Here is the BookTok for my newest release, There’s a Pond in My Backyard that tells the real life story that inspired the book.
Don’t scroll past this video just yet.
So many people think that backyards are just plain plots of grass, but they can be so much more.
We’ve always had a koi pond in our backyard, and that attracted all sorts of wildlife like birds, squirrels, and—believe it or not—wild bunnies, but it also attracted some—shall we say—less desirable animals, like raccoons and herons—for some reason—that threatened the koi in the pond.
My new book, There’s a Pond in My Backyard, tells the story of—what else?—our backyard koi pond. It’s an illustrated children’s story book for kids aged two to six, about the real-life koi pond, the wildlife, and the dangers that lurk in nature.
It’s important to note that no illustrated animals are harmed in this book!
I had so much fun illustrating this book, and I hope you’ll read it.
This book was a cool experiment with AI. I used the AI interface to generate thousands of writing prompts over the course of three weeks, carefully curating them so there would be a variety of genres and writing techniques, including dialogue, narrative, showing and not telling, and writing descriptive passages. Prompts were selected, re-written, edited, and revised until they were ready for publication. The result is a unique writing journal, sure to provide all writers with inspiration for a long time.
Here is the BookTok for my new release, 365-Day Writing Challenge: A Year of Writing Prompts.
This book is perfect for writers of all levels who need a little inspiration. With 365 unique prompts, you’ll never run out of ideas. From romance to horror, from poetry to memoir, this book has it all. Plus, the prompts are designed to help you practice different writing techniques, so you’ll improve your skills along the way.
And the best part? You can go at your own pace. Complete one prompt a day, one a week, or whenever you have the time. The choice is yours. But one thing is for sure: with this book, you’ll never have writer’s block again.
So, are you up for the challenge? Let’s write our hearts out for the next 365 days. Don’t forget to like and follow me for more great book recommendations and writing tips. Let’s do this!
You can purchase 365-Day Writing Challenge: A Year of Writing Prompts on Amazon. If you’d like a free copy for review, please leave a comment or send me an email. If you’ve already read it, please let me know by posting a review, and don’t forget to like this video and follow me for more BookToks and new releases.
Here is the BookTok for my new release, Braelynn’s Birthright–Book 2: Fallen Angel. I am currently brainstorming the third book in the series, tentatively called Origins.
Fallen Angel is the thrilling sequel to Wendigo. In the second book in the Braelynn’s Birthright series, Braelynn and her friends are back, and this time, they face an even bigger challenge.
It’s been a few years since Braelynn inherited her grandmother’s ring and the curse that came with it. After graduating from high school, Braelynn and her friends opened a sort of detective agency, figuring out how to help people who have problems with supernatural entities. But when more and more of the creatures start giving her the same chilling message that something powerful is coming, she realizes that an evil being is at play.
Will Braelynn be able to take down a fallen angel hell bent on stealing her soul?
Get ready for an action-packed adventure with Braelynn and her friends in Braelynn’s Birthright—Book 2: Fallen Angel.
This book unites characters from Wendigo with those in my other books, Revamped and The Revenant to create a common world.
If you’d like a free copy for review, please leave a comment or send me an email. If you’ve already read it, please let me know by posting a review, and don’t forget to like this video and follow me for more BookToks and new releases.
A booktok is a video posted on TikTok in which readers discuss books they’ve read. This is supposed to be a great marketing tool, as well, so I’ve decided to dip my foot into the TikTok waters.
Creating this video was no mean feat. First, I had to write the script. Next, I filmed myself which necessitated getting used to seeing myself on the screen. After more than twenty takes, I managed to de-sensitize myself to this phenomenon. Lastly–and perhaps the most daunting–I had to figure out how to edit the video. This meant learning how to use Adobe Premiere Pro. If you’ve ever used any Adobe Suite products, you know just how complicated and confusing a task this can be. I managed to find an amazing video describing the basics (Thanks to Justin Brown an Saj Adibs for their amazing YouTube how tos).
The result is fairly successful (I think), particularly for a first try. Take a look for yourself (see video embedded above).
Here is the transcript for this booktok:
Author Elise Abram here with what I hope will be one of many more BookToks to come.
Today’s book is Braelynn’s Birthright—Book 1: Wendigo. If you’re a fan of Supernatural, the Nancy Drew television series, or Legacies, you’re sure to be a fan of this book.
In the book, Braelynn inherits her grandmother’s ring, but the ring has been cursed, making her a magnet for supernatural entities. As she learns to navigate her new powers, she’s joined by her friends Sommer, Shannon (who happens to be a werewolf), and Winona, an Ojibwe shaman-in-training. The four of them band together to vanquish the wendigo threatening to destroy the local watershed.
This book explores what It’s like to feel as if you are different from everyone else and you don’t belong. It shows how powerful you can be when you embrace your differences instead of try to fit in and be like everyone else.
Braelynn’s Birthright is available at all major online retailers.
I hope you’ll let me know what you think if you read it.
Until next time, goodbye!
To buy Braelynn’s Birthright–Book 1: Wendigo, please see my list of YA books for purchase links.