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Snow Drifts

December 27, 2010

A big one-snow and wind with a blizzard predicted. Began yesterday, snowed through the night and a bit more this morning. Word is that many homes are without power. Travelers on their way to and from the airport have been stranded in trains since 1:00 am without food, water or heat, railroads and planes cancelled. Looks like winter and a tough one is here. It’s a comfort food day-tomato soup sprinkled with basil and cheese sandwiches. Tonight-ravioli with marinara sauce.

I think of a bread and butter job I worked several years ago when we were hit by a major storm. An intimate apparel show-one piece of the lingerie cost more than I paid for my entire undergarment wardrobe in a year-it took place in a small boutique hotel on the east side of Manhattan. That week, Mother Nature sent snow, snow and more snow. Many of the exhibitors never made it into the city and many never received their merchandise which was held up at the airports unable to be delivered. Buyers were stranded too except for a handful that had arrived early and werre staying at the hotel. We (the staff)managed to arrive through the wonders of the New York Subway system although we waded through piles of snow to arrive, leave and find an open sandwich place to buy lunch. but the show went on.

We did have an unexpected group who were dying to peek at the models in the show. A rugby team, down from Canada, was stranded and they thought it would be a good way to while away the hours. The owner of the show and the models thought otherwise. I’ll never forget the sight of our boss, all 5′ of her tackling an enormous player as he tried to sneal in the door.

For more about me, please visit http://www.elisewarner.com My cozy mystery titled Scene Stealer is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com, http://www.carinapress.com
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Behind in my Blogging

December 14, 2010

Just getting over the worst cold since childhood. My blog was severly neglected. All my energy went into thinking about my novel to be and a new blog Mystery authors that are published by Carina have begun.

The title of our group is Not Your Usual Suspects because we write cozy, romace, paranormal, suspense and a wide range affiliated with the genre.

We launched yesterday with Julie Moffet opening for the group and today’s post was written by Marcelle Dube who offered a French-Canadian recipe to go with her warm holiday greetings.

I’m set for Sunday, December 19 and I hope all of you will join all of us as we talk about mystery, writing and life.

Our address is http://notyouruusualsuspects.blogspot.com

If you’d like to know more about me, log on to http://www.elisewarner.com

My cozy eBook titled Scene Stealer is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com, http://www.carinapress.com
Carina Press: Your next great read!
and wherver eBooks are sold. An audio version has been produced by http://www.audible.com
Listen to a bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

Guest Blogger

December 1, 2010

Hello everyone:

I’m guest blogging onPatricia Prestion’s blog today.

http://www.patricia-preston.blogspot.com

Blogging about where I found the characters, the sights, sounds and smells of New York that led to my eBook Scene Stealer

Please drop by and say hello.

The Castle on the Moon

November 29, 2010


My mother and father, my aunts and uncles, all enjoyed a game of poker. The stakes were low-no one in my family had money-but every other weekend they gathered around the dining room table and played their penny and two poker as if they were in a saloon in the big, bad, lawless West.
Dad, a careful player, played his cards “close to the vest.” My mother would bluff and often won which drove my father a little bit nutty. My uncle often expounded on the finer points of the game-which everyone ignored-and my eldest aunt would ask me to sit by her side to bring her luck, show me her cards and mutter, “Pooh, pooh,” before raising the ante.
My cousins and I would grow restless despite the chance to nibble on candy and nuts that had been placed around the table and would finally escape into the bedroom where we would take turns making up stories. A favorite was The Castle on the Moon.
Whenever the moon ripened and became full, I could see a castle that lived high on a cliff. It towered over the bottomless, sinister ocean that lay far, far below the overhang and sometimes I imagined I could see the princess-cold and friendless-as she wandered through the many rooms and chambers that held her prisoner.
When it was my cousin’s turn to continue the tale, he spoke of rescue. He would find a way to rocket to the moon, take his trusty sword and slither down a rope from the rocket to the castle where he would free the lovely princess we had named Genevieve. His sister, a few years older and a budding feminist turned the princess into a prince who would become King Gene and, being the grateful sort, crown her Queen of the Moon.
Some years later, when man conquered space, I was thrilled but, I must admit, disappointed. No castle was found on the moon. No trace of a princess or prince. No sinister ocean and no rock face. But my imagination still runs wild and I tell stories.
For more about me and my tales, please log on to http://www.elisewarner.com Scene Stealer, my cozy mystery, is available through http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com. http://www.carinapress.com
Carina Press: Your next great read!
and wherever eBooks are sold. An audio version is available at http://www.audible.com
Listen to a bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

