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Writing the Elfyverse . . . and beyond

For Those New to the Elfyverse . . . .

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Yesterday (June 6, 2012, to be exact), this all-purpose blog that deals with writing, the universe, and everything picked up 1,013 hits.  Most of this was due to the Wisconsin recall elections, part of it was due to my analysis of last year’s “Drop Dead Diva” season finale, and some of it was for other reasons entirely.

For whatever reason you came here, welcome.  I hope you’ll pull up a chair and stay a while — or at least come back now and again to check up on what’s going on.

Now, you might be asking yourself, “What is the Elfyverse, exactly?”  (Other than the original name of my blog, that is.)  It’s the multiple universes my favorite character, Bruno (the three-foot tall Elfy) Harrison-Johnson must navigate if he’s to live in peace, harmony, and contentment with the love of his life, Sarah — who is human, a bit taller than he is, and has different cultural beliefs and expectations.  The Elfyverse is a fun place with a great deal of mystery and intrigue; many stories can be placed there, so many that I’ve got a prequel and a sequel going at the same time to ELFY (my completed novel, which is still looking for a good home).  And, of course, I’ve got all sorts of other stories set in different places — some literary, some romance, some fantasy and/or science fiction, but most of them combine genres in a way that’s probably easier to read than it is to describe.  (Yes, even for me.)

As you probably have figured out, I’m a freelance writer, freelance editor, a musician, and I also compose music.  I’ve edited non-fiction books of a medical nature, non-fiction general purpose books, some science fiction, some fantasy, and some romance.  (References available upon request.)  I’m serious about what I do; though I haven’t made a ton of money at it, I’m a very good editor, I’m a very good writer, and one of these days I do expect to break out of the pack.  (Mostly because I will keep trying until that wall breaks down, come Hell or high water.)

If you stick around my blog, you’ll notice that I review a whole lot of books at Shiny Book Review (SBR).  These books run the gamut, too (mostly because I dislike being bored, partly because I enjoy learning new things); be sure to stop on by SBR at and take a gander at what’s available over there.

And I still review books at Amazon, too, for whatever that’s worth.

Other than that — I’m a big baseball fan (the Milwaukee Brewers are my team, though the Mets’ Vinny Rottino is my favorite player), I follow NFL football and NBA basketball.  I’m a political junkie.  And I comment on publishing — a lot — as you might expect considering my chosen profession.  Or on anything else I please, mostly because I see life as various attempts to “frame the narrative,” and sometimes, those attempts fail.  (Miserably.)

So if you’re expecting this blog to be “all Wisconsin politics, all the time,” you’re bound to be disappointed — but if you’re expecting good writing on a wide variety of subjects, I hope you’ll be pleased.

Thanks for stopping by!

Written by Barb Caffrey

June 7, 2012 at 2:43 am

Posted in Editing, Elfy, Elfyverse, Writing

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