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Elana K. Arnold Dear Thalia,

I am so glad to hear that Sacred and Splendor were meaningful to you. Scarlett's story, though not autobiographically factual, followed…more
Dear Thalia,

I am so glad to hear that Sacred and Splendor were meaningful to you. Scarlett's story, though not autobiographically factual, followed much of my own emotional journey as a teenager. One place where we definitely parted was in the romantic world; there was no Will Cohen in my high school, though I certainly would have liked there to be.

You ask about where Scarlett and Will's relationship stands. I can tell you where it stands for me--it stands as it's left on the page, unclear, a bit wobbly, with no promises. It's an open door. But my ownership of the story ended when I finished writing, in a way; you've given the characters all those hours of your time (for which I thank you), and so they now live in your head as much as mine. I wonder--where do YOU see their relationship going?

All My Best,

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Elana K. Arnold Thank you, Ruth! I am! I am currently working on a new YA and another Middle Grade! But, I also have two books out this season… my debut Middle Grade,…moreThank you, Ruth! I am! I am currently working on a new YA and another Middle Grade! But, I also have two books out this season… my debut Middle Grade, THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES, just came out last week with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and my newest YA, INFANDOUS, will be published by Lerner/Carolrhoda LAB on March 1st! Thank you so much for reading!!(less)
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“Perhaps that is where our choice lies -- in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.”
Elana K. Arnold, Burning

“Maybe it was all right to let things be broken for awhile.”
Elana K. Arnold, Burning

“I think often there is no good way out of something. No nice, easy ending or neat resolution, no clear way to set things right. That works in stories, in children's fairy tales, but not in real life. Nothing everything can be fixed. And perhaps not everything should be.”
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“The thing about life, I thought as Star drank his mother's warm milk, is that you have to choose it. And then you have to keep choosing it, again and again.

You can choose it by staring out at the vast horizon. By focusing on the smallest stone. By feeling humbled by the greatness of others. By claiming victory in a challenge. By judging. By loving. Through balance. Through knowledge. In wisdom. In grace.”
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Elana K. Hi, Dee! I am glad you enjoyed SACRED! That makes me so happy. Please feel free to tell the world! :) Yes, the sequel SPLENDOR is full of horsey stuff... but different. And actually, horses make a cameo appearance in BURNING, too!

All My Best,
Elana


message 8: by Dee

Dee Hi :) thanks for accepting the friend add....I am actually re-reading your book again even though i just finished it! I hope the next one will have lots of horsey stuff too. your very talented...can't wait to read Burning. Thanks for a great story!


message 7: by Elana

Elana K. Thank you! I'm glad you want to read it!


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Elana, looking forward to reading your book :)


message 5: by Elana

Elana K. Thanks for being my friend too, Christine!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Darynda Jones Thanks for the friendship, Elana! ~D~


message 2: by Elana

Elana K. Nice to meet you, Nely! I hope you'll look for my debut YA novel SACRED when it's published in the fall by Random House/Delacorte! I look forward to seeing what you are reading.

My Best,

Elana


message 1: by Nely

Nely Cab Hi Elana! Thanks for the add!


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