Saturday, May 5, 2018

Writing and Symbolism

Like life, I like writing rich in symbolism. In researching for a ghostwriting project, I came across this list of communication symbols. I'd take it one step further and improve on these. Study your symbols and come up with truly unique meanings. Seeing crow as a bad omen isn't unique (or even interesting). Find truly unique characteristics if you want your work to stand out--and apply to your similes and metaphors; liken something to the characteristic of a symbol that I've never considered. Focus in, don't be broad. What do the Egyptians say? What about the Greeks? How about Ted Andrews of Animal Speaks? Challenge yourself.

40 Visual Symbols Every Communicator Needs to Know


Monday, April 23, 2018

Elizabeth Kracht's 2018 Conference Schedule

I wear two hats in publishing: literary agent and freelance developmental editor. If you want to pitch your book to an agent, these are the conferences I'll be attending this year: ThrillerFest in NY in July; Antioch Writers in OH in July; Willamette in OR in August; PNWA in Seattle in September; Book Passage Mystery Writers in CA in late September; and Walla Walla, WA in October. 

I have found more than fifty-percent of my clients through conferences.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Special Offer for Black History Month




I wanted to take a moment and share my author Danny Gardner's historical thriller for Black History Month--the ebook is just $2.99, though this is one of those books I'd rather have in hand. Danny is a meticulous historian whose books cover the period of 1950s Chicago. When I talked to Danny on the phone last, we talked for two hours about the heartbreak of his latest research for book two in the Elliot Caprice Series, which I'm so looking forward to reading. I wouldn't do our conversation any justice by trying to describe its contents, but my worldview has vastly grown for conversations with Danny, and I feel his work is important.

To read more about Danny and his work, click here.

To buy Danny's a copy of Danny's book, click here.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New England Patriot Nate Solder & Son Hudson




New England Patriot Nate Solder's son Hudson is fighting a rare kidney cancer.

Sports Illustrated just did a story on Hudson and the Solder family's journey with cancer.

To watch the Sports Illustrated video on Nate and his family's story, click here. 

I am currently shopping Nate's book--HUDSON'S HOSPITAL BAND--to help raise awareness and money for children's cancers.

Please also consider donating to The Jimmy Fund.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mia Thompson's Sacrificing Sapphire Releases

Very excited for the release of Sacrificing Sapphire, book four in thriller Sapphire Series, and just in time for Christmas. If you like a fun, humorous, sexy Christmas thriller, this is your book.

Sapphire Dubois is a reluctant heiress living in Beverly Hills and a vigilante. She has secrets in her past she barely understands that prompt her to hunt serial killers in LA. And, unfortunately (or fortunately), she's in love with a cop who is trying to stop the vigilante "serial catcher."

Author Mia Thompson's screenwriting experience is evident in her writing. The chapters of her books end on cliffhangers, just when you think they're going to kiss they don't... Mia's books are fast-paced and fun.

To order Sacrificing Sapphire or one of the other books in Mia's series, click here.

To visit Mia's website, click here.






I worked with Laraine Denny Burrell over about four drafts of her original memoir manuscript. She has some amazing and unique life experiences to share.

I'm so proud that she's getting recognition for her memoir.

Her memoir was featured on Popsugar in their article "8 Books to Read on the Plane to Inspire Your Journey."

Loraine's memoir is a wonderful eulogy to her father as well as the coming-of-age story of a young dancer who would go on the travel the world as a professional dancer.

To read Popsugar's article, click here.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jim L'Etoile on Sacramento Serial Killers

My author James L'Etoile was interviewed on ABC10.com on the city of Sacramento's contribution to the nation's serial killers.

To watch the video, click here.