"Creepy, horrifying, and gut-wrenching at times. You will not be able to put Dead Trees down." Claire C. Riley ~ Author of Limerence and the upcoming Odium
"I must congratulate you on what looks to be a well crafted story. Well written, too. You have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into your writing and it shows." -John P.
"What a nice change from zombies, vampires, trolls, aliens and giant earthworms. Quadruped humanoids who eat their dead are certainly monstrous enough to qualify for the role of abomination bent on killing off humankind. Your protagonist, Elise, using the first person POV makes the narrative introspective and immediate- a sympathetic character worth cheering on from one impossible situtation to the next. The dialogue is to the point, even raw at times, but always true to character. Thank you so much for the intriguing read."
About the Author
Eli Constant is a genre-jumping detail junkie, obsessed with the nature of humanity. She believes that there's beauty at the core of most everything, but that truly unredeemable characters create the best stories. Eli is the author of "Dead Trees," "Mastic," "DRAG.N" and is a contributor to the charity anthology "Let's Scare Cancer to Death," benefitting the V Foundation. *** Eli lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters. She is surrounded by battlefield country, farmland and lakes. Currently, she spends her days being a devoted mother and, of course, writing. Eli feels fortunate that her marriage is one of real love and she thinks her children are the coolest people in the world. She also feels so lucky to have an extended family that is ever present with encouragement and kind words. Eli completed coursework at USC-L, Columbia College, TAMU-CC, and George Mason University. She enjoyed a varied course load, but finally settled on Biology and focused on a career in lab research. She spent time in Texas volunteering at Flour Bluff Shrimp Mariculture Lab [and being paid in Pink Hawaiian Shrimp- which was, in a word, delicious.] and also spent time at NIH participating in an Animal Research Program in the Infectious Disease Dept. It took two years working in Histology/Pathology in Sterling, VA for Eli to realize she wanted to be a writer. She is still very interested in the sciences and hopes to use her background knowledge effectively within her writing. When it comes to her writing, Eli has one ultimate goal: to become better with each word written. She is obsessed with the nature of humanity- the innocent, the corrupted and the confused. eliconstant.com | Twitter @Author_EliC Facebook: facebook.com/authorEliConstant Books on Amazon: amzn.to/1leEDEo Goodreads: goodreads.com/author/show/6901568.Eli_Constant Wordpress: authoreliconstant.wordpress.com/