Monday, October 24, 2016

Writing that Grabs You!

Ghostwriting – Developmental Editing – Helping You Put Your Best Words Forward

I finally have time and room in my schedule to delve into an area I like and to expand my business to include this. Aside from my novels which will always be my deepest passion, helping other writers and people who want to have a book or biography out there, is something I very much enjoy.  

Though I’m not quite on the bestseller list, yet. I do have many years of professional writing, and book writing, under my belt and much I can share with others.

So many of you at all levels in your life and career have unique stories that you’d love to see in print. But there’s no time or you don’t know where to begin … why not work with a professional?

As those of you who have been following my blog know, I love digging into history and people’s biographies (under my real name, and as Nicola Adams I dive headfirst into paranormal). If it’s a mystery, I’ll dig till I find the facts. If there are old immigration records or birth records that need to be scoured … I’m there. What if the information about your family is in an old shoebox gathering dust and in a language your family has long since stopped using? I’m on it.

That’s just one service I can offer you as a Ghostwriter.

As a Developmental Editor I can offer you help in writing your story, that article, or that coffee table book about a subject you’re passionate about. I can help you dig deep and find out exactly what it is you want to say, and how you can say it in a way that grabs people. Through targeted questions I help you uncover your story.

Send me a message and let’s talk about that book or article you’ve been wanting to write.

elynnh2write (at)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Banned in Ballard?

I realize “Banned Book” week has come and gone, but it took me a while to realize how relevant it actually was to me (aside from the fact that I've read a large number of the books on that list).

You see, I suspect that my latest YA novel, Out in the Dark under pen name Nicola Adams, was in fact banned (or censured) from a bookstore in Seattle.
It hadn’t occurred to me that a book about a multi-state car-chase (in a 1966 Pontiac GTO), Remote Viewing, and a teenager trying to rescue his psychic warrior father from a rogue government group was considered ban-worthy.

But, that appears to be exactly what happened. When I contacted the bookstore in question I was curtly told that my book did not fit their programming.

I tried, respectfully, to open a dialogue on the “how and why” of their programming but was shut down.

I guess that means my book was really banned.
Imagine that. It sure surprised me.

Get yourself a copy and let me know what you think. The book is available in both ebook and paperback – almost! – everywhere books are sold.

Thank you!

PS: Makes me wonder how the sequel will be received!

Monday, October 3, 2016

A New Short Story Available (Free)

I’ve just uploaded a new short story to my website and to celebrate the start of the Autumn season, I’m offering it for free. Find it here:

It’s called “Foreign Affairs” and is an exploration of trying to build something meaningful across cultures in a post-conflict environment. 

I am deeply grateful for the permission given to me to take elements of a real person’s life and use them in this story. He/She shall remain anonymous.

The story, as I said, is free, however I have to work within the confines of SquareSpace, my webhosting service and they use a dedicated 3rd party for commerce, such as selling stories online. I assure you they are secure and I do not get to see or access any personal details from any of you. All I get is a report of how many people purchased or downloaded one or more of my stories. 

If that assurance still makes you uncomfortable, then please send me a quick note that you’d like to receive “Foreign Affairs” to my email box set up specifically for that purpose and I’ll send you a pdf of the story. 
elynnh2write (at) (you know how it works, I’m trying to avoid bot traffic).

Thanks and happy reading.