Visit the Irish Roots Author Blog

Learn about Elaine’s writing, thoughts on writing, and how you can show the world your words. Understated humor is featured in the mystery series — Jolie Gentil (at the Jersey shore), River’s Edge (along the Des Moines River in Iowa), Family History Mysteries (Western Maryland Mountains), and Logland (small-town Illinois). Live life with friends – even if some of them can be a pain now and then. The blog name, Irish Roots Author, reflects Elaine’s heritage, as expressed in her family history books.

Recent posts you might like to read:

When a Hobby Leads to Mysteries

Writing in Chunks When You’re Stuck

Is it Book Marketing or Relating?

What Do Dragons and Mice Have to Do with Writing?

Posts on publishing and self-publishing

A Picture Can Lead to 1,000 Words

Rethinking a Character’s Past

Putting History Into Mystery

Why “Going Wide” Can Work for Authors