Friday, September 1, 2017

Ode to my Mother

My mother passed away on August 26th, 2017. Words cannot begin to describe how much I will miss her.  This is a short piece written about her that originally appeared in Offshoots 10, Writings from Geneva.

I love you, Mom.



Fragmented Archaeology 
Katie Hayoz


My mother wanted to be an archaeologist.

As a girl, she spent afternoons in the library, turning crisp pages full of fuzzy black and white photographs, detailed drawings of famous mummies, and lists of strange artifacts.  She intended to dig in Egypt one day, hot sand stinging her eyes, treasures from the gods of long ago unearthed delicately by a soft brush and her fingers.

She ended up a stay-at-home mom, raising six children.  The treasures she so delicately picked out of the sand were bright plastic trucks and bottle caps and sticks punched through leaves to make flags for castles. Her tools were not brushes and picks but soft words and pancakes and singing and love.



Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Melusine Gets a Makeover!

This is one mermaid you don't want to mess with!  

If you've read the Clockwork Siren Series, you know Melusine is a badass.  Time for the cover to reflect that.  Check out the monster hunter's makeover and tell me what you think.
To celebrate, Immersed will be only 99 cents until June 29th on Kindle.





Thanks to the cover designer, Andreea Vraciu!!  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and Some Awesome Ebooks!!

Wooooooooot! Eli Constant is celebrating her FB page.  Here's your chance to win! Click on the picture and it will take you to the Rafflecopter Giveaway.  It's FREE to enter, and you just might end up with something awesome.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Road Trip! Release of Camino Beach by Amanda Callendrier



I count myself super lucky to have the absolute best critique group in the world. Not only are these women great writers, but great friends as well.  And today I want to shout out how happy I am for my critique buddy, Amanda Callendrier, on the release of her first novel, Camino Beach. Need a fun romp that also touches your heart to start off the summer? Look no further.  Grab a copy here, slather on the sunscreen, and enjoy!




Sarah Martin had every intention of skipping her high school reunion. Once a popular girl and valedictorian, she’s now pushing forty, divorced, and running a small bookstore in Nashville—not exactly an impressive life. But Sarah’s best friend, Kristen, won’t take no for an answer, and she won’t let them return to Briley High without Roxanne, the missing third in their senior-high trio.
The beautiful and wild Roxanne—who listened to eighties rocker chicks, let anyone kiss her at parties, and dragged Sarah into plenty of trouble—disappeared just weeks before graduation. But Sarah’s not so sure she wants to track her down. She knows Roxanne’s departure was likely because of a betrayal—hers.
Along with their pal Jack, Sarah and Kristen embark on a quest in a beat-up old El Camino, once the center of their spring-break dreams, in search of Roxanne. But the road ahead is full of surprises that will force the friends to confront their pasts and consider the paths they’ve chosen—and the ones still waiting to be explored.



Amanda Callendrier was born in Nashville and currently lives in the French Alps, near the Geneva border. She attended Tulane University and Case Western Reserve University and holds an MA in English. When she is not writing books about old cars, she is teaching writing at Webster University.