Elaine D. Walsh

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in Oahu, The United States



Pat Conroy, Ernest Hemmingway, and Anne Frank

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April 2012


The latest...Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter finalist and recipient of an honorable mention at the 2012 Southern California Book Festival.

Nimitz Highway and River Street is an intersection on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. It is also the place I impatiently came out of the womb ready to start my own personal history. Plan A was the military vehicle whisking my laboring mother toward the base hospital for a traditional birth. That did not happen. Plan B has been my life since.

I was one of two children but with my father being one of nine, I enjoyed the richness and craziness of growing up in a larger extended family. Being brought up Catholic I have an appreciation for the history and tradition of the church that stays with me althoug

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Restoration by Elaine D Walsh“How wonderful it is that nobody wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” This is a quote by Anne Frank and one I find incredibly inspirational.

Today, I am taking the next step in a journey that started when I was a young child. It was always a dream of mine to become a published author. In June 2012, that dream came true. As I was awaiting the day my book would be released,...

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Restoration: A Novel (Contemporary / Women's Fiction) - Chapter One (Literature & Fiction)
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
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Atomic Summer by Elaine D. Walsh
"It is June 1953, and the lives of three 16 years old friends living in Port Pompeii NYC is told from the point of view of Faith the gullible and Catholic, and Octavia the socially-awkward with family responsibilities. Then there is Bernadette the..." Read more of this review »
Restoration by Elaine D. Walsh
"I enjoyed this book and really felt for Tess and her struggles. It shows her weaknesses and then flips around and brings her around to fight to regain her strengths as well. I do hope Elaine Walsh writes another follow up book to this. The book do..." Read more of this review »
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Restoration by Elaine D. Walsh
"Oh, this was a good read! Had to say it right up front. It’s amazing the level of pain that’s caused in the name of love.
“Restoration’s” main character Tess, appears to be a cool, collected and knowledgeable expert in the art restoration world, bu..." Read more of this review »
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
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“I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food”
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“You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.”
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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
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message 13: by Lolita

Lolita oh... thx for the add...

i will be reviewing your book soon :)

message 12: by Lori

Lori Hi Elaine,
Thanks for the friend invite!


message 11: by Sonya

Sonya Heaney Thanks for the friend invitation!

message 10: by Elaine

Elaine Walsh Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"
Glad we could connect and keep up the great work you do with children.

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 8: by Karen

Karen Malena Thank you kindly for the friend invite, Elaine! Love your profile!!

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Susie Sexton thanks for the add!

message 6: by Susan

Susan Griscom Thanks for the friendship.

Yvonne Thanks for including me in your friends!

Elaine Walsh Midu wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

You are very welcome. Glad to connect!

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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

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Becca Mills Nice to "meet" you, Elaine! :)

message 1: by Terry

Terry Tyler Hi Elaine! Just wanted to say thank you so much for the review of 'You Wish' - for some reason the 'like' icon does not show underneath it, but yes, I like it very much!! I am delighted that you enjoyed it, and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

I know what you mean about learning different phrases, words, etc - it's fascinating, isn't it? Although we speak the same language we sort of don't, at the same time! Well, we both know how it can even vary in different districts of our own countries!

Thanks again,

Terry xx

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