Friday, January 28, 2005


It's official...I've signed a contract with Amber Quill Press to publish my time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, LADY OF THE TWO LANDS. I'm so excited!

LADY was originally published with NovelBooks, and they did a great job...but unfortunately, they've gone under. I'd really like LADY to have a better chance at selling, so I'm delighted it has a new home. Should be released on or around May 1; more updates here when available.

To check out Amber Quill Press's other great books, go here:

Still searching for publishers for my other books and books-to-be. Will keep you posted right here when there's any news.

So, what's your news? How is 2005 treating you so far?


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Jack Frost's Artwork, Jan. 15, 2005
Posted by Elizabeth Delisi

Okay, I've Had My Fill Of Snow...

Since I posted the last picture of our big snowstorm (which WAS big--for Western Kansas standards, anyway) we've had unrelenting cold weather, with many days in the single digits and many nights below zero. Our (dirt) road is a solid sheet of ice, as is our yard and every parking lot to every store and doctor's office in town. It's been beautiful...and as proof of that, I think I'll try my hand at posting a picture of a lovely picture Jack Frost painted on my office window a few days ago. But I'm ready for it to melt, so I can stop shuffling around like an old lady, afraid to fall and break a bone or three! Fortunately, the weather man predicts warmer temps for the next few days, so I hope that'll do the trick.

There sure has been a lot of weird weather all over the world this year. That awful tsunami...I hope you all have made a donation to tsunami relief?...then the avalanches, mudslides, etc. What the heck is going on? Somebody is asleep at the weather controls.

So what's going on, weather-wise or anything else you'd like to comment on, in your neck of the woods?


Thursday, January 06, 2005

Our big snowstorm! 1-5-05
Posted by Elizabeth Delisi

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter has finally hit western Kansas, with full force. After two days of sleet and freezing rain, leaving about half an inch of ice on every surface, the snow began. What we've ended up with is about 3-4" of snow over the ice, and sub-zero temperatures. The high today never got out of the teens, and currently (11 p.m.), my thermometer shows it's a balmy -2 degrees outside. Brrr! I walked up to the end of the street for the mail, and by the time I got back, my hands were in terrible pain--even with gloves on and my hands in my pockets.

Across the state, there are 83,000 people without electricity, due to ice buildup breaking power lines, and knocking tree limbs onto power lines. They say some folks will be without power for 7-10 days. I'm so thankful we didn't lose power here. We do have a woodburning stove, so we could stay warm for a while...but the septic pump goes out with no electricity, and you know what that means.

It sure is pretty out there, though, with all the snow and ice. Just too bad it didn't happen in time for a white Christmas!

So, how were your holidays? Did you stay up till midnight on New Year's Eve to see in 2005? Here's hoping it will be a happier, healthier, and more peaceful year for all.