Elisabeth Grace Foley

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Elisabeth Grace Foley (that’s Elisabeth spelled with an S, mind you) has been an insatiable reader and eager history buff ever since she learned to read, and has been scribbling stories ever since she learned to write. She now combines those interests in writing historical fiction. Her short Western novel Left-Hand Kelly was a nominee for the 2015 Peacemaker Award for Best Independently-Published Western Novel. She is also the author of the historical-mystery series The Mrs. Meade Mysteries; a series of fairytale-retelling novellas set in different historical eras; and a variety of short fiction. Her work has appeared online at Rope and Wire and The Western Online. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, crocheting, spending time out ...more

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Elisabeth Grace Foley Yes, I am planning on more! I have one drafted and awaiting edits which I hope to release sometime this year, titled The American Pony. I don't have a…moreYes, I am planning on more! I have one drafted and awaiting edits which I hope to release sometime this year, titled The American Pony. I don't have a specific number in mind for the final amount of books in the series, but I can tell you that I have concepts in mind for at least two, possibly three more stories after that one.(less)
Elisabeth Grace Foley Technically, I’ve been writing most of my life! I’ve simply always loved making up stories. When I was little, I stapled sheets of paper together to…moreTechnically, I’ve been writing most of my life! I’ve simply always loved making up stories. When I was little, I stapled sheets of paper together to make books and wrote stories on them, and often daydreamed about being an author someday. But I really began to be serious about my writing when I was in my late teens.

The first full-length manuscript I finished was probably when I was about twelve years old—it was called “The Wisteria Arbor” and was very heavily influenced by E. Nesbit and Marguerite Henry, who were among my favorite authors at the time! I’m content to regard that one as an amateur effort. :)(less)
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What I’ve Been Up To: April & May

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I reached the halfway point in typing out the manuscript of Land of Hills and Valleys last week (typing and editing-as-I-go, which makes it essentially a second draft). Which feels like a massive accomplishment after being set back almost the whole month of April by a nasty bout with influenza. I was in bed with a fever for a whole week, and pretty much devoid of energy for a coup...

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“The war had been a daily thought, a continual consciousness in her life for two years, but never a real presence. Battles were things that were fought somewhere else, won somehow, by someone, and lost by someone else. Now as she stood by her own door and listened to the cannons, it was with a chilling, dreadfully full and clear realization that men were out on the field beneath that gray cloud taking each other’s lives.”
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“The rain still drummed on the roof, like fine needles striking the shingles. The family sat silently around the table, each one wrapped in their own thoughts.
It was Matthew’s voice that broke the silence, asking, “And what happened after that?”
“After that,” said Paul, “came Gettysburg.”
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“Sam was staring at Claire with about the same amazement as his brother had shown. Claire didn’t seem to realize it, or else she was too preoccupied to think of it, but she was the second thunderbolt that had fallen on this long-hidebound household in as many days. First one of the hated race of doctors had been shoehorned in on them as the only thing that might get them out of an already nightmarish situation, and now this matter-of-fact slip of a girl had pushed into it of her own accord. They must have felt like the world was coming down around their ears.”
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“I begin with writing the first
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Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

“I mean, what can you say about how you write your books? What I mean is, first you've got to think of something, and then when you've thought of it you've got to force yourself to sit down and write it. That's all." ~ Mrs. Oliver”
Agatha Christie, Dead Man's Folly

“There is quite enough sorrow and shame and suffering and baseness in real life and there is no need for meeting it unnecessarily in fiction. As Police Commissioner it was my duty to deal with all kinds of squalid misery and hideous and unspeakable infamy, and I should have been worse than a coward if I had shrunk from doing what was necessary; but there would have been no use whatever in my reading novels detailing all this misery and squalor and crime, or at least in reading them as a steady thing. Now and then there is a powerful but sad story which really is interesting and which really does good; but normally the books which do good and the books which healthy people find interesting are those which are not in the least of the sugar-candy variety, but which, while portraying foulness and suffering when they must be portrayed, yet have a joyous as well as a noble side.”
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“Historical novels are, without question, the best way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more.”
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“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”
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