A Brighter Day

November 22, 2010


It’s good to be back working at my computer after a minor eye operation. Not the most frightening operation but for someone with a vivid imagination not the breeze so many imply. When the patch-a plastic oval with tiny holes that fits over the eye – was removed the morning after, bright light charged my now sensitive eye. The white paint on my apartment walls glared at me. A periwinkle shirt became a passionate purple. I could now tell navy blue from black and yellows were as bright as the sun at mid-day. I did receive a bit of a shock when I saw white spots on the windows; luckily before I panicked and called the doctor, I realized the white spots were just spots of dirt on windows that needed to be washed.
Now it’s catch-up time-the next chapter in a new novel, an article that needs to be tweaked, my neglected blog, Twitter and Facebook. Over 200 emails to be answered, submissions to be sent and leads to be followed but…I’m home.
For more information about me, please log on to http://www.elisewarner.com, http://www.twitter.com/elisewarner, http://www.Facebook.om/elisewarnerb
Scene Stealer, my cozy mystery eBook is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com, http://www.carinapress.com
Carina Press: Your next great read!

Scene Stealer is available in an audio version produced by http://www.audible.com
Listen to a bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

Melbourne’s Trams

October 25, 2010


A complimentary ride on Melbourne’s City Circle will introduce my husband and me to a city famous for its network of trams. Wide streets, tree-lined boulevards, gardens and history await us as we travel along Flinders Street in a colorful burgundy tram with gold and cream trim

The city’s first horse trams began on a suburban line in 1884; cable trams were initiated one year later. In 1889, electric trams took over and the City Circle Line has served tourists and city residents since 1936.

We spot the City Circle logo and board at Treasury Gardens; the oldest in Melbourne. Directly to the rear is Fitzroy Gardens and Captain James Cook’s Cottage commemorating the English navigator, his life and his voyages in the southern hemisphere.

The next stop is the Gold Treasury Museum; we’re interested in its permanent collection Built on Gold. Eight of the vaults that stored the gold bullion now show how Victoria’s precious metal fashioned Melbourne’s destiny – the diggings, bush rangers who attacked the diggers on their journey to Melbourne to sell nuggets or dust, buyers working the fields who offered diggers a lower price than banks and bullion merchants and escort troops who charged one shilling per ounce of gold.

By switching to Tram No.16 at Swanton Street and St. Kilda Road, visitors may travel to the Shrine of Remembrance – a memorial completed in 1934 – dedicated to men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom. A climb to the top of the complex is rewarded with magnificent views of Melbourne’s skyline. Tram No.16 also carries beach lovers to St. Kilda where Melbourne’s citizens walk and cycle along the palm lined shore, sit at outdoor cafés, and gaze at Port Phillip Bay’s panoramic scenes.

Back on the City Circle Tram the following day, we arrive at Melbourne’s Aquarium where Giant Sharks and Sting Rays reside in a 2.2 million litre oceanarium then onward to La Trobe Street where Flagstaff Gardens is located on the highest sector of land in the city. A shiver of fear attacks when we stop at the Old Melbourne Gaol, the site of 135 hangings between 1842 and 1929 including that of infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly.

The tram turns on Spring Street where the Princess Theatre home welcomes generations of theatre goers, luminaries and ghosts. Notably, the ghost of the baritone “Frederici,” who died of a heart attack while performing Mephistopheles in Gounod’s opera Faust; another shiver when I learn he returned to take his bow.

