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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 KITTEN FOR CHRISTMAS

Two Christmases ago when Dani Martin lost her parents and fiance in a car accident she gave up on love.
Jackson Connor has finally realized his dream of owning a farm when he's presented with the result of a one-night stand he had years ago - a son.

On Christmas Eve, a snow storm, a little boy, and a kitten bring together two lonely, damaged people.

                                         THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

" A quick read that will tug at your heart strings and leave a nice afterglow. Perfect for a cold winter afternoon while you take a break from shopping or decorating."

" This was a good story. It shows that sometimes dreams can seem like reality. Not the exact same way, but surprisingly fit for you alone."

" Great descriptions that made me feel as if I were there. I love how Ms. Hendricks uses her talent of creating other worlds to weave fantasy into this wonderful tale."

" So, I was in the mood for something fun and happy. Even though Christmas is not for a while, the neighbors have been decorating and I figured, "Why not?". I am so very glad I did. This story completely fit the bill. The characters were nice and the ending was sweet. I really enjoyed it. I will probably read it again before the holidays. If you are looking for a quick read that will put you in the holiday spirit, but without being preachy, this may be just the story for you."