Sunday, June 29, 2014

FROZEN the movie

My daughter convinced me that I simply must watch Frozen. (I have a bad habit of referring to it as "Let It Go." I don't think I'll do that anymore.)

Okay, that was a great movie. Wow. And not what I expected from Disney.  I thought it was wonderful that the strongest relationship in the film is between two sisters. I loved that a sympathetic character had unsympathetic qualities. The music was lovely. The animation, gorgeous.

We need more films like Frozen.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Giving away ARCs of I Wish

In November, I will be releasing the first book in a new series.

What Lacey needs  is a miracle; what she gets is a genie with rules.

I Wish is YA magical realism.  It's set in contemporary, small-town North Carolina. My heroine, Lacey, is juggling a depressed mom, dire financial straits, and her final semester of high school. Into her realistic/fictional life arrives one magical element, a "genie".

I have several advanced reader copies (ARCs).  If you're on goodreads, feel free to sign up (United States only) to win one of the ARCs.

Later in the summer, I have more giveaways, so check here on the blog or sign up for my newsletter (and I'll notify you when I have giveaways).

Goodreads Book Giveaway

I Wish by Elizabeth Langston

I Wish

by Elizabeth Langston

Giveaway ends July 11, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What if workshop in NC

Every author has a process he or she uses to create ideas and write the story. One of the most powerful tools in that process is the question "What if?"

  • What if a genie could say no?
  • What if a waterfall became a window to the past?
  • What if you could visit other peoples' dreams as if they were vacation resorts?

On Monday, June 16 from 4-5, at the Cameron Village Library in Raleigh, NC, I will be leading a workshop on how to use What If? to generate story ideas.  If you know an aspiring teen writer in the Raleigh area, invite them to attend.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

BEA 2014 recap

I had a great time at BEA 2014 in New York City. It was hectic, crazy, and a lot of fun.

Here are a few photos to share.

My daughter with Neil Patrick Harris

The booth for Spencer Hill Press, my publishing house. (I'm sure there are bookmarks in there somewhere for I WISH, but I can't tell were.)

My author-friend Amanda Brice was signing copies of her book in the RWA Booth...and I spied books by two other author-friends, Deb Marlowe and Bev Pettersen.

Daughter brought home a lot of books this time, but not me.  Just a few, but they are a greatly-prized collection! Also, note the gorgeous, handmade bag by my editor Jessica and the bronze medal that Whisper Falls won for the Moonbeam Awards!