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February 7, 2017



Bird Box by Josh MalermanAfter completing Bird Box by Josh Malerman, I was speechless.   The only utterance which came naturally was “wow”.  Not even a loud, jubilant “WOW!” but a soft, numb, lost in astonished thought “wow”.  This book had so many elements that my mind literally filtered through obscure, nightmarish image after another.  Now that I’ve had time to absorb what just transpired in my mind, I can say this book is absolutely intense and riveting!  &nb...
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Published on February 07, 2017 13:32 • 14 views

September 20, 2015


This is a great opportunity for pet lovers and book lovers to get together and celebrate! Thanks to Mann's Best Friend for inviting me to attend and for organizing this wonderful event.  There will be lots of fun to be had for the young, young at heart, and fur-babies alike.

Bring the Elkins' books you already have to be signed &/or take this opportunity to get some new ones.  I will have a limited to supply of six titles with me, including my latest The Chain!  I will...
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Published on September 20, 2015 11:00 • 3 views

May 1, 2015

October 24, 2014


In the spirit of Halloween, I will be posting some fun Friday short stories, and invite you to share yours as well. 

"The darkest souls are not those which choose to exist within the hell of the abyss, but those which choose to break free from the abyss and move silently among us." ~Dr. Samuel Loomis (Halloween)
“Could you show me your blackest black?”  He’d asked the question so innocently.  I knew I couldn’t really show him.  I couldn’t reveal the murky depths in which th...
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Published on October 24, 2014 06:43 • 2 views

October 11, 2014


Well, I’ve been delaying this announcement, but after recent news it is inevitable.  My publisher is merging with a new company and I was given the option of going along with the merger or reclaiming the work for myself.  After careful consideration, I’ve decided to recover my work. 
What does this mean?   Just another hurdle. I will be taking back the four books previously published by Silver Knight Publishing, LLC, (Lilac Hill, Parallel, Unchanged, & Swim), whic...
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Published on October 11, 2014 18:02 • 2 views

October 6, 2014


As promised today is contest announcement day.  Each year at this time I like to host a Hauntingly, Spooky, Short Story Challenge.  This year’s writing prompt is:  In 600 words or less, write a story in which a character finds something that they will not be returning.
Each week the stories I receive will be featured on my blog and on October 31st I will select a winner to receive a signed copy of Swim, Unchanged & Lilac Hill.  Only one entry per person, please.
In addi...
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Published on October 06, 2014 07:53 • 2 views

June 24, 2014

Hosting a one day give away on Facebook.  Be sure to join in the fun! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christy-Elkins-Author/113719835315771?focus_composer=true&ref_type=bookmark You could win!
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Published on June 24, 2014 06:05 • 4 views

June 19, 2014


Some authors force feed you every detail, until you are gagging on information, others insist you strain to read between the vague lines created in their ambiguous mind.  However, there are a few writers talented enough to float you along, allowing you to drift among a sea of lines and dialogue with ease. Lulling you into a story and creating a life in which you become an anxious voyeur, unwilling to leave the characters any privacy.  You feed on their thoughts and emotions, devouri...
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Published on June 19, 2014 16:20 • 3 views

June 4, 2014

Okay, it’s June and I have ugly proof that a low carb life is the only way for me.  For whatever reason I took a break from no carb.  I’d found my way under two-hundred pounds and I guess my psyche said “that’s enough”. 

At first I told myself, “One day a week, I will allow myself to indulge.”  Sounded reasonable enough.  However, one day turned into every day.  You may think it was a matter of self-control but it really wasn’t.  It seemed as if I’d never c...
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Published on June 04, 2014 07:05 • 2 views

April 25, 2014


I’ve had an adventurous month, (that’s a nice way of saying difficult).  Life brings many obstacles as a means of testing our strength, and though I think I have shown my ability to endure time and time again, I was about ready to cash in my chips on this no carb thing. 
I have to admit I have had a few small pieces of Easter chocolate, but this morning the toaster strudel my son left on his plate was calling my name. (Don’t judge.  Most mom’s act as a garbage disposal for thei...
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Published on April 25, 2014 07:13 • 5 views