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Elaine Stock is dedicated to uplifting and encouraging all readers through the power of story to see hope during both the bright and dark times of life. She is the author of several award winning novels, notably Her Good Girl, which was graced with the Outstanding Christian/Religious Fiction in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards, 2018 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal in Christian Fiction and the 2018 American Fiction Awards in the Christian Inspirational category.

Elaine is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. For fun and occasional eyebrow lifts of amazement, she hangs out on Twitter and Facebook, and of course, Goodreads.

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Elaine Stock Elle, thanks for asking. This took some thinking! My most special moments as I write a story is when I reread a scene and it makes me cry... I hope if…moreElle, thanks for asking. This took some thinking! My most special moments as I write a story is when I reread a scene and it makes me cry... I hope if it has that much impact for me that it may also resonate with a reader.

As a debut novelist (I've had a couple of short stories published in anthologies prior to the release of Always With You) my most memorable moments--so far--are:
--having a laugh when I found it was difficult to articulate that my "story" is now a "book"
--discovering that someone in India is reading Always With You (just that someone in another country is reading my novel was a wow factor for me!)
--receiving a very lovely hand-written note from someone who greatly enjoyed Always With You.(less)
Elaine Stock I'm fascinated by the manipulative power and persuasion society and culture have over people. Its scary watching a person pushed by the tide of…moreI'm fascinated by the manipulative power and persuasion society and culture have over people. Its scary watching a person pushed by the tide of fleeting passions over that fine line of self-constraints to become a society people-pleaser in an attempt to gain approval, status, or in the means of survival--a home, food, and a resemblance of family and friends.

For example, in novels, this topic has been explored on the level of WW II stories, on both the victim side as well as the enemy side. I wanted to explore the vulnerability of American young adults, desperate for love, family, and making a home and "happily ever after" for themselves.(less)
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Elaine Stock Majenta wrote: "Hello, Elaine! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your publishing success. Have a good week.

Best wishes from Majenta"


Majenta, so sorry I haven't seen this on a more timely basis, but thanks so much


Majenta Hello, Elaine! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your publishing success. Have a good week.

Best wishes from Majenta


Elaine Stock You're welcome, Sally.


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Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Elaine!
Blessings,
Sally


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Tom Blubaugh Hi Elaine,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


Elaine Stock Christine, I've been busy between work, edits on my chapters for my agent, and my blog, but yes, I finally made it onto GoodReads. I still need to familiarize myself with this site. Step by step.


Christine Lindsay Hey, Elaine, glad to see you here at last.


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