Elizabeth Blackwell

About me

Elizabeth Blackwell is the author of “While Beauty Slept,” a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, Feb. 2014). She is an avid reader of historical fiction dating back to the Norah Lofts/Jean Plaidy/Susan Howatch books she devoured in high school.

From my website

#WritingTips: Write What You Love?

No one needs another Titanic book. That’s what kept going through my head as I started work on what would become ON A COLD DARK SEA. Everyone’s seen the movie; the tragedy has long since been over-exploited. But I had this idea I couldn’t let go of, one of those…

A Dying Literary Genre: The Christmas Letter

It’s four days until Christmas, and I’ve gotten hardly any Christmas letters. You may remember those from the distant past….say, 1995. In mid-December, your mailbox would fill up with cards from great-aunts and cousins and friends from college who’d moved far away. The cards almost always included a one-page summary…

Cover Girl

The cover design process is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking parts of publishing a book. A great cover helps sell your book to readers, but it also needs to convey the story and tone in the right way (so those readers know what they’re getting). And take note,…

 
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