Fulbright fellow and Juilliard + Oberlin-trained violinist, Elise Kuder, has performed around the world with the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in venues as diverse as a refugee camp outside Beirut, Lebanon, the residence of the American charge d’affaires in Yangon, Myanmar, and a music school 12,000 feet in the mountains of Cusco, Peru.


Living proof of plot twists, Elise discovered a love of writing fiction in her early forties, when a plucky feral cat with Cerebellar Hypoplasia captured her heart and imagination. 😻 Her novels have since moved on to her literary first love: Middle Grade mysteries served with a side of spooky, fantasy, and historical fiction.

Elise is a member of SCBWI, Mystery Writers of America, and numerous rowdy, introverted writing groups, and lives in rural New Hampshire with her partner and menagerie of badly behaved cats. She is represented by Katie Salvo at Metamorphosis Literary Agency.