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Booklist puts North of Boston on its list of Best Debut Crime Novels: 2014

Library Journal picks North of Boston as one of Spring’s Best Debuts

Interview on “Matty in the Morning” Radio Show.

Interview on the John Gibson National Radio Show
March 3, 2014
John Gibson said he couldn’t put North of Boston down.

Interview with Omnimystery News
February 10, 2014
OMN:  What is the best advice you’ve received as an author?
EE:  I’ve received a lot of good advice, but I’ve ignored most of it.  That’s just who I am — I’ve got to do things my own way and make my own mistakes….
To read full interview, click here.

Interview on Literary New England Radio Show
February 4, 2014
Guests include Elisabeth Elo, Michael Cunningham, Sue Monk Kidd, and Chang-Rae Lee. Click here to listen.

Guest post: “Spinning Straw into Gold”
February 3, 2014
“The mystery of unlikely transformation is at the heart of ambergris and Rumpelstiltskin, and of many good stories….”
To read the full essay, click here.

Guest post: “How Much of Your Novel is Autobiographical?”
January 31, 2014
“I’ve never solved a crime or swum in freezing water (although the ocean around here is pretty cold even in summer). My family isn’t from Russia, I didn’t go to boarding school…” To read the complete post, click here.

Podcast: “The Other Side of the Story” with Matt Myklusch
January 31, 2014
Matt and Elisabeth discuss the power of the written word (both in fiction and in life), and the writer’s never-ending job of honing his or her craft. Click here to listen.

Guest post: “Vortex Shmortex”
January 30, 2014
“Right now it’s snowing pretty hard here in Boston….Which brings me to Siberia….”
For the full post, click here.

Guest post: “What Makes a Female Character Strong?”
January 30, 2014
“We’ve all heard discussions about “strong female protagonists” and how important they are to a book’s success. I confess that the term makes me uneasy. Because if one female protagonist is strong, what are all the others? Are they weak?”
For full post, click here.

Interview with Kirkus Magazine: “Getting the Details Right” by Evan Rodriguez
January 28, 2014
“Elo chooses to explore the enemy within in North of Boston. She wanted to know if we can ‘change ourselves, can we change our behavior, can we come together to make the world livable for the next 10 billion people who are going to be here?'”  For complete interview click here.

Interview with Brookline Hub
January 27, 2014
BH: What advice would you have for aspiring authors looking to write and publish their first book?
EE: The best advice is the stuff we’ve all heard before. You’ve got to read a lot, observe a lot, and be true to yourself. You’ve got to find your material, which isn’t always an easy thing to do, and you’ve got to put in the hours….
For full interview, click here.