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Elysa Hendricks
"Love will hunt you down!"

Elysa Hendricks is 5'6" tall. She has curly hair and brown eyes. She's an author, a wife, a mother and a daughter. Everything else is subject to change without notice.

After trying her hand at a variety of careers, insurance underwriter, video store owner, home day care and domestic goddess for other people, Elysa Hendricks, a longtime reader sat down to write a short contemporary novel. When her heroine turned out to be a winged, telepathic alien, Elysa decided she enjoyed writing stories set in different places, times and realities.

While living in north east Illinois she helped found the Windy City Chapter and the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapters of Romance Writers of America and taught workshops on writing at writer's conferences and at local community colleges.
Futuristic/Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Western Historical and Contemporary
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                         A Holiday in Council Falls Short Story
7,000 Words

Lucky no longer believes in wishes, hope or dreams. Cheated by his bookkeeper and his ex-girlfriend, he's resigned himself to losing everything.

Twenty-five years ago curiosity about a small human trapped Diamond, a leprechaun, inside a crystal paperweight. Now she has one day left to grant Lucky his final wish or perish.

Can a chance meeting between a little boy and a leprechaun result in love?
"This is on of the most fun stories I have ever read. I had no real idea what it would be about but it's perfect as we slide toward St. Patrick' s day or any day you want
a quick happy ever after. Beware you will want more! "

" This is a short sweet story, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Lucky is struggling to keep his bar open after his girlfriend and his accountant ran off with most of his money. He didn't know she was cheating on him with him. He was working all the time and now its all gone. Everything but the building. Enters this appealing little ball of blond fluff, a cute little number that tells him she is there for the waitress job. Di, is a quick leaner and a cracker jack helper, it's almost magical the way she handles everything including Lucky...what's a boy to do? He can't help noticing she is not like other girls. "

"Lucky's Leprechaun is another cute whimsical short story by Elysa Hendricks. Light reading with a touch of magic. Very entertaining."

"This is a short but cute story of magic, wishes and a Leprechaun. I loved the idea that Di was trapped in the crystal paperweight and set free when it broke. A cute and clever story!"