory, the main character from Boston moves down South to get away from the paranormal elements of her life—only to find her new home is haunted by Southern ghosts. She is trying to change her path, but external forces won’t let her off the hook so easily. In the book, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that will risk her job, her home, but especially her life. (And she has some annoying ghosts in her home 24/7, which adds some humor to the book!)

Get the first book, No Grits No Glory, here.

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As we go into 2017, whether you’re embracing or avoiding another new year, try to see things in a new way. Your brain will love you for it.

 

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Elaine Calloway is an Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense ghost stories set in the South. Her Southern Ghosts Series is a favorite with readers and she is typing as fast as she can to finish the series (10 are planned; 4 are currently available). Get the first book, No Grits No Glory, here. When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys speaking to writing groups about self-publishing tips and ways to sell more books online. Connect with her online at www.elainecalloway.com.  

 

Attn Writers! 
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