Elise Abram has been a high school teacher of English and Computer Studies for more than 20 years, providing coaching to writers of all ages and at all levels of development from middle school through Ph.D. candidate. She is a former archaeologist, editor, publisher, award-winning author, avid reader of literary and science fiction, and student of the human condition.
Abram is best known as a science fiction and young adult novelist, but her writing interests are diverse. She has published everything from science fiction for adults (Phase Shift) and young adults (I Was, Am, Will Be Alice), to young adult paranormal (The Revenant: A YA paranormal adventure with zombies), police procedural (Throwaway Child and The Mummy Wore Combat Boots), and young adult contemporary (The New Recruit).
In addition to her works of fiction are two non-fiction books, Paleo, Gluten-free, and Low-Carb Mug Muffins (cookbook), and Best Practice Blog Tours (How-to).
Some of Abram’s work has been featured on The Compulsive Reader, Cultured Vultures, The Write Practice, and Write To Done websites. . Her writing has been mentioned in Dean K. Miller’s blog and in Hunter Emkay’s article, “Steal Like a Writer”.
In 2015, Abram formalized her company, EMSA Publishing, in order to edit, publish, and publicize the work of other authors. She also freelances as a writer, editor, cover designer, and book formatter.
Prior to becoming a writer, Abram worked as an archaeologist in the Greater Toronto Area and across Ontario for 10 years, excavating a combination of prehistoric, contact, and historic sites. She has organized and designed curriculum for an archaeological field school and camp groups at the Royal Ontario Museum, where she was a teacher for 3 years.
Abram holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada; a B.Ed. in Learning in Non-School Environments with a focus on Archaeological Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the University of Toronto, in Ontario Canada; and additional educational qualifications in subjects ranging from Contemporary Studies to Library Studies.