F. Elizabeth Hauser

Biography

F. Elizabeth Hauser is a retired Registered Nurse.She grew up in the Northwest, but lived for many years in Arizona in the Gila Valley, the setting for two of her books. She is a former member of the Mid-Valley Chapter of Willamette Writers and a small private writing group, River Road Riters. She is currently preparing to publish five more novels, one previously mentioned, the sequel to Fish in a Bird's Nest, the second and third volumes in The Homesteaders Series, and two stand-alone novels. She and her husband now live in Utah.She enjoys her family first and foremost, with five grown children and eleven grandchildren.Together, she and her husband have eight children and fourteen grandchildren. She is an avid camper, enjoys hiking and backpacking, and loves to delve into family history research.And did we mention writing??

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love telling stories on paper. Sometimes elements of those stories come from experiences I've had in my own life, and certainly from feelings I have and do experience. I enjoy telling a story that makes my readers feel like they are right there with my characters, that makes them FEEL the way I want them to feel. I love to carry my readers away into another world and make them forget they're sitting in their living room, or the doctor's office, or even relaxing on the beach. I love to put them in the world of my story and in the shoes of my characters. Though I have a well-thought-out plan before I begin writing, once in a while as I'm writing I will take a turn that surprises even me, but seems to flow right out. It's like watching a good movie, and wondering what's going to happen next, when you thought you KNEW what was going to happen next. When it surprises and delights me as a writer, I hope that it will do the same for the reader. Above all, I write for myself, and hope that other readers who enjoy the kind of story I have inside me will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing. Secondly, I write to entertain my readers.
What are you working on next?
I'd like to think we all have that "first novel" that we began years ago, and it's maybe still in the drawer, not ready to publish yet. I've e-published my first two novels, Fish in a Bird's Nest and The Homesteaders: Following a Dream (the first of a three part series). I am currently putting final edits on a larger novel that I got the inspiration for in April of 2014, I was sitting in church, where I should have had my mind on more appropriate things, but you can't decide when and where ideas will come to you. To be honest, I couldn't wait to get home and write out the story line so it wouldn't be "lost." That's what's on the burner now, but when that's done, I want to go back to that original, and largest, of all of my novels to date. I love the story and want to bring it to readers. I like to use the habit I picked up from participating in Nanowrimo, a world-wide writing challenge, in which I write a full first rough draft in 30 days. When those two largest stand-alone novels are published, I will write the remaining volumes of The Homesteaders Series and the sequel to Fish in a Bird's Nest.
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Books

The Homesteaders: Following a Dream
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The first in a series of novels, The Homesteaders: Following a Dream, introduces the reader to a young girl being raised by her widowed father in late nineteenth century America. Her dream is to become a doctor, like her father. Clara finds she has only two who believe in her, and then her life is changed when she meets another in the form of a handsome self-educated farm boy.
Fish in a Bird's Nest
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,310. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A gripping and authentic story of friendship that blossoms into love, amid cultural, religious, and racial diversity that were usually insurmountable barriers in the early part of the 20th century in America. Choices and their harsh consequences bring two families through pain, sorrow, and unification when children refuse to be captives of social bigotry and cultural misunderstanding.

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