Living proof of plot twists, Elise Kuder discovered a love of writing fiction in her early forties, when a plucky feral cat with Cerebellar Hypoplasia captured her heart and imagination. 😻 Her stories soon expanded to include Middle Grade and YA mysteries served with a dash of fantasy, magic, paranormal, and hidden secrets from the past. 👻

When not writing, as a Fulbright fellow and Juilliard + Oberlin-trained violinist, Elise 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 chargé d’affaires in Yangon, Myanmar, a music school 12,000 feet in the mountains of Cusco, Peru, and the Alhambra Ballroom in NYC (with disco legends Patrick Adams, Black Ivory, and Donna McGhee).

Elise has taken writing classes through Gotham Writers Workshop, Vermont College of Fine Arts, GrubStreet, Writer’s Digest, Creative Sphere Writers, and SCBWI. She
lives in the woods of New Hampshire with her partner and menagerie of badly behaved cats.