About Elise

eliseforieredieElise Forier Edie is an author of fantasy novels, stories and popular plays. Her most recent publications include “All through the Night” in the Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton edited anthology, “Haunted Nights,“, and “Lucy in the Sky,” in The Enchanted Conversation. Her paranormal romance novella,”The Devil in Midwinter” was released in 2014 by 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 and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She is a proud graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

Elise lives in southern California with her actor/writer husband, Keith Edie, and their two dogs, Krypto and Jubilee. When she is not writing, she likes to make quilts and soup, but rarely at the same time. You can learn more about her and stay in touch  by signing up for the Elise Forier Edie newsletter–it’s free and comes to your email inbox once a month.


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

Elise once owned her own comic book shop and her dogs are named 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, college professor and children’s theatre artist to support her writing habit.

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.