Well, I finally did it.  I finished Shattered Dreams.  Wow, it took over a year and a half from start to finish.  When I got about half way through, I had myself so confused, I wasn’t sure how I was ever going to figure out what to do next.  I had so many things going on at the same time, there just seemed to be no way to smooth it all out.

I finally took a break and The Color of Thunder was born.  Once I finished with it, and got it published, then Shattered Dreams just fell into place.  I just a few minutes ago sent it to my publisher.  Keep you fingers crossed for me.  I just know he’s going to like it, but there is always that little doubt that keeps creeping in.  “What if he hates it?”

Nope, not going there.  I really, really think he’s going to love it.  Can’t wait for his response.  If it’s positive, then well be shooting for an early spring release.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Today is New Year’s Day and I’m really excited to think about what’s in store for 2020.

I do have lots of ideas for my new book that I’ll be starting soon.  I think the title will be Thou Shalt Not Steal.  I have the first chapter tentatively figured out.  The new minister is in the process of moving to the new town and on his very first day there, he’s accused of robbing a convenience store at gun point.

Sorry, that’s just a teaser.  No more info on the new book yet.  Got a lot more figuring out to do before it gets put on paper.

Here’s wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!!!


“I discovered your books through my dad, and fell in love with Josh in the Dreams Are Forever series. You’ve become my favorite author and I’ll never forget actually getting to meet you when you came to Arkansas to promote your books. I haven’t read The Color of Thunder yet, but I can’t wait to dig in. Love you Elsie!” -JAIA

‘“Another amazing story by Elsie Varn Harrell! What a great reminder of the gift available to all of us – if only we choose to accept it.” V. Green


Published by Elsie Varn Harrell

When Elsie decided to try her hand at writing a novel, Fire Light Fire Bright was born followed by Dreams Never Lie -which quickly became her publisher’s first Best-Selling Series. The Color of Thunder was published right between Dreams are Forever and Shattered Dreams. Elsie was born in Brooksville, Florida. Some of her fondest memories were swimming at Pine Island in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Weeki Wachee Springs is where she learned to swim. In the early 1980’s, Elsie and her three children, Katie, Lisa G. and Jes moved to Texas. Shortly after moving to North Central Texas, Elsie met her husband Ronnie on a blind date and after a whirlwind courtship, they married in April 1987. After 34 years, they're still going strong.

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