Debut - Possession ( Click HERE )
Genre - Dystopian
Blog - Click HERE
Website - Click HERE
Twitter - HERE
Elana is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query.She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog and The League of Extraordinary Writers. She is a member of SCBWI.Elana is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary.
Dream Debutante Dress -
|Elana's dream debutante dress, eh, jeans|
Author's Own Message ( ie when they talk about themselves :P)
I wish I could experience my first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. Using my boring human powers, I graduated from Southern Utah University with Summa Cum Laude honors in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. I started my teaching career as an upper grade music and art specialist. After a four-year stint in 3rd grade, I am currently the technology specialist.
In my world, Oreos and bacon would be the only food groups. Everyone would drive 10 over the speed limit, and winter would be eliminated as a season. As it is, I live with my husband and two kids in central Utah, get cited when I drive too fast and eat Oreos only on special occasions.
I started writing to unload my emotional baggage, and it felt so good I didn’t stop! I’m not one of those “I’ve wanted to write since age eight” people, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
As for a dress, I’m not what you’d call fashionable. In fact, I need someone to nominate me for “What Not To Wear.” Therefore, I’m picking this frawesome pair of jeans to wear to the Debutante Ball. Rebel? Perhaps…
And you might be saying, “But Elana, those are men’s jeans.” And again, I’d remind you of my less-than fashion sense and urge you to call Clinton and Stacy, stat.
Thanks Elana! You know I never thought I would have a debutante who didn't pick a dress to where but a pair of jeans! ( men's jeans) but you know what? I love it! I guess you can't have a debutante ball without at least one rebel right Elana? :P
Badass Bookie xx
Great post. I learned so much about Elana I didn't know. I'm like you, no debutante dress. Can't wait to read your book.ReplyDelete
This is Badass - er, wait, that's a terrible joke. Elana is the best! This is a great blog you have here, so I've become a follower.ReplyDelete
Nice ta meet ya!
I love Elana. I have come to your blog via Elana's, and it rocks. Love the post!ReplyDelete
Wonderful post on the wonderful Elana!ReplyDelete
Great post. I loved learning a little more about Elana!!!ReplyDelete
Elana's an awesome blogger. I pretty much stalk her online. And Possession's got an incredible cover.ReplyDelete
Eh, the debutante dress :P
LOL, thanks for the fun interview! Can't wait for Possession.ReplyDelete
Yay! Thanks Lisa, for having me--and everyone for coming over.ReplyDelete
Fun to learn a little more about Elana!ReplyDelete
It was great learning more about Elana! I love the post!ReplyDelete
Elana is so awesome. I would gladly move to her world of no winter, Oreos & bacon, and fast driving.ReplyDelete
Funny message :) Yay for the rebel attitude !! ;pReplyDelete
(and a huge YAY for Oreos!!)
I would wear jeans to the ball too. Go Elena!!! I will check out her websites next. Thanks for another great post!!ReplyDelete
I like that you are a teacher. I taught 2nd and first. Now I'm a bookie (jk)... maybe.ReplyDelete
Elana rocks, to be sure! Love your blog too.ReplyDelete
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover
I have threatened my family within an inch of their lives. If Clinton and Stacy show up at my door - they're all going to pay! :)ReplyDelete
Jemi-ha! I sort of wish they would. There's a knock right now! ;)ReplyDelete
I like Elana's humor!
Thank you for sharing here.
All the best,
Thanks for this post. I love reading about authors and getting to know themReplyDelete
Jeans are my dream dress too :)
Okay, I'll nominate you for What Not to Wear for your Deb dress choice. But, I'm with you on the Oreos and bacon!ReplyDelete
Love learning these little tidbits.ReplyDelete
Great interview! I saw Punky Brewster on What Not to Wear this year. No one could be as bad as her...no one!ReplyDelete
Jen @ I Read Banned Books
Yes, I belong the the I love Elana club, who doesn't, she rocks. The jeans? Inspired, so Elana.ReplyDelete
I agree with the Oreos and bacon :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great interview! I can't wait for Possession!!!!!
Oh! That reminds me to put bacon on my shopping list. THANKS! :)
Elana is badass.ReplyDelete
Jeans are a great "dress". Being comfortable and being yourself are two things we need to teach young girls more about.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the publishing of your first YA book; I'm very excited to read Possession!
Haha great post! Totally loving the jeans for her ideal Debutante dress. She's a rebel and we love it :DReplyDelete
I love What Not To Wear. It's funny too because I was just thinking to myself, why guy jeans and then it was answered. Oreos and bacon rock my socks but my life would be nothing without winter. Great interview!ReplyDelete
I just love that she picked jeans. Too funny.ReplyDelete
I used to watch What Not To Wear all the time. Love that show; it was funny and the makeovers were great. Gotta love jeans. Great post!ReplyDelete
So Elena just need the casual one.NiceReplyDelete
Jeans? Cool. Not my choice, but we could be friends ;)ReplyDelete
I wouldn't want to experience my first kiss again, I did tell the mean girl where to stick it (I still can't believe I did that) I would totally be in for the cool superpowers though.ReplyDelete
I think this would've been my answer to the perfect prom dress a few years ago as well but I kind of discovered that I can actually wear dresses, look good at them and feel good as well so you'd probably never catch me in jeans at a prom-like event.ReplyDelete
your not alone Elana everyone want to tell the mean girl off.Jeans are trendy and comfortable. What a amazing intriguing interview!ReplyDelete
Jeans beat dresses any time, so comfy! I could wear mine 24-7. And yes, oreos, so many childhood memories.ReplyDelete
I second you on oreos and bacon, although it wouldn't be too healthy.ReplyDelete
At least Elana will be comfortable in her dream debutante dress :) Oh, and now I'm craving Oreos.ReplyDelete
I love this post, and your uniqueness! It's very inspiring. Thank you!ReplyDelete
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Jeans! For the win! :DReplyDelete
I love the jeans idea! I'm a denim girl myself!ReplyDelete
I don't know how I'd deal in a world with no winter (and only bacon and Oreos since I don't do Oreos), but I really do want to read her book!ReplyDelete
the jeans crap me up but it seems so interesting why chose it :)
LOLOLOL at the jeans. I am a new fan of bacon, better late than never :DReplyDelete
Great post.I'm going to check her blog now ...Sounds interesting:)ReplyDelete