Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elanine Cantrell Guest Blogs with one of her characters, Actress Elizabeth Lane

PLEASE WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE CANTRELL and her Character, Actress Elizabeth Lane

Biography: Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators.  She is also a member of Romance Writer’s of America and EPIC authors.  Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Books.  At present she teaches high school social studies.  She spends her spare time collecting vintage Christmas ornaments, reading, and playing with her grandchildren.


WGEN’s Elaine Cantrell Interviews Actress Elizabeth Lane

Elaine: Good morning, LA.  If you aren’t up yet, you should be.  The weather man’s calling for a beautiful day, and traffic isn’t too bad which is great news for all you commuters.  Let’s begin our morning broadcast with an interview with Elizabeth Lane.  Not that Elizabeth needs any introduction, but let me remind you of all she’s achieved in the past few years.  

She originally hails from a little Mid Western town called Fairfield.  When she was twenty one, she and her mother, Frances Lane, moved from Fairfield to Hollywood to give Elizabeth her chance in Tinseltown.  Of course with Elizabeth’s looks and talent she caught the eye of legendary director Marc Bruno who cast her as Gracie in Gone Away.  Gone Away became one of the highest grossing films in history and catapulted Elizabeth to stardom.  Elizabeth, thanks for coming this morning.  I’m sure you’re a busy woman.

Elizabeth: (smiling warmly) You’re welcome, Elaine.  I always enjoy the chance to reach out to my fans.
Elaine: Yes, it does seem that way.  Most stars are irritated by the press.
Elizabeth: It’s all about dreams.  I don’t mind talking to my fans because like them I know a lot about dreams.  They really can come true.
Elaine: Oh, they have for you, that’s for sure.  What about in the romance department.  Have those dreams come true for you as well?  I reported on the MS benefit last week and saw you and Alex Crawford together.  You’ve been engaged for what: nine months?
Elizabeth: ( squirms a little in her chair and refuses to look the interviewer in the eye)   Yes, that’s about right.  Alex Crawford is extraordinary!  He had a French perfume company create an exclusive fragrance just for me.
Elaine: Wow, the man has a romantic side.  I did want to ask you though, about your relationship with Richard Lovinggood, son of California senator Henry Lovinggood.
Elizabeth: (stiffens in her chair, her face closed and blank) There’s nothing to talk about.  Let’s move on.
Elaine: Ten years ago when he was only seventeen, the two of you had a relationship which you recently rekindled, and you…
Elizabeth: (voice stern)  Move on.
Elaine: Okay, let’s talk about your recent kidnapping.  You were rescued by Richard Lovinggood, right?  For those of you who don’t know, Richard is an FBI agent.
Elizabeth:  (voice cold) That was a painful time in my life, and I don’t want to discuss it.
Elaine: (eyebrows arch) It seems there are a lot of things you don’t want to talk about, and all of them relate to Richard Lovinggood.
Elizabeth: (smiles charmingly) Thank you so much for having me today, Elaine.  I’m due on the set, so I have to run.  My new movie Paradise Bay came out yesterday.  The reviews are great, so don’t miss it.
Elaine: I sure won’t.  (She stands up and shakes Elizabeth’s hand.)  See you on the silver screen.

You can read an excerpt at the publisher’s site or at my web site

Blurb Return Engagement

Elizabeth Lane has it all, but an actress isn’t the kind of woman Senator Henry Lovinggood wants for his son, Richard.  Ten years ago he broke Richard and Elizabeth up, but this time Elizabeth’s fighting back, a decision that leads to kidnapping and attempted murder and alienates her from the man of her dreams.


  1. Thanks so much for having me, Lynda. I think Return Engagement is my best work yet, so of course I love to tell people about it.

  2. I'm thrilled to have you Elaine, and this new book does sound very good. I love the interview, you really had Elizabeth sweating under the lens, so-to-speak. Good Job!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book!

    I just found your blog through a Wednesday Blog Hop! Have a great night.

  7. Thank you all for stopping by. I'll be sure to check your sites too.

  8. Hi Elaine,
    I enjoyed the interview with Elizabeth.