Welcome to the official website of Renee Elizabeths!

Renee writes fantasy, romance, and horror, which means she spends a lot of time playing with magic, toying with affections, and ruining the lives of her imaginary friends. Feel free to check out her creepy little ghost story, "Time Out", in Issue 23 of Fireside. She lives in suburban Chicagoland with her two kids, a cat named Cheese, and Long-Suffering Husband. You can follow her online at reneeelizabeths.com or on Twitter @ReneeElizabeths, or support her through Patreon.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Patronize Me!

I have officially launched my Patreon page! Go check it out. I want to start doing more on the learning and networking side of things and I've worked out some fun--at least I think they're fun--rewards in exchange for financial support. If you've enjoyed this blog or my Twitter in the past, please consider supporting the Patreon.

I'm running a special, by the way, for the launch month. Everyone who signs up in February to be one of my Patrons, regardless of which reward level they choose, will be getting a free short story from me! Yay for free stories to read!

Monday, September 21, 2015

So Long, and Thanks for All the... Bots?

The Idea Salesman is supposed to be blogging today. (I think. I've kind of lost track.) He is, instead, sitting over there in the corner of my mind, trying to be very quiet so no one will know he's crying.

We're letting go of the blog.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Abstract Thoughts: What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Writings of the Muse

Renee and the family headed south this summer to spend some time hanging out on the beach with relatives. Renee isn't really a beachy person, but the vacation was nice. And, to be truthful, these days anything that fascinates the children for hours on end and then leaves them happy but exhausted at the end of the day is an instant winner in her book.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Renee's Reading: Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine
Jess Brightwell's world is ours, with one critical difference: the Great Library at Alexandria--the center of knowledge of the ancient world--never burned. Instead, it grew, encompassing and protecting all the other great libraries through the ages, amassing power and wealth beyond imagination.

In a world where owning original books is a crime, Jess's family conducts a black market business in the smuggling of rare volumes. . . but when Jess is sent to apprentice at the Library, he quickly discovers that there are secrets and darkness inside those walls beyond anything he'd ever imagined.

Knowledge is power.

Power corrupts.
Wow. I just. . . wow. Yeah, that pretty much covers it. This was a fleurking phenomenal book. I could not put it down and when I was done with it, I jumped right back to the beginning and read it again and enjoyed the hell out of it just as much the second time through. It was just that good.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Whole New Perspective

Back in the day when I was in college, a new show started up called Gilmore Girls. You might have heard of it.

You haven't heard of it? Seriously, you live under a bigger rock than I do. Go watch it. I'll wait.