Elaina Battista-Parsons

March 21, 2022

BlackBerry Winter

When I googled synonyms for “Spring, the season”, the phrase Blackberry Winter appeared, and now I officially will never be the same. I love it. This photo is one I took last […]
January 26, 2022


Winter 2022 Dear Subscribers,  I’d like to reinvent my newsletter and blog for 2022 as one less about me– since I’m in a “many saucepans on […]
December 5, 2021

December Drippings

December  Hello friends! I won’t weigh you down with heavy paragraphs and flowery text. I will keep it savory and punctuated this month.    What’s Simmering […]
October 1, 2021

Smelly Science

We have five senses…but it’s recently come to my attention that the novels I read (and write), smell truly pervades the setting. Think about your own favorite place. Now when you […]
September 5, 2021

The Cranberries and the Moon

Being inspired by the moon is as old as time. Writing about or around the moon, the same. The thing I strive for is to find […]
July 13, 2021

July is salty.

J Greetings summer kings and queens and everyone-in –betweens— However you identify is lovely by me.  However you love, is lovely by me.  Be you, I’m […]
June 21, 2021

Summer is mehhh except for the fruit and the ocean…and yard sales

Hi! Hope everyone is enjoying summer and its fresh fruit and colossal ocean.  These are books I’ve read in May and June. I hope there is something […]
May 29, 2021

Rainy Day Excerpts

Hey friends. It’s a cold and rainy Memorial Day Weekend on the Jersey Shore, so here I am saying hi! Revisions for Italian Bones in the […]
March 12, 2021

March Morsels

Some of my favorite reads this year so far: Queen by Suzanne Crain Miller Brass by Xhenet Aliu Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo Caterpillar Summer by […]
February 17, 2021

February’s Spell

The first week of February slapped me silly. Like knocked me down, tickled me until I couldn’t breathe, and even smooshed lots of snow in my […]
January 26, 2021

Larch Tree

by Elaina Battista-Parsons Iggie Parsa wanted one thing in life, and that was to have his novel published. All he wanted was to make enough money […]
January 19, 2021

They Don’t Tell You about The Newark Bedroom

They don’t tell you about the bedroom in Newark… I was there, I swear. In my hospital gown, 2019, in between my Grandma Yola and Aunt […]