Saturday, November 30, 2013

Serpent's Treasure Giveaway & Christmas Special

The Anticipation is Over... 

To celebrate Serpent's Treasure's First Christmas season, is offering an amazing present. All Paperback copies purchased on our website will be 1/2 off the retail price, plus shipping. All Special Limited Edition Hardcover copies will receive 25% off retail, plus shipping. All E-book purchases will receive 20% off retail.

Also, through December, all printed purchases will be SIGNED & PERSONALIZED by Elaine, at no additional charge. She will sign it to whomever you wish. Offer ends December 31st 2013, at 11:59 pm PST.

And finally, It's time for another GIVEAWAY! We are giving away 10 SIGNED Paperback copies of Serpent's Treasure- The Ancestral Key. Details to enter this special giveaway are on . We will randomly select ten lucky winners on Monday, January 6th, 2014. 

Thanks and good luck!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Release Week Madness

      What a wonderful way to spend release week - meeting new friends. Several release parties kicked off the official release on June 4th. We had beautiful weather, so we held the events outdoors. This allowed me to meet more wonderful people and share Serpent's Treasure- The Ancestral Key with many who had not yet heard it was out.
     On June 3rd the internet was sprinkled with several blog reviews of the book. Check them out at: and - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Getting in the Library System

I am working on getting Serpent's Treasure: The Ancestral Key into  the library system and I am requesting your help. Most library websites have a "Suggest a Purchase" page where you, as a patron, may request they consider purchasing a copy. For the Salem Public Library, here is the link:

Information you will need to know for the form: 

Title: Serpent's Treasure - The Ancestral Key
Author: Elaine T Cook
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 978-1-62295-518-3
Publication Year: 2013 (Official release date is 4 June 2013)
Purchase Price $23.99

Under comments leave a short review, if you have read and recommend this book, or state that reviews are found on and

If you live outside of Salem, please check out your local library's website to find out how to recommend a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Trailer Officially Released

     After a whirlwind trip on my three-state book tour and the opportunity to meet some fabulous new friends. I have safely returned home to work on Book Two. I am super excited about new scenes I am adding as the characters prove, once more, to be entirely unpredictable. 

     Meanwhile, I have received exciting news as the Book Trailer for Serpent's Treasure - The Ancestral Key is officially released. Please enjoy and share!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Technology, Time, and the Greatest Struggle

     I am amazed at all the technological advances that have been made in my lifetime. As I have learned more about the Internet and the ability to link all of my websites into a "one-click" and it's everywhere scenario, I am grateful for the time period that we live in.
     What I mean is that I have been working hard to make it easier for you, the reader, to find me. You see; this has been a big concern of mine. Serpent's Treasure - The Ancestral Key is my first published work. Therefore, I am aware that people are not scurrying to the store, or online website, to grab a copy because I am, as yet, untested. I don't mind; it's a fact. So the question is: How do I help you to learn that I even have a book in the market?
     Hundreds of book titles are released each day. How do I help you see that mine is there and worth reading? I am excited to say that you can find me on my Official Website at, Facebook, Linked In, Pinterest, Goodreads, Google Plus, and Blogger. 
     Do you realize how time consuming this would be for one person to tackle and keep sorted, let alone keep updated posts on them? How much time would that leave me for writing? I'm in the middle of Book Two, and it would never get finished if I had to spend all of my time online.
     For a writer, that's a huge concern. The Ancestral Key is still in pre-release, and I have readers already asking when Book Two will be released. I'm working on it. I promise. It's no secret that I love to write. There is a sense of pleasure that comes with allowing imagination and creativity to collide on paper, or on my computer screen.
     I stated in my acknowledgements of The Ancestral Key that I stand in awe of anyone who published a book before computers and the Internet. I hold to that statement. Writers today have it easier in many ways. Helping you find us, is probably the greatest struggle we face. As a new author, that is how I see it.
     Therefore, technology is a great blessing, if I put myself out there. Then again, my time writing can suffer greatly, unless I realize that computer geniuses, like Juliana Matthews in The Ancestral Key, do exist in our day. Thanks to them, when I create this blog, it will post on Blogger,  Goodreads, and Google Plus instantly. Likewise, I can link Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Google Plus so when I post to one, it can potentially, post simultaneously to all. Thus my online time, in the end, can be managed thanks to technology. I will always get your posts and comments. There will be time for replies, blogs, and posts. Still, I will have time to be a wife, mother of five, and author. So Loyal Fans: Fear Not; Book Two will be published.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The wait is almost over!!!

     Pre-release copies of Serpent's Treasure: The Ancestral Key are on their way! Just a few weeks and they will be available!
     This means the time has come for pre-release parties and book readings.
     See upcoming events at if you are interested in hosting a pre-release party and you will be sent the details.
    Also, for those interested, I will have Limited Special Edition Hardbacks available ONLY at events for the book. You will not find these in bookstores or online, even after the release.
     There are eBook download cards available as well for the book. These make great gifts for eBook readers.
     Meanwhile, the first pre-release party is being planned. Details will be forthcoming.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Final Corrections & Changes are in

Final changes and corrections submitted. Hopefully, we caught all of them. :) Serpent's Treasure - The Ancestral Key...coming soon!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I've got the first book!

Look what came in the mail today!!! The first copy hot off the press is here. Your copy will be available soon. ;)