Welcome! I’m so pleased you’re here. Since I’m known for pressing cups of English Breakfast tea on visitors (even those with a strong preference for coffee from a disposable cup) I wish I could put the kettle on for you--but you’ll have to make do with checking out this site instead.

Here you’ll discover that I’ve been writing compulsively (and reading) since I was knee-high to a grasshopper (some would say that I’m still knee-high to a grasshopper, but that’s another story). These days I’m a novelist with a bit of a split personality: sometimes I write Women’s Fiction and sometimes I write Young Adult. This means ranging from light and bubbly to dark and fantastical. I’m hoping that, like me, you devour both!

I trust we’ll find a way to connect.

Elise Chidley