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Elise Abram

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Elise Abram is a high school teacher of English and Computer Studies, former archaeologist, avid reader of literary and science fiction, and student of the human condition. Everything she does, watches, reads and hears is fodder for her writing. She is passionate about Second Cup lattes, cooking, writing and language, differentiated instruction and ABC’s Once Upon A Time. In her spare time she experiments with paleo cookery, knits badly, and writes. She also bakes. Most of the time it doesn’t burn. Her family doesn’t seem to mind.

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Elise Abram I find that putting something away for a few days, weeks, or even months before returning to it is an effective method for dealing with writer's…moreI find that putting something away for a few days, weeks, or even months before returning to it is an effective method for dealing with writer's block. While, at first glance, this sounds like procrastination and avoidance, it's not. In the time I'm away from the computer I think about what I've written and imagine all possibilities as to where it might go. Eventually, I work it out (sometimes even in my sleep or when I wake up to roll over in the middle of the night before I fall back asleep). If I give the ideas time to percolate, eventually they do and when that happens, I keep writing until the next bout of writer's block rears it's ugly head.(less)
Elise Abram In writing THE REVENANT, I started out wanting to write a vampire story, but couldn't figure out how to differentiate it from what was already out…moreIn writing THE REVENANT, I started out wanting to write a vampire story, but couldn't figure out how to differentiate it from what was already out there. Whenever I get stuck, I do research, which is where I stumbled upon the idea of the revenant, a term usually used to describe someone who returns after a long absence. This is tied to vampires because stories, both of vampires and revenants, abound in historic lore involving people who had died but were reported being seen after death. When villagers dug up the bodies, they were often bloated and ruddy. Because they had no knowledge of the decomposition process, people assumed it was because they had been up and feeding. Revenants were thought to return from the dead to terrorize friends and family. They were also said to have died under violent circumstances and come back to complete unfinished business. Because little else is known about revenants as supernatural creatures, I was able to mould them into pretty much whatever I wanted. (less)
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Throwaway Child (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The skeleton of a young girl is found beneath the cement basement floor in an abandoned Victorian in Toronto. On duty is Detective Constable Michael Crestwood who contacts forensic anthropologist Dr. Palmer Richardson to assist in the investigation. What they uncover is the story of a six year old Cree girl, stolen from her family, warehoused in a government run facility and then forgotten. In a story with ties to current headlines, THROWAWAY CHILD explores the injustice experienced by two girls imprisoned in a mid-twentieth century residential school and the tragic fallout ensuing as a result of one girl’s need to find a home.
The Mummy Wore Combat Boots (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: When called to investigate an uncatalogued sarcophagus found in storage at the Royal Ontario Museum, forensic anthropologist Palmer Richardson has his work cut out for him. When the mummy inside proves to be that of a teenaged boy, Palmer involves Detective Constable Michael Crestwood of the Metropolitan Toronto Police. Their investigation delves into the world of online gaming where losing health points in a skirmish could have serious implications for a player's life in the real world.
Phase Shift (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: When a mysterious artifact proves to be the key to a doppelganger earth, archaeologist Molly McBride is swept into a world of conspiracy proving deadly for both planets.
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Elise Abram Elise Abram said: " The Simulations - What if?

John Forelli's The Simulations opens with Ray's interview for a new job running computer event forecasting simulations. He gets the job, but it's not very interesting. He'd much rather spend the time with new found friend, B
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Elise Abram Elise Abram said: " Detective Jefferson Chene is on the trail of a serial killer. His only clues are the bodies of the killer’s female victims, all found sprawled on the beds of hotel rooms numbered 319, the cryptic message “Why 319?” written on the bathroom mirror in l ...more "

 

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1. A few years ago I realized that I had 2 goodreads accounts and I emailed a librarian who was able to merge the two accounts
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The Enigma of Her Longevity
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If you like “Outlander”…

In The Enigma of Her Longevity, Dr. Kevina (Kevy) Paul longs for something more in her life. Her daughter has died from cancer, and her relationship with her husband has grown lackluster. When she leaves her husband, she visit
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Believably Dystopic

When 17 year old Autumn finds herself alone in Los Angeles after a global pandemic, she does her best to survive. On a foray into the city, she is taken in by The Front, a group whose focus is power and repopulation. Autumn escapes
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Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge by Cindy K. Green
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Fast-paced and Entertaining

When Andrea promises to complete a 5-day bible study and journal, she isn’t sure if she will be successful or how it will affect her life. But as the week wears on, she faces a number of seemingly insurmountable challenges,
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READER GIVEAWAYS by Jeff Bennington
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When I was a kid,in the days of analog phones and before the advent of the Internet, we used to call in to local radio stations to win prizes. If you were lucky, and you timed it just right, you might win a prize. Over the years I've won tickets to B ...more
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DIY eBook Covers by Roz Marshall
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People DO Judge a Book by its Cover

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know I’ve begun to experiment designing my own book covers, beginning with I Was, Am, Will Be Alice in anticipation of a summer release. I’ve also been banging my head ag
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ROGERS PARK – Reluctant Anti-hero Saves Himself

An absent father. A murder. A witness. A romance. These are the events that define AP English teacher Brian Casey’s life. After having a bag of trash dropped on his head in a Rogers Park alley, Brian mee
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