Restoration advances to the next round on Amazon!
My next novel, Restoration, advanced to the quarter finals of The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award sponsored by Publishers Weekly in the general fiction category. One ABNA expert reviewer calls Restoration “well written with an intriguing conflict and an interesting and damaged main character”. A download of the first chapter will be available soon to preview. _______________________________________________________________
Featured on the eReader Cafe this week…
The eReader Cafe is one of the largest sources for bargain and free books on the internet. They boast a following of over 23,000 on Facebook. And guess what? This week, I am their featured author. I am so thrilled to have this honor and hope you all will enjoy this interview.
From the eReader Cafe interview: Good Sunday morning! Today I have the fortune of speaking with Elaine D. Walsh, Author of Atomic Summer. Let’s kick things off with The eReader Cafe’s must-know tidbit:
Coffee or Tea?
Definitely coffee, with a little sweetner and cream. My favorite is adding some eggnog creamer at the holidays. It’s my way of indulging in the taste of eggnog without all the calories. Continue reading more on the eReader Cafe.
Welcome to TNBT blog hop!
What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way that readers can discover new authors, because with bookstores closing and publishers not promoting new authors as much, we need to find a way to introduce readers to authors they may not see in their local bookstore.
I’d like to thank fellow author Bette Lee Crosby for tagging me to participate.
Here, you’ll have the chance to find new authors along with information about Bette Lee Crosby and her novel Spare Change. See the links below to meet three other authors you might like to check out and find out what’s The Next Big Thing I am working on!
Interview by Jennifer Lafferty of the Examiner
Elaine D. Walsh’s novel “Atomic Summer” takes readers back to the early 1950′s, during the height of the Cold War. We see this complex time through the eyes of three very different teenaged girls. The three friends talk about what they would do if they knew the world was about to come to an end. They get the idea to pull a practical joke. But what starts out as an innocent prank has serious results. Let’s find out what Elaine D. Walsh has to say about “Atomic Summer” Read More in the Examiner Article
DAY SEVEN of Atomic Summer’s whimsical journey as it crosses states, countries, and the planet.
Atomic Summer enjoyed spending time on the top shelf with The Casual Vacancy and J.K. Rowling so much, it decided it was time to work harder to make it to the top. So Atomic Summer is on a mission to climb higher, starting with P90X, extreme fitness. Facebook, Tumblr or the Adventures of Atomic Summer webpage.
I just released my video trailer on You Tube. Take a look and let me know what you think. It’s my FIRST attempt at movie making so if you like it, please hit the like button. If not, well…please give me a thumbs up for trying.
One “Hot & Steamy” Atomic Summer vs. Too Many Shades of Grey
I am honored to be invited to guest post on Pavarti Tyler’s Fighting Monkey Press. When asked to think about a topic, she said it was pretty much up to me but most of her site were irreverent posts. As I began to think about a topic, I came across an article in USA Today about the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and what made it compelling to women readers. So for the moment, stop what you are doing and follow along with me as I see how my debut novel stacks up!
Brandon Author To Donate Book Profits To Cancer Research
By Alicia Squillante, Osprey Observer, July 26, 2012
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Although the quote was first spoken by Anne Frank, author Elaine D. Walsh has always found it inspirational and believes whole heartedly in the message it sends. To show her belief in that message, she will be donating the royalties from her book, Atomic Summer, to cancer research charities as well as the Hope for Kathryn “Kitty” Fowke foundation.
Although Walsh was born in Oahu, Hawaii, she spent the majority of her early years in upstate New York. She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo and received a B.A. in English. After graduating she packed up her bags and moved to Florida with a friend. Her first job was at the Tampa Tribune in the classifieds area. “I always wanted to become a writer,” said Walsh. READ MORE
IT’S HERE…Atomic Summer is exploding onto this summer’s must read list – THREE friends, TWO secrets, ONE lie, and the summer that changed their lives.
After only a few days, it’s in the top of best new releases in it’s genre. Read what people are saying about it:
Great Summer Read…“It’s one of those stories that you can sit by the pool or on the beach or anywhere you can curl up for a few hours and escape for some R&R reading enjoyment”
Rites of Passage, Fifties Style...“Elaine D. Walsh has captured the essence of budding female adulthood with the concerns of the times in this terrific summer read. Two thumbs up for Atomic Summer!”
While the nation worries about communist bombs, sixteen-year-old Bernadette Vaughn holds court in the family bomb shelter, finagling a way to read Kinsey’s groundbreaking work on human sexuality. She obsesses about boys and big city life. Her best friend, Faith McNulty is a devout Catholic who dreams of staying in their small town, marrying Allen Hanlon, and raising a family. Their awkward and unattractive friend, Octavia Mansfield doesn’t have room in her life for boys, dreams, or God. She spends most of her young life caring for her severely disabled brother.
Their conversations about what each of them would do if the end of the world were imminent become the catalyst for a prank that spins wildly beyond control and draws in an entire town.
Left behind in the wake of that summer’s events are their unrealized dreams and open wounds. In 1973, a reunion trip to the small town of their youth returns them to the summer of 1953 and the passion and betrayal that changed their lives.