Welcome to the site of Elise Carlson, YA Fantasy author. I’m an Australian, non-binary writer and my pronouns are they/ them.
On my blog, you’ll find critical reader checklists, querying and author platform advice. On my pages you’ll find descriptions of my YA Fantasy, and an ever growing collection of external links to my favourite writer resources. Enjoy your visit!
My First Novel
Bookish Prince Ruarnon longs to prove their readiness to begin co-rule with their war hero father.
High King Kyura is determined to preserve his father’s legacy of peace with Ruarnon’s kingdom, against a growing tide of opposition.
Stranded Aussies, history nerd Linh and class clown Troy are just trying to get home.
The monster hoard’s instincts are to kill them all.
For Ruarnon to protect their people and Linh and Troy to clear their homeward path, all must agree to unlikely alliances, risking betrayal and gambling their lives on multiple fronts.
My Most Popular Blogs
Crafting a Quality book Pitch unpacks every essential pitch ingredient I know, with examples, to aid Twitter pitch party pitches and back cover blurbs alike.
Critical Reader Checklist Act 1 asks reflective questions to help guide well rounded critical reader feedback throughout Act 1.
13 Pitch Parties on Twitter to pitch your book to literary agents, with detailed pitch and party preparation advice, plus mentoring links.
My Social Media
Where you’ll find my: Nature & Travel Photography & Poem Posts,
Tweets about writing, character & Setting Inspiration Pins.
Thanks for visiting! -Elise Carlson