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Elizabeth Fisher
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Elizabeth Fisher replied to Christopher Tiller's discussion 'Hi eveyone, I'm looking for a little help.' in the group Book Excerpts
"Hi Christopher. I agree with Anna about needing a little resolution. The piece sounded like a teaser chapter from a book as opposed to stand alone short story. Writing-wise, I’d save the apostrophes for either the slang words like…"
Apr 12, 2016
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Jan 24, 2016
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Oct 23, 2015
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Sorry. No Blood Suckers.

It’s only natural that my novel, Curse Me Not, should fall into the genre that I read the most and like the best—paranormal romance. What’s unnatural, however, is the novel doesn’t involve any of the usual suspects found in the genre. Not a one. In fact, to some paranormal romance lovers, I may have committed a sacrilege. For instance, Curse Me Not manages just fine without:A vampire,…See More
Jul 27, 2015
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Why I Care What You Think

I’d like to believe I’m a smart author in that I want to learn from my mistakes. That being said, I’m finding that my most important “teacher" is you, the reader. What you say about what you read matters—a lot. That’s where book reviews come in. By leaving feedback as to how you feel about what you just read on a book’s page at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, wherever, you help your fellow readers discover new authors to love, but you also let authors know what we did good or where we…See More
Jun 30, 2015
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“69”-ing: Does It Satisfy?

On a blog I perused recently, I picked up an interesting tidbit. It’s a practice called “69-ing” and, no, it’s not that 69-ing!With all the books out there on the market these days, hip readers have a new way to test whether a prospective purchase is worth their money and interest. They flip the book open to page 69 and start reading. The theory is that by page 69 of any book, the reader should be happily caught up in the story. Thus, if you read page 69 of a fictional contender and like it,…See More
May 19, 2015
Day parker liked Elizabeth Fisher's blog post Choosing a Publisher: A Horror Story
May 16, 2015
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Choosing a Publisher: A Horror Story

When I first thought about writing a novel, I have to admit I did so because I found myself tired of reading the same paranormal romance theme over and over. I’m a freelance copywriter and editor so it hit me. I could do this beaten up genre some good. Turned out, the plot of my debut novel, Curse Me Not, flowed out of me as easy as molasses, as did the characters and the pivotal scenes. It was fun taking personal memories, adding a romantic fantasy or two, then wrapping it all up in a…See More
May 6, 2015
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Why On Earth Knoxville, Tennessee?

Why did I pick Knoxville, Tennessee, as the setting for my debut novel, Curse Me Not? Easy. The town is big enough to have everything from an opera company to a paint ball club, yet it’s small enough for neighbors know neighbors and people to actually go downtown to see a movie or have a martini. It was perfect for my main character, an Appalachian unsophisticate who's recently gained the ability to see auras and the more lucrative ability to clean revenge curses from those auras. She needed a…See More
Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 14, 2015
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Curse Me Not - An Excerpt

Here's an excerpt from my paranormal romance, Curse Me Not. To find out more about the book or to read my blog, I'd love for you to visit (By the way if you've gotten a message from me with this excerpt, please forgive me. I clicked on the wrong button!)Frustration became a bad taste in my mouth, as did…See More
Mar 12, 2015
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For all you writers and readers who are into the Paranormal phenomena. This is the Group for you.See More
Mar 12, 2015
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A Preter-what?

When I wrote my novel, Curse Me Not, what I didn’t count on was how I would see myself after the writing was done.The paranormal twist I use in in the book is one that speaks to auras and curses upon auras. The fundamental question I had to answer as I developed the story’s alternate reality was this: While we perceive our 3-D self just by looking in a mirror, how does our aura fit into…See More
Mar 11, 2015
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Mar 11, 2015
Patrick Middleton commented on Elizabeth Fisher's blog post 'Talking About Curses and The Evil Eye'
"Hello again, Elizabeth, Well, as far as bad things coming in threes, you need to remember that it's got to get better after the third 'blessing' hits! I have learned that in life, the things one finds to be difficult usually turn out…"
Feb 19, 2015
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Talking About Curses and The Evil Eye

My life has definitely been blessed, but there are days when nothing seems to go right. Like a superstitious peasant woman out of the Middle Ages, I start counting since, as we all know, bad things come in threes. I twist an ankle during Jazzercise – that’s one. I come home to find an overflowing toilet – that’s two. Hell’s bells! What’s going to be number three? Indeed, thinking back to…See More
Jan 8, 2015

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Favorite Book
The Stand
Favorite Author
Stephen King

It's with pleasure I offer my debut novel, Curse Me Not, for your enjoyment. It brings a new and southern twist to paranormal romance that I hope "y'all" will enjoy.  [Publisher: Champagne Books, Released: December 2014, 280 pages, ISBN: 9781771551243, ASIN: B00PKLJF9Q]


Curse Me Not introduces southern unsophisticate Elzetta Swan who recently gained the ability to see auras and the more lucrative ability to clean revenge curses from those auras. Embracing the gift faster than grass through a goose, she’s about to finish her first year as a licensed "bodywasher" with a trendy new lifestyle and a countrified inner child that’s skipping all the way to the bank.


Then a routine cleansing turns preternaturally butt ugly. Suddenly finding herself in over her head, Elzetta begins to suspect a powerful invoker has come to town—one who’s hooked on the rush of setting particularly nasty curses—and that he’s visiting at the behest of a mysterious local who has a serial hunger for revenge. As she attempts to track down the culprits, Elzetta will face two fateful confrontations. Each will threaten her new life and the hallelujah hankering she has for the reluctant white knight who’s helping her, but together these confrontations could do much worse. They could create in Elzetta a vengeful rage all her own.


If you would like more information about me or my novel, please feel free to visit Curse Me Not is available at most major booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

Elizabeth Fisher's Blog

Whatcha Got to Lose?

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 8:35pm 0 Comments

After publishing my urban fantasy novel, Curse Me Not, which is about a woman who can cleanse curses off people’s auras, I was surprised by readers asking me about aura health. My novel was, by definition, fiction, so I turned to real world experts and was surprised that generally the answer doesn’t involve as much New Age mumbo-jumbo as I’d imagined. (Yep, I was…


Watch Out For Shotguns

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

Let me guess. When you hear “Appalachia” you picture moonshine, clan feuds, illiterate hillbillies living up “hollers,” shotguns at every door jamb, and maybe banjo music playing in the background.


Have you noticed how stereotypes are invariably wrong but they live on because there’s a kernel of truth hidden inside the b*******?


Where I live…


Flow Good, Ebb Bad

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

Fictional writing should offer a rhythm, a pattern, and a sound. Together these elements create what’s needed for any decent narrative: flow. Without flow, readers will soon find themselves disinterested in what you’ve written and, frankly, perturbed at you.


Here’s an example of what I mean from my novel, Curse Me Not. Read this passage, not for…


A Random Bit of Fate

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

My Knoxville writers’ group has been at it again with more flash fiction. This time we used Seventh Sanctum to give us individual prompts. Seventh Sanctum is a website that provides randomly generated ideas that inspire writers. The following is what came out of my random prompt, “A Jew on the River Styx.” Since I’m Jewish, it seemed a random bit of fate!



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