About Elise

eliseforieredieElise Forier Edie is an author of fantasy novels, stories and popular plays. She is best known for her hit play “The Pink Unicorn” which opened Off-Broadway in 2019, and has been performed throughout North America. Elise’s most recent novel “The Silver Dragon of Tinseltown“, co-written with romance author Jordan Riley Swan, was released in 2023. Her most recent short stories include “All Through the Night” in the Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton edited anthology, “Haunted Nights,“, and “The Revenant” in Dark Blooms. Her paranormal romance novella,”The Devil in Midwinter” was released in 2014┬áby World Weaver Press.

Elise is a member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Authors Guild. She has taught writing and arts classes at Central Washington University, Northland Pioneer College, West Los Angeles College, UCLA Extension and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She is a proud graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

Elise lives in southern California with her husband Keith, and a rescue husky named Ash Logan. When she is not writing, she likes to make quilts and soup, but rarely at the same time.


Elise was born in Vancouver, BC Canada, but grew up in the United States.

Elise once owned her own comic book shop and she still names her pets after super heroes.

Elise traveled to or lived on every continent in the world except Antarctica before she was 10 years old. (She would still like to go to Antarctica).

Elise has worked as a high school teacher, janitor, waitress, theatre technical director, actress, grant writer and children’s theatre artist to support her writing habit. These days she works as a college professor in Culver City, teaching film, writing and theater arts.

Elise’s favorite foods are whipped cream and cotton candy–really–and when she was little she wanted to live in Oz.

She still thinks living in Oz would be pretty cool.