Tag Archives: Elana K. Arnold

June 24

Origins by Elana K. Arnold

Every story comes from somewhere. Maybe it’s from deep inside, a fear or a hope the author can hardly name. Maybe it’s a memory—the smell of magnolia flowers and summer sun, or the nose-twitchy pepper of a family barbeque.   With my last middle grade novel, THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES, I didn’t immediately recognize where […]

April 26

PONDS AND BRAMBLES by Elana K. Arnold

By the time I was eight years old, I’d moved half a dozen times. My parents bought and sold houses, fixing each up and flipping it for a profit, before deciding when I was six to move us from urban Long Beach, California to rural Atascadero, halfway up the California coast, and onto a two-acre […]