When she sat down at a Barnes & Noble to work on a screenplay, Anna M. Elias never imagined that what would pour onto the page was a story of forgiveness and redemption that she needed as much as her readers. Her debut novel, The Vessels, certainly entertains but has more to offer a reader after closing the cover.

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Elias had so much to say about transitioning from screenwriting to novel writing and then back again. She explains the journey toward discovering her diverse cast of characters and shares a glimpse into the future for this series.

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Want more Elias? Read our review of The Vessels here.