The Truth About Elves

Book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! It’s so cold here in Central Illinois this morning that if you’re outside and you take in a deep breath, it’s like you’re inviting winter to settle into your lungs. Brrr!

Fortunately, there are plenty of fun things to read to keep us all warm. Speaking of which, I’ve posted this week’s book review for you. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the debut, The Appeal, by author Janice Hallett. Check out the opening to my post about this murder mystery:

The members of a community theater group come together to support one of their own through a family tragedy, but tensions mount as people accuse one another of lies and deceptions. When someone in the group dies, everyone becomes a suspect. Author Janice Hallett uses the epistolary approach that starts with intrigue but loses steam halfway through her debut novel The Appeal.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Weather like this makes me think of the holidays; if you’re in the mood for a holiday book, check out my novella The Truth About Elves that the Midwest Book Review called “literary hot chocolate.” Get more info now!

And, of course, take care of each other and then yourselves, readers. Have a great Wednesday!


Warmer weather on the way!

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! We’ve just survived a week of frigid temperatures here in Central Illinois, but the kind meteorologists locally and nationally promise warmer weather is on the way — yay! That means spring is practically here, right? 😀

Well, maybe not quite. But we do have here, now, is great content coming your way this week. First, this week’s short story. A reminder to anyone who might have missed my new year’s post last week: this year I’m dedicating The Write Edge Writing Workshop to micro fiction, which many sites/experts say comes in at around 300 words or less. Because I tend to write long, I know I need this challenge to help me tighten my prose and really pick my words with care.

Micro fiction is really short, so I won’t be offering the paragraph-long excerpts as teasers. Instead, I’ll give you a single line from each week’s short short fiction. Hopefully those single lines will entice you to want to read more.

Here’s the excerpt from this week’s story:

There it was in black and white: a balance of zero.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday I’ll share a new book review with you. Tomorrow sees the release of Diane Chamberlain’s newest novel, The Last House on the Street. Find out what I thought of this book in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Then, on Friday, we go back to Instagram where I share bits and pieces of my writing and non-writing life. Check out older posts by finding me on the app with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or go to my Facebook author page. You can also see quick previews here on the home page of The Write Edge.

Also, I know the holidays are done, but if you’re still in the mood for a quick holiday read, please do check out my debut novella, The Truth About Elves. Readers are falling in love with Curtis and the entire gang at the Arctic Circle; join them!

Your assignment this week, readers: take care of each other and then yourselves.

Have a great night!


It’s my book birthday!!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! When I started The Write Edge in 2010, I didn’t know that one day I’d be saying these words.


Here’s a shot of the newest poster to join the wall in my writing studio this morning!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far by buying/pre-ordering The Truth About Elves and reviewing it. It’s now available on all platforms, from a variety of stores. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, what are you waiting for? 😀 Go to my author website and snag it for yourself now!

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with more of our regular content. In the meantime…

Get the vaccine.

Wear a mask.

Wash your hands.

Show a stranger some kindness today.

Have a wonderful day, readers, and definitely have a piece of cake to celebrate!