Saturday, January 4, 2014

A new year . . . to read more books.

Big news: Starting January 7, 2014, New Leaves Are Green (look up author as Elizabeth Slavick) will be available to order from any bookstore and online from and barnes&

New Leaves Are Green continues the story of Jacob Morgan, with the return of his former girlfriend Tammy, who is suffering from post-abortion stress and depression.

Can't wait a few more days? Go now and get it at:

If you missed the first book, Three Dead Leaves (look up author as Elizabeth Slavick Schatz), you can get it through bookstores, on, barnes& or from Tate Publishing at:

Three Dead Leaves is the story of Jacob Morgan, a young man who rejects his faith and family values and what it takes to bring him back.

Of course, if you want a signed copy of either, contact me and we'll make arrangements as I have copies on hand.

Just finished reading:

*Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, the story of Brian Robeson who spends 54 days in the Canadian Rockies after the pilot dies and the planes crash-lands.
*39 Clues The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis, book 7 in the story of Dan and Amy Cahill's search for the much sought after 39 clues
*Milkweed A Novel by Jerry Spinelli, the story of an orphan's survival in WW II  Warsaw and the invasion of the Nazis

Am reading now:
*The Rifle by Gary Paulsen, the life's journey of a rifle made in colonial America.
*The River by Gary Paulsen, continues the story of Brian Robeson, as he returns to the wilderness to help a psychiatrist learn the survival mind.
*Each Little Bird That Sings by D. Wiles, the story of a small-town Mississippi girl named Comfort and her family's funeral home.
*Mars and Venus Starting Over by John Gray, healing from loss of significant relationships.

 Book are the best!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas. Please remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas--the birth of Christ.

Currently reading: Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
                            Mars and Venus Starting Over by John Gray, Ph.D.
                            All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers
                            Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Just finished: In Too Deep, book 6 of The 39 Clues
                    Crispin The Cross of Lead
Up next: The Viper's Next, book 7 of The 39 Clues
              Hatchet by Gary Paulsen--this will be about the fourth, maybe 5th time
Want to read: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, about a 13-year-old boy with autism

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Leaves are Green

Now available online at:

Signed copies available directly from me will be available November 1, 2013.

Available from any bookstore and online outlets (such as and barnes& beginning January 7, 2014.

New Leaves are Green
by Elizabeth Slavick
"You didn't call."
"No. I told you I wouldn't." He pried off the cover to check the battery fluid.
"I miss the way it was before."
He shook his head. "We were so shallow. There was nothing but sex between us."
"I know." She brushed away tears and looked up to the sky, tipping her head back. "It was easier." She shook her head. "I..." She sighed. "I was wondering...ah...I'm having a difficult time dealing with..." She pressed her hand against her forehead, pain in the lines of her face. "With our abortion."

Ten years ago Jacob paid for Tammy's abortion. On a sunny, summer day, as Jacob works on the family van and his thirteen-year-old son Alexander mows the lawn, Tammy pays Jacob a visit. Desperate for any help, she is suffering severely from post-abortion stress syndrome.

With Jacob and his family's help, Tammy begins to heal emotionally. Her brother Lance, who she hasn't seen for more than a dozen years, returns. As the siblings reconnect, Lance tells his own story of his time away from Omaha.
As new leaves form and grow, so do the new relationships Tammy develops. Find out how Tammy's journey of recovery leads to surprising friendships and life-changing decisions in New Leaves are Green.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Latest Reading

Just finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.
       The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

My second book, New Leaves Are Green, is with the editors making final corrections then it is off to the printer. I've already put in an order and I'm hoping to have them by Thanksgiving.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

 New Leaves Are Green

Second book in the series is coming along nicely. The paper proof book is on its way for my review, cover design has been selected, layout design of Three Dead Leaves continues in the sequel. Just a few more months to find out what happens next . . .

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Latest books I've read:
    Crunch by Leslie Conner
    Web of Air by Philip Reeve
    Prayer: Does it Make a Difference? by Philip Yancy

And on the writing front:
    First edits for book 2 New Leaves Are Green have been sent to the publisher.
    Cover design begins next month.

Other interesting happenings:
    I'll be on the Dove radio/TV channel 18 morning program Focus Today on Monday, July 29, at 8:15 am. I'll be talking with Polina about the need for host families in the Rogue Valley for exchange students coming for the school year.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

  1. Ashland Book and Author Festival 2013
    Saturday, June 22, 10 am to 5 pm
    at SOU's Hannon Library
    I'll be at table #50 with my book Three Dead Leaves.