Elise VanCise is a Florida Cracker who was born in sunny Miami, Florida. She grew to love historic places and mini adventures. She discovered a passion for writing in middle school and high school when she began to write fan fiction for Star Trek (original), V, and Robin of Sherwood.
Since those early days, Elise has become an award-winning author and photojournalist published in both print and digital media. She has a degree in Journalism, specializing in travel and education. She holds a second degree in hospitality management, specializing in hotels/resorts, public relations and tourism.
Elise loves to inspire the writer in everyone: she kindles the author spirit as Lake County Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and founder of Lake Writers of Lake County Florida.
Elise is a co-author of the Journey to Publication (TM) curriculum. Teaching more than just how to write but how the business of being an author works.
She is a member of: Coffee Time Romance & More Brew Crew, MFRW and SheWrites. Elise is an advocate for Public Libraries, Young Writers, Autism, and COPD.
All that and she still likes to color :o)