Elaina Battista-Parsons

June 8, 2023

Boston…solo edition

I’m not a big drinker. Meaning, a nice Tito’s and seltzer once a month with a meal is fine by me. I’m not a big sun […]
May 18, 2023

Empathy…and teens…

I’ve taken a break from writing. I’ve jumped face first into reading and audiobooks again. Which is so common for writers. If the words aren’t falling […]
March 20, 2023

“My Very Own Don Loper Original”

Dogs? The Art of doing things alone? The placing of friends in categories unbeknownst to them, and how this is a new and icky concept to […]
February 1, 2023

Do Look Back.

Yes, that’s me in all of my 1983-toothless truth. I’ve never looked better, flaunting my unconventional Aquarian spirit. That’s code for I didn’t need to fit in. There […]
January 9, 2023

Grounded in January

I would love to talk about things we see on the ground and how they hold powerful symbolism for us. Messages on the daily. Do you […]
December 11, 2022


Tis the season for a lot of stressful things, let’s be honest. But also let’s be honest about it being a season where we reflect on […]
November 19, 2022

I have a cover! to view the entire cover, go to the link below.

Link: https://armedwithabook.com/black-licorice-by-elaina-battista-parsons/ On February 7, 2023 my debut Young Adult novel, BLACK LICORICE (INKED IN GRAY PRESS) will be released into the world. Freddi Birdoni loses her first best […]
October 11, 2022

Mushrooms and Pear

I hope October has brought you more treats than tricks. I don’t have a bunch to say or report this month. I’m waist deep into a […]
September 20, 2022


Dear Subscribers, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to give back to society in the best ways I know how. Teaching children how to read […]
August 15, 2022

Dear Katerina Witt

Before I share some fun content from my project in progress, I’d like to announce. and I cannot even believe it….that my YOUNG ADULT novel called […]
July 22, 2022

Pre Game Shapes and Colors

Colorful pencils spread over white paper was my personal pre party in my dorm room throughout four years at Rider University. At the time I didn’t […]
July 9, 2022

Scratch and Sniff

The 1980s from the eyes of a child, was a storm of colors, trinkets, stickers, headbands, toy figurines, fringe, plastic bracelets, Garbage Pail Kids, and shimmery […]