About the Author

Hey, everyone!

I prefer being casual. If you’re looking for the professional PR About section, scroll down.

I’m one of those crazy chicks that loves to do everything herself. Do I sometimes bite of more than I can chew? (In terms of terrible clichés at least!) XD haha

I’m a high energy introvert that loves learning new things and challenging myself. I do everything from writing and editing to cover design, formatting, marketing, and outreach.

I love dubstep and trance as much as heavy metal. I’m addicted to candy, coffee, warm puppy scent, and exercise. I’m the queen of randomness, tangents, and organized chaos.

Yes, I use self-deprecating humor because it works for me. I laugh at the irony of things. I laugh through pain, but I also find scars beautiful and empowering.

I have a code I live by. I won’t do just anything for money. I have given away thousands of books. I’m not kidding.

My writing will always take you somewhere new, and likely talk about uncomfortable issues or concepts you may not have heard talked about before (taboo). You’ll have to trust me. I always make the ending worthwhile. I love suspense plots and close-knit characters that have to fight fate together.

A lot of my female characters kick ass – literally. But they can be sweet and sensitive too. There is a heavy influence of military in my books as well. I’m a veteran of the USAFR and am honored to have worked with so many wonderful people. (I miss you all dearly)

My scifi contains a lot of biopunk and cyberpunk elements. I love futurism and toying with what the universe might actually be like. I also love magic, so I enjoy putting fantastical twists on stories. I also write romance (in suspense, sweet, and dark subgenres. I don’t write erotica or billionaire baby-daddy books.) I write realistic stories with extraordinary twists and occasional intimacy.

I love symbols and use them a lot in my stories. Everything has meaning or connections to the story. Sometimes it just takes a while to get to it. I know they can be sort of “meaty” with multiple layers and subplots. Just hold on. It will all be tied up in a pretty bow toward the end.

If you have any thoughts or questions on any of my work, don’t hesitate to email me at contact@elstrife.com

I love connecting with readers and hearing how my books are absorbed!

You can find me on the following:
Amazon: amazon.com/author/elysiastrife
Goodreads  Elysia Lumen Strife
Twitter  ElysiaLStrife
Pinterest   ElysiaLumen
Instagram   ElysiaLStrife
Facebook   ElysiaStrife

Bachelor’s Degrees (2)
Public Health and Human Sciences
Exercise Sport Science
Interior Design

USAFR Veteran (SSgt)

Writer’s Digest University (1)
Copy Editing Certification (click here to view)

Editorial Freelancers Association (3)
Book Mapping
Developmental Editing
Line Editing

Writers’ League of Texas (4)
Intro to the Picture Book: Writing for Young Children
Word Alchemy Lab
Mastering PR and the Media
Self-Publishing Go Bag: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Now, for the traditional PR About section:

IMG_6493Elysia Strife is a self-published author of science fiction fantasy and romance novels.

Adopted by two educators, Strife developed a deep love for learning new things. In 2012, she graduated from Oregon State University with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Health and Human Sciences: Interior Design and Exercise Sport Science. Her past wears fatigues, suits, and fitness gear, sprinkled with mascara and lace.

“I like to question everything, figure out how things work, and do tasks myself. Experiencing new things is fun but also helps with writing raw and genuine stories. And I’m always trying to push my comfort zones.”

Strife likes the rumble of her project car’s 350-ci V8. She enjoys the rush of snowboarding and riding ATVs on the dunes. But nothing brings her more solace than camping in the mountains where the stars are their brightest.

Strife enjoys connecting with readers and welcomes all feedback and questions.

For an Interview by Nicholas Adams Click Here.

You can find his blog here: http://www.nicholasadamswrites.com

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