I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website.
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk (with a nice helping of romance!) When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA/adult about romance in the past, present and future.
There's always a TIME for romance!!
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics. Thanks for dropping by!
Friday, August 30, 2013
Friday Four or Five
2. Tested out a couple online grammar programs recently. I blogged about one HERE. Another one that has a free version is called Ginger Genie(link). I like that I can sweep through whole documents at a time with this one. In fact, once you've downloaded it, it highlights potential errors in any document you have opened including email. (Except, apparently, Blogger).
Now I have to sweep through all my manuscripts. I'm astounded at how much has been missed, despite hiring editors, running them through many readers, and listening to them on my kindle text to speech. I swear there's some kind of gremlin sprinkling new errors into my work while I'm sleeping! lol - I wish I'd discovered these online checkers a long time ago.
3. CONTRITION e-Arcs are ready! Reviewers please let me know if you'd like one. Includes excerpt of my next book, Sun & Moon.
4. I bought a bike. Everyone in Europe rides a bike. Now I can ride everywhere to run my errands and buy groceries just like a real Deutche Frau!
5. Did I mention CONTRITION e-Arcs are ready? Also, I'm running a book blitz through xpresso tours, if you'd like to be part of that, sign up(link) ! As you can tell, I'm in the pre-launch stage of this book. So excited to get the final book in the series out there soon. If you haven't read PERCEPTION (book 1) yet, it's Free on Amazon, kobo and itunes (links).
Have a great weekend, everyone!