Monday, October 8, 2012

Muse Online Writers Workshop

I am hosting a writers workshop today on one of the worlds largest on-line writers workshops..Please stop by and register, its totally free and very informative..My topic is History of the Salem Witch Trials, Fact & Fiction

http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com

Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn and the Full Moon

I wanted to share with you an article that I had recently read, I felt it applied to most of us in life....Enjoy

Originally it would seem fitting to write about Autumn. Its a time of reflection and play of colours on tress that accompany the passing year.  However it is not Autumn worldwide. The southern hemisphere on Earth is currently experiencing spring, as life moves in the other direction. The simultaneity of becoming and perishing is something very elementary, which we rarely are aware of. Most of the time we only see one side or the other. But it can be a great teaching when we realize that everything we are experiencing just now, holds an opposite pole. This is not an easy lesson....but it fits really well with Autumn. Or should we say spring?
The exact time of the full moon is tomorrow, Saturday September 29th @ 8:18 :36 pm (Pacific Time)
New York is 11:18:36 pm

Happy Moon Watching

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

If you have read The Summerland please leave a review on Amazon! I would be humbly appreciative...
Lots of love,
Elizabeth Cheryl

Monday, June 11, 2012

Have you been listening?

Listening to the universe telling you something. Did you take five minutes for yourself today and set your intentions for the rest of the day and tomorrow? Did you wake up and feel as if there was something you should be asking yourself? So many blogs and emails we get everyday are about our books, or our stories or our experiences. We bloggers out there in the web world want to share our words with you in hopes that you the subscriber will buy our books. Well I wanted to take a moment for this email to reach you not in hopes that you  buy anything but your own time. If you must pay yourself $10 an hour to take the time and sit to write, read, paint, play with your kids then by all means do it. Our time is so valuable nowadays that it is imperative we take some of it for ourselves. Please just sit and listen to the leaves rustle in a breeze today or watch your cat sleep. Pet your dog, or your kid for that matter, but be human, experience touch, life and living. Listen to what the universe is telling you and in that moment of peace, you might just get the answers you have been looking for.
Peace,
Elizabeth Cheryl

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Summerland's Book Launch Party!!

Please join me in celebrating the release of The Summerland!
http://www.amazon.com/The-Summerland-ebook/dp/B007IW4HP2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1333393061&sr=1-1

When: Friday April 20th 7pm-12am
Where: Woodcreek Golf Course, Legends & Heroes Sports Bar & Grill in the Reception room,
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legends-and-Heroes-Sports-Bar-and-Grill-at-Woodcreek/120219671327602


What will you eat?: Light Hor d'hourves and there will be a no host bar and free Champagne.
Why?: Because you like to have fun and dance to a live band and later an awesome DJ..And....You will be supporting a good cause as a portion of the book proceeds will be donated to St. Judes Cancer Center in honor of my mom, Cheryl Dalton.
Please bring your family and loved ones and help celebrate a very special evening.
Hope to see you there!

Elizabeth Cheryl


Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Summerland is on Barnes & Noble!!!!

Just wanted to send a huge thank you out to all of my friends family for the amazing love and support with this book. I hope you enjoy the journey. :)
Lots of Love and Blessings,
Elizabeth Cheryl
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-summerland-elizabeth-cheryl/1109560369?ean=9781937254391&itm=3&usri=the+summerland

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Summerland is on Amazon Kindle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoooooo Hoooooo!!
Here it is, after a long journey, I am humbled and exhilarated all at once. Thank you for coming by my blog and I hope you enjoy the book.
All my best,
Elizabeth Cheryl

http://www.amazon.com/The-Summerland-ebook/dp/B007IW4HP2/ref=sr_1_21?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331397557&sr=1-21

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mom


Mom
Cheryl Christine Dalton
01/05/1949-02/12/2011
So here I am mom, at a loss of what to do
It’s been one year today since we lost you.
My life has changed in so many ways
From losing my best friend, to very quiet lonely days.
I try very hard to make sense of this loss
But it seems that God wanted you at any cost.
I find myself wandering in your beautiful light
Driving your car, reading your books, desperately searching
for some silver lining in sight.
Your memories are all that I have for now,
Your smile your love and words of wisdom stand out.
But as life seems to force us into places we fear,
Holding on to your spirit is how I will keep you near.
When I hear the leaves rustle in the trees on my walk
Or the blue jays you fed in the yard squawk their gibberish talk
I will know it is you reminding me your close
Remember Mom it was you the angels chose.
Elizabeth Cheryl

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Please vote for me for for Debut Author 2012 Challenge :)

Hey friends, if you have a chance could you please visit the following site and vote for me for upcoming Debut Author Contest on Goodreads! I would be humbly appreciative.
Thanks, Elizabeth Cheryl
The Summerland

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11525.2012_Debut_Authors_Young_Adult_Middle_Grade_?page=2#13049260

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vulnerable Writing and Letting it in...

So I took a workshop at a writers group on Thurday night. The speaker was Author/Publisher Mark W. Dendy of Coffee Cup Press. I enjoyed many parts of his workshop but one area of his topic stood out the most. The topic of being vulnerable in your writing. I had to ask myself if I was vulnerable in my writing and the answer was clear. I couldn't have written a 75,000 word novel about love, pain, loss and triumph unless I let my feelings flow. I never set out to write a novel, nor did I ever imagine it would be published by such a wonderful publishing company. I wrote because I loved my characters. They inspired me to keep going and I guess a part of me vicariously lived through them. You see I created what I must had been lacking in my life at the time. I created people that took on their own personality and as much as I would like to pretend that they were not part of who I am, they are. Now that does not mean that Alexander, a evil vilian in my novel is part of me and that I want or have those tendencies to be like him but his nastyness definately made me angry and outraged. But here is the vulnerable part...In a month or two, many friends, family and strangers will be reading my words that I strung together into paragraphs and pages. It contains parts of me and that's just down right scary. My thoughts and emotions will be open for all to see when at this point only a select few have read them. Lets just be frank here...that is major vulnerability! Up unitl recently I was a very private person and soon many people will know how my mind works. I have made many mistakes in life, and some of my biggest in just the last few months. I have been so afraid to feel emotions that when I finally did, I hid behind my pretend world of writing and denied any of it was real. But guess what? It's all coming out people..I am writing book two of The Summerland Series and all I seem to do is pour my heart out into the pages where the feelings are controllable. Where I can control if I want to feel pain or love or anger. Maybe, just maybe writing and being vulnerable to it is the only way for me to create. But I also am learning that if I'm ever going to feel, really feel..I will have to let go of fearing love and the pain that comes with it and embrace the possibilities that what I write in my stories are right here in the real world..I just have to let it all in. I wish all of you writers, dreamers and hopeless romantics a lifetime of good books and great love and the vulnerabilty to let it in. Happy Monday, Elizabeth Cheryl