book giveaway!


(stock photo of pretty books for le blog aesthetic)


I’m participating in a giveaway with some other authors, and we’re giving away ebooks this Christmas!

If you want to win one, choose one of the entry options on the Rafflecopter below and follow the instructions to gain a point.  (Hint: You can enter with as many options as you like to increase your chances of winning.)  The giveaway starts TODAY and ends on the 20th, so you have plenty of time to enter (although I recommend entering now, if your memory is anything like mine).  We’ll pick eight winners at random and contact them before Christmas so you can have your ebook delivered whenever you like.

Also, by the way, they’re all ebooks, but if you want a paperback copy of my novel, Becoming Nikki, I think we can make that work.  ; )

Links!  Click on the book to read about it on Amazon, and click on the author to see their awesome bookish blogs.

Water Princess, Fire Prince by Kendra E. Ardnek

Be Thou My Vision by Faith Blum

Becoming Nikki by Ashley Elliott (moi!)

Alen’s War by Hannah A. Krynicki

Where the Woods Grow Wild by Nate Philbrick

Song of the Sword by Hope Ann

Befriending the Beast by Amanda Tero

The Wings of Antheon (pre-order) by Ellyanna J. Wenceslao

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(WordPress doesn’t allow Rafflecopters sometimes, so if it doesn’t show up, click the link below!)


well, that was fun.

I can’t believe how much fun this week was!  It felt a little weird to have my name and book all over the Internet (at least, all the sites I frequent), but I loved it.  : D

Thanks for sharing in this special time with me, you guys!  I’ve really been blessed by all of the comments and links posted to Facebook and Twitter – keep ’em coming!  I can’t wait to see what happens with Nikki and everything after that!

Below, you’ll find the updated schedule, complete with links to the posts.  Be sure to check out any that you may have missed – everybody had really unique questions!







I’ve also got the PayPal link set up, so click here if you’d like an autographed copy!

Be sure to enter the Goodreads and Rafflecopter giveaways, if you haven’t already, ’cause they end tonight!

Once again, thank you so much for reading and commenting and all that jazz.  Love you guys!  ❤

an announcement, a schedule, and a giveaway

Welcome to the Becoming Nikki Blog Tour!  I’m so incredibly excited to (FINALLY) release my baby into the world and can’t wait to see what God does with it!

Before we get started, does anybody want to get out? here’s an announcement: Due to circumstances beyond my control, the publication has been pushed out a few days.  Depressing, but c’est la vie.  There were some typos that I couldn’t edit ’til today, but as soon as the new version of Nikki is approved, it’ll be out.  Give me and my hard-working elves (North Pole, not South Pole cuz they’re mean) a few days to get it all wrapped up, and I’ll post here when it’s out.

Here’s the official schedule for the tour.  I’ll be editing the links to the actual posts as they go live.








Lastly, here’s the giveaway.  Enter, y’all.  You know you want to.  😉

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Also, if you want another opportunity to win a signed copy of my novel, check out the giveaway on Goodreads!

four days more…

Four days ’til The Big Day – December 8th!  It’s a triple whammy – my birthday, the release date for Becoming Nikki, and the start of the Becoming Nikki Blog Tour!  YAY!!!

The blog tour is going to be fantastic, you guys.  There are at least two posts every day.  I have fifteen pages of interview questions and answers, and I have at least three people doing reviews.  Add to that a giveaway, and a few random posts I’ll be doing here, and you’ve got a pretty major party.  😀

I can’t wait for next week; it’s going to be fantastic!  I hope to see you ALL there!!!

Meanwhile, enjoy this mashup of ‘Best Day of My Life’ and ‘Hakuna Matata’ by the cast of The Lion King on Broadway.

my life, currently…

is full of randomness.

I’m studying for a Western Civilization CLEP test (3k years of history, y’all… I feel faint…), which has been taking up most of my time lately.

I’m also finishing up Becoming Nikki, which is soooo exciting.  As most of y’all probably know, I wanted to have it done about three months ago so that I could do some publicity along with the Olympics (tomorrow!!), but that didn’t happen.  So I shall have to get it out as fast as possible and leave the rest up to God.  Then I can get on to Sneakers and another very top secret novel that I’m reeeally excited about.  (Is that sneaky or what, Miss Jane?!)

Speaking of the Olympics….  Can’t wait to see THESE people again!!  (And also Maia & Alex Shibutani, who are my new other favorites because they’re brother and sister… just like another ice dancing couple I know of….  *wink*)


I’ve also been getting back into Boy Meets World, the TV show I discovered during NaNo and didn’t want to tell you guys about because then you’ll get addicted.  Never fear, it’s not on YouTube anymore.  (“Weep, weep – all weep….”)  I did buy the first two seasons around Thanksgiving, though, and have been slowly going through them by myself, then with my siblings.  (My younger sister, who most of you know as Beatrice, is the vice president of the BMW Fan Club now.  I take full responsibility.)  It’s suuuuuch a good show.  Why, you ask?  Well, I’ll tell ya.  As I told someone the other day, Boy Meets World is awesome because “it’s so different from modern TV shows. The main character has a serious moral dilemma, goes to his parents, mentors, etc for help and advice, and figures it out by the end of the episode. It’s kinda like The Cosby Show, except better.”  And Girl Meets World is starting up soon, which will only deepen my love for this show.

And speaking of TV shows I love, there’s a movie coming out that I’m going to love, too.  It’s called God’s Not Dead and I know I’ve already talked about it, but I’m going to talk about it again.  My dad got two free tickets to a screening of it nearby because he’s a pastor (and he took my mom – isn’t that AWFUL?!).  He said it was “great,” which is awesome because he walks out of basically every movie we watch saying, “It was cute.”  He also came home with a bag full of promotional stuff and gave me a wristband and poster for the movie – yay!!  Sooooo excited!  I can’t wait to see it.  You guys need to see it, too.  It’s going to be phenomenal.

Also, I’ve been eating a lot of chocolate lately.  Mostly to fuel my studying, and mostly to get rid of my Christmas candy.  (What is up with that?!  Why do people give us SO much candy around Christmas that it all goes bad before I can eat it all?!  Good gracious.)

My family went to a friend’s house to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday because we don’t have cable.  *yawn*  That was the most boring, most depressing Super Bowl EVAH.  Honestly.  The next one needs to be better.

Oh, and Jessica Greyson, the author of Annabeth’s War, is hosting a giveaway on her blog!  Go check it out – she’s giving away fifteen books.  That’s something to get excited about!!

Well, Western Civ is calling my name.  (That, and Josh Groban, who is serenading me as I study.)

Giveaway Results

We had seven entries in the giveaway this week, and we have results and a winner! The scores are as follows:

Serena: 17

Carissa Horton: 22

AnElvenPrincess: 22

Kiri Liz: 23

Bea: 16

Arwen: 15

Frankie: 16

And our winner is Kiri Liz! Congratulations, Kiri! Email us at miss.anne.elliot [at] gmail [dot] com within the next week to receive your prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Only a Novel Giveaway

Yet Another Period Drama Blog

Miss Amy Dashwood over at Yet Another Period Drama Blog, a blog that I frequently frequent, has published her book, Only a Novel! Paperback and on Amazon and everything! I’ve read excerpts from it and I can’t wait to read more – definitely one I’d love to own.
All that to say, she’s having a giveaway at her blog – the winner will get an autographed copy of her novel! I’ve entered and I’d encourage you all to, also! Just click on the flower to go to her blog and enter for yourself. (Even if I don’t win, I’ll buy it and review it on my blog – it looks that good!)
Congratulations, Amy!