Author Archives: Elizabeth Jennings

About Elizabeth Jennings

I am an author living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My first book, The Button Collector, was released May 6, 2013, by PageSpring Publishing.

Quote Round Up: Martin Luther King Jr.

Last year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I did a button flash piece about our trip to the MLK historic site in Atlanta and how a button caught our attention as we were leaving Ebenezer Baptist Church. This year, I’d … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 3

An Advent Calendar of Literature~what could be more perfect?   The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 3.

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Introducing The Literary Button, my new Etsy shop

I’m happy to introduce my Etsy shop, The Literary Button! Here you may find vintage button bookmarks featuring text and calligraphy. Each bookmark is bundled with a signed copy of The Button Collector and can be customized for holiday giving. … Continue reading

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Good Job, Community Colleges

Originally posted on Multifocal Lens:
Multifocal Lens is the product of a continuing education class on blogging offered by Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville, North Carolina this fall. We have been sharpening our writing skills as well as learning…

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Check Out MULTIFOCAL LENS–my students’ awesome blog

This fall I’ve been teaching a continuing education class on blogging at Blue Ridge Community College.  The experience reminds me of when I was the advisor for a creative arts journal at a girls’ boarding school–it’s so much fun to … Continue reading

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MY LITTLE BOOK BLOG offers a fresh perspective

Anyone who’s ventured into the big wide world of the blogosphere has probably stumbled upon tons of book review blogs.  As an author, the problem I’ve found is that most of them are either awful or they have a very narrow point of view–they only … Continue reading

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An Ode to Libraries, Part One

Dear readers, Here’s a shocker for you: new authors published by small, indie presses don’t go on big publicity tours.  We don’t have fancy ad campaigns.  And we certainly don’t make gobs of money. Which is not to say we … Continue reading

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Apalachee Review on The Button Collector . . . .

Two things caught my attention this morning. One was an interview with Stephen King in which he revealed his most hated expressions, things like “some people say” and “at the end of the day.” This made me cringe a bit … Continue reading

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Button Flash 11: The Midway

My eleventh Button Flash features a cheerful button that reminded me of a person who always finds beauty and creativity in life, a person who enjoys seeing what each day will bring . . . a person who would stubbornly see … Continue reading

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A Day on the Swamp Rabbit

Earlier this year I did a story for our local paper about The Swamp Rabbit, a rails-to-trails project in Upstate South Carolina.  The original railroad was a short line used for various industrial purposes in the former mill town of Greenville, … Continue reading

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