Showing posts with label #Elaine Stock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Elaine Stock. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pick Your Favorite Blog This Month

On August 29, I posted several blogs that pertained to my new release Worth Forgiving.  The link about blog-hopping those posts is  This post goes through Sept. 7.

Today, I wish to add another group of blogs for the rest of the month of September. Pick your favorite.

9/13/16 Peg Phifer - Why write a series?

9/15 Jo Huddleston - a new author interview

9/16 Rose Allen McCauley - interviews a secondary character in Worth Forgiving

9/20 Toni Shiloh - an insightful author interview

9/23 Elaine Stock - posts my story of God's deliverance from food addiction

9/29 Patti Shene over 50 blog This is an inspirational article. You're never too old.

Then on into October,

10/25 Leeann Bates posts my tips on storyboarding

10/27 Donna Schlacter -   promoting my new release, Worth Forgiving

Check them all out. Some have giveaways. All have great information on the topic and about my new release. Which is your favorite?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Author Interview with Elaine Stock

Online, I meet a lot of excellent writers. I love that part of writing. Elaine Stock is a new online writing friend. I learned about her newest release and wanted to know more about her and her book. She agreed to visit the Writing with God's hope blog today. I asked her lots of questions. You may have questions of your own. If so, leave a comment, and ask away.


Where did you get the idea for your book?


One facet of human behavior I’ve always had trouble coming to grips with is how people treat each other in the negative sense. I’ve grown up with a lot of prejudice hauled at me for a myriad of reasons and have tried my best to beat the drum of respect across the lines of faiths and races. With that in mind, the basis of Always With You began on a light note during a workshop…


Years ago, as part of a writing workshop in Saratoga, NY (a horse racing Mecca), I was given a horse’s name and assigned to develop a story idea. Racehorses have long names! My horse was named Don’t-Tell-Isabelle, which became my story’s original title because so many people have kept family secrets from Isabelle. Throughout her childhood Isabelle had always heard her dad and grandmother whispering Don’t Tell Isabelle. A BTW: I don’t go to the track or gamble on horses!


But then, what really fueled the passion for this story happened when 9-11 occurred. I felt compelled to write a story of how love and faith could conquer horror, and how we all need to love each other no matter our races or faiths.


Always With You was slowly written and re-written a few years after these two influences. It’s faith premise is: A mighty big God can lead people to overcome evil in this world, and that this same powerful faith can help one to overcome past or current trials. The title change came about when my sharp editor, Deb Haggerty, suggested the change and I agreed, believing the title now not only reflects more about the love between the two central characters, but even better—the love between an Almighty God and His believers.


How did you find your publisher?


Always With You is published by Elk Lake Publishing. It was submitted by my fabulous agent, Linda S. Glaz, of Hartline Literary Agency. I’m blessed that both my agent and publisher believe in this story!


Are you working on any other projects that you can tell us about?


I’m finishing up a story that involves 3 different family members that all need rescuing within 1 week’s time and for different reasons.


What kind of books do you enjoy reading?


I love a story that can sweep me away from every day life—full of tension and life truths revealed by the characters, and plots full of suspense. I tend to read more contemporary these past few years than historicals, and definitely more fiction than non-fiction.


What has your writing journey been like so far?


Long, and I won’t even try to disguise that into something more pretty. Looking back, I think I’d begun in the wrong genre—it took years of trying different formats, learning craft, attending writing conferences, interacting with other authors socially, and learning the art/magic of revision to point me in the direction I’m most comfortable in writing. Honestly though, that’s not to say that when I sit down to write the writing comes at a snap of the fingers because I’m so talented and a genius… Not! It’s a lot of hard work and now that I’m published I’m learning that it does NOT get easier.


Where is your favorite place to vacation?


Some years ago my husband and I went to Nova Scotia and loved it. I’d enjoy going back there, but would also like to visit British Columbia in Canada sooner than later. My husband is dreaming aloud lately about traveling to Ireland, and he’s not a lover of planes. We shall see.

If you could be a song, what would it be?


I’d be a Bach oratorio. LOL—not that anyone would want to hear me sing!


 Find Elaine online at:


website/blog: Everyone's Story




Can she move forward without knowing her past?

Will he enjoy his present if he can’t free himself from what he left behind?

In the heart of the Adirondacks, Isabelle lives in the shadow of a dark family secret whose silent burden strips her family of emotional warmth and faith in God. Tyler belongs to the religious sect called The Faithful, which Isabelle’s father dislikes immensely. Yet, because Tyler belongs to this group, Isabelle sees only a man devoted to his family and faith.

She wants it; she gets it; they marry.

And when the truth comes out, Isabelle faces two choices:


Staying could endanger her child.

Leaving could cost her life.

That sounds fascinating, Elaine. I need to read that one.
Purchase Elaine's book at:

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A former Brooklyn gal, Elaine Stock lives in the Northeast with her husband where she enjoys spring, summer, autumn, and puts up with the winter. A member of several writing associations, she also is a contributing author to the international “Happy Sis Magazine.” In addition to Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, she hangs out on her active blog, Everyone’s Story, dedicated to uplifting and encouraging all readers through the power of story and hope.

Thank you, Elaine, for visiting with us today. I enjoyed it. Your books sounds amazing.
Okay, now any questions or comments?