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I love writing about enchanted road trips, cursed storytellers, shadow worlds, and alien romance while eating lots of popcorn. I live in a tree house on California’s central coast. After twenty-plus years as a freelance graphic designer/animator with clients including E! Entertainment Television and The Los Angeles Times, I left the real world behind and followed my heart into the world of fiction. Little known fun facts––I can’t kill a spider but would gladly kill the tomato-plant eating gophers in my yard if I could get my hands on them, I wouldn’t mind dying in a vat of salted carmel ice cream from Portland’s Salt & Straw, next on my dream list is a trip to Indonesia, I daydream of doing stand-up comedy when I’m not completely terrif...more


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This week for Fun Friday the YA Storytellers are dishing embarrassing moments. There are sooooo many to choose from for me. But the one that just cracks me up is the one that happened to me in Houston. I hadn’t flown very far, it was only a four hour flight. So I can’t blame this on jet leg or even exhaustion, I guess I could try and blame it on what I call travel haze. Overstimulation. Rushi...

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13 on Halloween (Shadow, #1)
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Description: When fear’s as blind as love, how far would you go to find your own happily ever after? One mistake will change Ginny’s life forever. One answer will set her free. Once upon a time Ginny’s road blood ripened, the day she got wise to love. Engaged to the high school quarterback, his quarter-carat ring and enchanting smile should have been enough for her. But, she stands him up and takes a walk where every step questions her happily ever after gone-bad and the fate of the mother she never knew. The mother her father refuses to talk about. Ginny fights to untangle her big, fat, lie-of-a-life on an enchanted road trip to Winnemucca, where she believes all her answers lie. To solve the riddle of her past, she must outrun everyone who wants a piece of her future–including a man determined to see she never has one.
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Description: Twelve-year-old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl, the peacock, who gets everything she wants––a trampoline, a flock to prowl around the mall with, and most especially invitations to parties. But everything changes when Roxie invites all the popular kids in the eighth grade to her thirteenth birthday party on Halloween and they all come. And a boy, the boy, actually talks to Roxie. Roxie has the best night of her life until the peacocks decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects––in her attic, with a gift that is out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.
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Laura Elliott Mike wrote: "Just connected. In the out there between Fallon and Elko. Some people know where it is."

:D You're talking about Winnemucca? Happy trails, my friend!


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Mike Just connected. In the out there between Fallon and Elko. Some people know where it is.


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Laura Elliott Emily wrote: "Thanks Laura for accepting my friend request :)"

Emily wrote: "Thanks Laura for accepting my friend request :)"

Absolutely! *waves* Looking forward to reading your reviews and seeing your TBR:) Have a great weekend Emily!


Emily  Cross Thanks Laura for accepting my friend request :)


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Laura Elliott Shelia wrote: "Laura,
I'm going to buy this book right now!
Shelia"


Shelia, Thanks for wanting to give Winnemucca a read. Let me know your thoughts on the story. I hope you have a wonderful, Irene-free weekend:)

Laura


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