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July 29, 2012


Hank Phillippi Ryan

Love it! You're amazing...

Elaine Viets

Actually, my editor is the amazing one, Hank. I love working with her. Writing a novel is a team effort and I have a good team.


Elaine, as always, you make it look so easy....:) Loved FINAL SAIL, cannot wait for the new Helen and Phil adventure..:)

Elaine Viets

Me, either, William. Except I have to write it first.

Rochelle Staab

Great post, Elaine! Isn't it delightful, interesting, and serendipitous how ideas find a way to pop into your head at exactly the right time?
(still laughing about your lunch criteria...)

Elaine Viets

Thanks, Rochelle. Inspiration is nine parts desperation. I gather you've been on the wrong side of the plate at business meals, too.


Brava! You were so open to inspiration, Elaine, that you let the nudge from Sandy take you 180 degrees to the story you knew you needed to write. That's a real gift.

Elaine Viets

Couldn't neglect the Florida wild life in my novel, Dana.


I just loved FINAL SAIL, Elaine.
My daughter and I never miss reading your novels..YAY!!

Elaine Viets

You've made my day, Marie. Just what I need to hear when I'm writing the new book.

Karen in Ohio

Phwew, that was close! It could have so easily been a tea shop mystery.

As if.

Can't wait to read the next Josie, Elaine! Best of luck.


I love the idea of beach concession and can't wait to read the finished product.

Deb Romano

Thanks for letting us in on the conception of your new "baby" :-)

Beach concessions-so much potential there! I look forward to hearing all the details and to enjoying the new book!

Elaine Viets

Thanks, Karen. I like to read tea shop mysteries -- not write them.

Elaine Viets

My research involves a lot of sunscreen, Dru and Deb. More about that in another blog.


Can't wait for this one, Elaine. Put lots of interviews with cute umbrella guys! :)

Elaine Viets

I've been researching Lauderdale lifeguards. I'm only interested in their fine minds, of course.

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