We wait for Tram No. 55 on Elizabeth Street; the tram will deposit us at the Queen Victoria Market. More than 1000 stalls offer meat, fish, bakery products, fruit, vegetables and an abundance of general merchandise and knick-knacks. Cafes are close to the Queen Victoria and Sundays a wine market is in residence.

This is the second century of electric trams in Melbourne; providing a delightful and inexpensive overview of Melbourne and the inner suburbs.
For more information about me-log on to http://www.elisewarner.com My cozy mystery eBook is available at http://www.bn.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com, http://www.carinapress.com
Carina Press: Your next great read!
and wherever eBooks are sold. Scene Stealer is also procued as an audio book by http://www.audible.com

Listen to a Bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

A Link to Audio

October 22, 2010


Now Scene Stealer is available on audio. Produced by audible.com
Listen to a Bestseller for $7.49 at Audible.com
My cozy mystery is now available not only as an eBook but in android an iPod. Exciting for me. My amateur detective Augusta Weidenmaier would be pleased. The young kidnapped boy, Kevin Corcoran would take it for granted. He’s grown up with all the marvels of the internet, Facebook and Twitter, iPhones and iPads and the wonders of tomorrow. To learn more about me, please log on to http://www.elisewarner.com, twitter.com/elisewarner and facebook.com/elisewarnerb Te eBook version of Scene Stealer is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com and http://www.carinapress.com
Carina Press: Your next great read!

Scene Stealer Audio Version

October 15, 2010

Today is a red letter day for me. October 15-the day that Scene Stealer is released in an audio version by http://www.audible.com I look forward to hearing the book read. I’m sure my characters are looking forward to it too. Scene Stealer is available (eBook version) is available at carinapress.com
Carina Press: Your next great read!
barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, borders.com and wherever eBooks are sold

A Poke from Miss Weidenmaier

October 11, 2010

I’m sitting at my computer writing away. A new novel with characters I’m beginning to get to know rather well when all of a sudden I feel a poke. A poke that has connected with a soft spot in the part of my brain that says a character is here that wants you to tell her story.
I lifted my fingers from the keyboard, closed my eyes and there she was-actually here she is-the lady is persistent. The character is Augusta Weidenmaier and she wants another mystery featuring her. “After all”, she says, “The cover of Scene Stealer says An Augusta Weidenmaier Mystery, and I should be the first person you think about. You were in the theatre, you should respect top billing”
Trying to reason with a strong personality like Miss Weidenmaier is difficult but I did try. I explained about the new book and how I was fourteen chapters into the first draft. I told her she had to know the people in that book would take exception to my putting them aside in favor of writing about her. I asked her if she could, would wait ‘til I finished and then I would be all hers and we could work on the new Augusta Weidenmaier Mystery together. Teamwork?
Lord, she is one stubborn woman who usually gets what she wants. I finally managed to get her to agree to a compromise. I would work on the novel I started in the morning and Miss Weidenmaier’s mystery in the afternoon and we’ll both cross our fingers and hope it works. I’ll let you know how we progress.
For more info about me-please log on to http://www.elisewarner.com Scene Stealer (an Augusta Weidenmaier Mystery) is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com, www. Carinapress.com
Download hot ebooks from Carina Press
and wherever eBooks are sold. An audio version will be released by audible.com on Oct. 15

Scene Stealer at Book Lovers Book Reviews

October 10, 2010


“The World is Beautiful Today…” Received a 4/5 rating for Scene Stealer at http://www.bookloverbookreviews.com Book Lover is a reviewer-Joanne P. who is an Australia. Jo also did an interview with me and I couldn’t be more pleased. Please take a trip Down Underand leave a comment.
I’ve been to that marvelous, magical country three times and have fallen in love with it from the tropical rain forest to Alice. From kangeroos and koalas to the smallest penguins in the world.
If you’d like to know more about me, please log on to http://www.elisewarner.com My cozy mystery is available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.borders.com, http://www.carinapress.com
Download hot ebooks from Carina Press
and wherever eBooks are sold. An audio version will be released by http://www.audible.com on Oct. 15