Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

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Style & Substance

Odd Tidbits and Occasional Musings from Elizabeth

“What WATER FOR ELEPHANTS did for the circus, TEMPTATION RAG does for ragtime.”


A growing number of fiction and nonfiction writers, including bestselling authors, are publishing independently rather than entering into traditional publishing contracts. I discuss my independent publishing experience in an interview with reporter Debra Englander for Poets & Writers magazine. “The Savvy Self-Publisher: Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard” appears in the May/June 2019 issue. 

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If you love historical fiction, suspense and mystery, and you’re curious about what cosmetic surgery was like in the year 1907 (yes, they were doing it!), then you’re sure to enjoy THE BEAUTY DOCTOR.  Now, for a limited time, you can buy the eBook for only 99 cents!

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