Elise Dee Beraru can't recall a time since she learned to read that she hasn't been a writer. She chooses to write romance because she believes love stories featuring smart, strong women who find true love with the men of their dreams without sacrificing their core selves are the ultimate empowerment. Her books have won the EPPIE and the Windy City Choice Award and have finalled for the Holt Medallion, Notable New Author and Orange Rose Awards. A long time attorney in California, Elise recently relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia, where she is exploring a variety of opportunities. She is an award-winning quiltmaker and public speaker. She is a member of EPIC, Toastmasters International, the Society for Creative Anachronisms, Seven Hills Quilt Guild, Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society and the Advisory Committee of Opera on the James.
Although she has left California for eastern climes, she still has three cats and more fabric than any one woman has any business owning.