I’ve been described by many people as many things, including (but not limited to):

  • an author
  • a nice young lady (thanks grandma!)
  • an English major
  • a mostly decent human being
  • very talkative
  • an old fart (… thanks, little sister :/)
  • an avid reader
  • kinda OCD
  • awesome

(Okay, that last one was just me, but I’m sure other people have thought it!)

profile-picMy name is Elyse, but you can call me El, or “hey you”. I have written many novels, most of which will never see the light of day (although the one about the gay vampires in Medieval Russia is pretty terrible fantastic).

What will see the light of day are five novels coming out in 2017 from Riptide Publishing! You can find more information about those over on my aptly-titled Books page.

I have three passions in life: writing, reading, and traveling. I’ve lived and worked in some of the most amazing places in the world, including a film set in New Zealand (yeah, that one), the South Pole, and a remote tropical island.


Here’s the author bio for blogs:

Elyse is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQIA+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, Elyse spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.

You can find Elyse online at:

Here’s the author bio for people with really short attention spans:

An author and avid traveler, Elyse writes LGBTQIA+ romance novels in between seeing the world and reading everything she can get her hands on.