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Chick-fil-A Literacy Night 9/29

Book Signing

 Book Signing Event 9/29th

So excited to be participating in Literacy Night at Chick-fil-A (Main Street – Suffolk) on September 29th for 5pm-8pm. Come on out and support 3 local authors: Janice Holland, Nan O’Berry, and myself!

My book, Love Echoed Back, can be purchased 3 different ways: 

  1. Support a local business: Purchase from the Christian Bookstore of Suffolk (in the same shopping center as Chick-fil-A).
  2. Purchase on the internet: or
  3. Purchase onsite at Chick-fil-A on 9/29th!!!

I will be available to sign books, discuss possible speaking engagements, and host a drawing for a gift basket containing items from the author, the Christian Bookstore of Suffolk, and Chick-fil-A.   

Come early – there may be free chicken involved!! (hint, hint) 

Remember, the holiday season is almost upon us, and this book would make a great gift!! Hope to see you, your family, and all your friends there!!!!  

PS: The message of Love Echoed Back is meant to encourage and inspire those who are going through the tough stuff of life! Will you help me spread the word? If you haven’t already, consider following me on Facebook by clicking the LIKE button!! 

Click here and visit my page:

I am almost at 500 followers – would you mind helping me exceed that number so I can continue to reach those who need to hear the message God has given me? A simple click could do just that!!! Your support is invaluable to me and I thank you in advance!!!  xoxo 

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Don’t Forget – Book Signing This Saturday!!

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Looking forward to Saturday! Come Celebrate with Us!

Book Signing, October 11th from 7-8:30pm

Where: Believers Church, 4500 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23321 (in the Welcome Center)

For this event, books will be available at signing (cash or check only) for the following:

Softcover Books – $12   Hardcover (limited supply) $20 (that’s $9 off)



See You There!

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Tidewater News Article

Starting to make the papers! Read the entire Tidewater News article using the link below. The Tidewater News services Franklin, Southampton, and Isle of Wight Counties here in Virginia. Special thanks to Merle Monahan for doing this story!!

Tidewater News photo

By Merle Monahan/Contributing Writer – The Tidewater News

This same article will soon be appearing in the Suffolk News Herald as well.

 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

PSALMS 100: 1-5

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Book Signing!

Book Signing Event!

Join me:

Saturday, October 11th

from 7-8:30pm


Believers Church

4500 Peek Trail

Chesapeake, VA 23321

Book Signing


Book available through,, and

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Love Echoed Back – Now Available

Dear Family and Friends,

Today I am so grateful to be able to tell you that Love Echoed Back has been officially released by Westbow Press!

Love Echoed Back Released

Currently, you can purchase a softcover, hardcover, or e-book copy through various online stores, such as,, or It will be available in regular bookstores soon. Be one of the first to receive a copy! And, don’t forget to go to or and write a review.

Please feel free to share this post with family and friends!! With the release of the book, I am looking forward to going out and sharing what Jesus has done – so if you have a church, a small group, a men’s or women’s group, or any other event that would be an appropriate venue, I would love to come and share my story in person! You can communicate those requests through my blog’s Contact Page.

Can’t wait to see how God will use this book!

Humbly walking with Him,


Go to Elaine’s Book – Now Available

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Book Update

Update on Love Echoed Back!

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous week!

This week, I will not be posting a full blog post. Instead, I will post just a couple of scriptures to ponder.

The reason I am not posting this week is due to the progress on my book, Love Echoed Back. I have received my manuscript back from the editor and will be reviewing a few minor edits before it goes to the Interior Designers! I would appreciate your thoughts and prayers over the next week while I wrap up the editing portion of the publishing process!

I will definitely be back to writing next week! Until then, ponder this:

What do you need to let go of? What is Jesus trying to do in your life? 

But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.  –Isaiah 43:18-19 NLT

What do you need to praise the Lord for this week?

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
    I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.  –Psalm 9:1-2 NLT

Feel free to leave a comment, and let me know what Jesus is doing in your life!




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Sneak Peek – Book Excerpt from Love Echoed Back

This week I wanted to share a small excerpt from my upcoming book: Love Echoed Back. Send me a comment using the link below and tell me what you think!

I would slowly, reluctantly, and tearfully release my status. Over the course of the last several years, I realized how wrapped up my self-image was in my status. For a period, the diplomas on my wall, the ones outlining my steps in life, defining my career, somehow took on a life of their own. They lured me into a false sense of security and safety. They flattered me into believing my success in life depended on them. They dulled my sense of hearing to the Father’s call, and they shifted my focus onto earthly issues, not eternal ones. They pretended to be my life’s work. So disillusioned by the current events surrounding me, I had to separate myself physically from them or risk drowning in their shadow. I removed them from the walls for a better part of two years unable to bear their taunts and misleading promises. Broken, I could now be healed. Crushed, I could now truly begin again. This wasn’t the work of an angry God, but a compassionate Savior saving me from myself. Life redefined, you bet. Thank goodness He holds an eraser.

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