Elise A. Miller…

…discovered her talent and passion for writing during a rigorous acting pursuit in the late 1990s. She completed courses at Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City in advanced fiction, memoir, novel writing, stand-up comedy and screenwriting. In 2000, she published her first piece in The Sun Magazine, and in 2002 she was one of the founding members of Little Red Writing Group in Brooklyn.

In the early 00s, Elise hosted and curated New York City’s East Side Oral (the reading series your mother warned you about), which showcased the talents of Jonathan Ames, Ned Vizzini, Amy Sohn, Darin Strauss, Allen Salkin and many more.

The first version of Star Craving Mad was published in 2004 by Warner Books, translated into Indonesian and Japanese, and optioned by Maverick Films.

In 2008, her personal essay Forgive Me was published in the anthology Because I Love Her. Other essays have been published on nervePapotage and Fresh Yarn. More recent fiction appears in Northern Liberties ReviewElephant JournalWild River Review and Schuylkill Valley Journal. Elise has also written articles for WomansDay.com and PopSugar.com.

An edited and updated version of Star Craving Mad was released in 2015, followed by Tracing the Bones in 2016.

As well as writing, Elise is a personal trainer and StrongFirst kettlebell instructor at Beechwood Bells on Philadelphia’s Main Line. She lives with her husband, two kids and two teeny rescue dogs.