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Beyond Ebony and Ivory – Elle Hill

“Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony.”                                                             I just finished a … Continue reading

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Singing the Literary Songs – Elle Hill

A week ago, I completed a poetry half-marathon. A full marathon asked poor, abused poets to pen a poem an hour for twenty-four hours. Wimps like me who appreciate a comfy night’s sleep could opt for a half-marathon, which demanded … Continue reading

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Naming Independence – Elle Hill

Happy Independence Day, everyone! For this 24-hour period, may grilled gluttony, safe and legal explosions, and patriotic rhetoric festoon your lives. I chose to honor Independence Day by writing about women who change their last names after marriage. I mean, … Continue reading

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Fur the Love of Animals – Elle Hill

All of my books so far but one include animal minor characters. In my novelette, Hunted, a big, chatty, black beast of a cat named Picante owns and demands obedience from our hero, Simon. I mean, come on – nothing … Continue reading

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Sexy Sexless Romances – Elle Hill

Instead of ripping my expensive bodice, perhaps we could consider some Netflix and cuddling? As I’ve written before, I really, really don’t enjoy writing sex scenes. I have zero issues with other writers who do; in fact, I have been known to feel … Continue reading

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A Very Authorly Holiday, or, The Card Quandary – Elle Hill

For many of us, the holidays are joyful events, filled with friendly board games, embarrassing reminiscences, overdrawn bank accounts, and far too much cranberry sauce. And holiday cards – we can never forget the holiday cards. My fiancée is Jewish, I’m … Continue reading

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Transcribing Our Emotional Maps

In my third book of the “Hunted Series,” Hunted Dreams, my dreaming main character suddenly finds herself at a laden dinner table. She grabs a fork and digs in.  With each bite, she experiences an explosion of feeling, each one … Continue reading

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