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Elaine Stock writes Historical Fiction, exploring the role of women who are courageous and gutsy (courageous with added spirit and determination). She enjoys creating stories showing how all faiths, races, and belief systems are interconnected and need each other.

Elaine’s grandparents, on both sides of her family, narrowly escaped World War II by immigrating from Poland and Austria to the US. Fascinated by the strong will of people to overcome the horrors from this era, she wrote We Shall Not Shatter, Book 1 of the Resilient Women of WWII Trilogy, inspired by her deaf great aunt who was left behind as a teenager in Poland and perished in the Holocaust, while her other deaf siblings were permitted to enter the US when their young ages helped
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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 so happy you've asked because the question of my own life mystery has actually led me to writing my next novel, We Shall Not Shatter, which releas…moreI'm so happy you've asked because the question of my own life mystery has actually led me to writing my next novel, We Shall Not Shatter, which releases from Amsterdam Publishers on May 15th 2022. On my paternal side of the family, my grandfather, at the age of 7, immigrated with his parents from Brzeziny, Poland to America. Although he was hearing, a few of his siblings were deaf. All but one (the oldest) were young enough to dodge the more closer health inspections at Ellis Island. However, the oldest, a teen girl, was turned away and was sent back to Poland, never to be heard from or about again. She was likely in her young 40s when the Nazis invaded Poland and being Jewish and deaf, she likely perished in the holocaust slaughter. My novel, of course, is a fictionalized tale inspired by my deaf great aunt, as well as a love-letter to a once thriving Brzeziny. I hope it encourages many to love and respect one another.(less)
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“Are you willing to hand over your daughters to complete strangers to provide them with a place of safety? Are you willing to do so without the promise that you will ever see them again?”
Elaine Stock, Our Daughters' Last Hope

“We cannot control who gets killed in this war. War is full of hate, blood, and destruction. We can only try to help as many as we can. We must let go of certain misfortunes and proceed on”
Elaine Stock, Our Daughters' Last Hope

“The German occupation had changed the once beautiful Dutch spirit into a land of minefields containing hatred and cruelty that stripped a person of basic human rights that all should have and enjoy”
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“My #1 rule is write like no one is ever going to read it. Why? Because it gives you permission to be as audacious as you want.”
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“Everything's a story - You are a story -I am a story.”
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“There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
Louis L'Amour

“Things can be cleaned and replaced. Great moments cannot afford to be lost.”
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“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
Ernest Hemingway




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Elaine Stock Tara wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Your family story is both tragic and triumphant. Good for you to channel some of it into your next book!"

And I thank you, Tara, for your personal message. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read my bio. I also appreciate your encouragement in my writing. So glad we've connected!


Tara Thanks for the friend request. Your family story is both tragic and triumphant. Good for you to channel some of it into your next book!


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.


message 4: by Sally

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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