About EC


headshot fixed.rightHi. I'm Elle Casey, a full-time hybrid author (hybrid, meaning I publish some of my books myself and some with a traditional publisher, Montlake Romance). I published my first novel WRECKED on January 1, 2012 and have published over 40 novels and shorts since. I quit my jobs as a lawyer and teacher early in 2013 to focus full time on my writing, and I couldn't be happier. I love my work and even more so, my readers!

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I've been reading since I was four years old and have read probably over a couple thousand books in my lifetime. I'm a certified, dyed-in-the-wool book nerd. I can't tell you how many things I've not gotten done and chores I've ignored because I was too busy reading, or how many nights I've stayed up until the sun began to rise, finishing up a good book. I don't have much time for reading these days, what with all the writing I've been doing, but my favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian, and romance of all types. I used to adore thriller and horror novels too, but now they scare me too much. When I was younger and didn't scare as easily, Stephen King was my go-to guy. I just love his writing style and the way he makes characters come alive on the page.

In 2010, I threw all caution to the wind, checked out of corporate life, and moved the family to France. What was supposed to be a one-year learning experience turned into eight years of fun and adventure. We recently moved to Tennessee, though, and we're looking forward to the exciting things we'll find in and around the Smoky Mountains. My oldest child is now proudly serving in the USAF and my middle child is studying to become a vet at college, but our youngest is still with us for a few more years. We have four dogs, five cats, and several horses; we rarely suffer a dull moment in our household.

That's me in a nutshell. Thanks for coming to my website.Β  Don't forget to sign up for my newsletterΒ  so you can get an email when my next book is released or when I'm running a special promotion on free or discounted books. You can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and check out my Pinterest boards of bookish and random fun stuff. And please, if you like my books, tell your friends and family.Β  Without you sharing my work, I would be nowhere in this writing business.

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97 comments on “About EC

  1. I am deeply impressed with your writing style and am sure that your book “Wrecked” will keep readers very much involved. Wish you very good luck for this book and many more to come :).

  2. I have really enjoyed your books and they have given me something new to read which is always amazing. By the way I woul like to mention there is no stranger thin then reading about your home town and it’s surrounding area in a book I like. Thank you from and Apopka FL native.

    • I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed them – I’m from the nearby area myself, so don’t be surprised to see other mentions of places you know in other books of mine. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

      xoxo Elle

  3. I made the mistake of downloading “Wrecked” last night thinking “I will JUST read one chapter then go to bed,” which naturally turned into my Kindle dying at 5am and the realization, “Holy crap I have work in a few hours!” Loved the book, your characters and style completely sucked me in ( I think I will wait for the weekend to download your other books) can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us readers!

    • I’m so sorry! But then again, I’m not at all! I’m a big reader too, so I know what it’s like to love a story so much you can’t put it down. It’s incredibly flattering that you feel that way about MY book. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me. I hope you like War of the Fae as much as I do. πŸ™‚ And thanks for being my reader. I appreciate you!!!

      xoxo Elle

  4. Hi just wanted to thank you for your excellent books I came across the changelings on amazon kindle when it was free and enjoyed it so much I downloaded the other 3 books the next day,I also downloaded wrecked last week too. I am a big fan of your writing and can not wait to read more from you,I am 43 years old and will be a fan for life can not wait for the clash of the otherworlds and also happy to see a sequel to wrecked,thanks again for all yor excellent books!

    • Man, am I glad Amazon did that promotion!! I’m so happy you found my work and enjoyed it so much. I appreciate you stopping by. Don’t be a stranger! xoxo Elle

  5. Love your writing. I also love how you publish so fast! I hate waiting a year for the next book to come out. I am right there with you on the reading all night thing. I’m 28 with a husband and 3 kids, in my last year of college getting a BA in ENG/LIT (interested in an editing career), and this last week it has been so hard to check into reality when I was so deep in Jayne’s world lol. Your books are much better than school! Keep it up. I can’t wait for the all the books you have coming out this year!

    • Thank you! Yes, I’m a typing fiend. I really wish there were more hours in the day to write. Next year, starting January, I’m moving to full-time writing probably, so I will get my wish. πŸ™‚

  6. I absolutely love your writing! The writing style, the characters you develop, and the comic relief you create are all fantastic. I’m only a teenager now, but your writing (especially in the War of the Fae Books) has intrigued me more than almost all other books I have read. You created a fantastic, mystifying story, and (unlike many other books I’ve read) it was easy to follow! Don’t ever stop writing because I don’t want to stop reading these books! I can’t wait for your Book 1 in the Clash of the Other Worlds Series! Thank you for such amazing and enjoyable books!

    • You are so, so welcome and I’m so happy you came by to tell me how you feel about my work. It means a ton to me. To think that you might move into adulthood and still be reading what I write is a high compliment and a dream come true for me as a writer. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  7. Ok, so I read all the Fae books within 5 days and haven’t gotten any house work done. Despite that I’m going to let my daughter read them – after school ends, and resign myself to the fact that I won’t see her out of her room for a while. I’m also going to tell my sister’s to read you because why should I have the only angry husband. I will be downloading more of your stories when the laundry is done. πŸ™‚

    • I have a huge smile on my face right now. I’m NOT SORRY!! πŸ™‚ LOL. Thank you so much for spreading the word. You’ll have to let me know what your daughter and sisters think about your recommendation. I have just finished a chick lit (non-fantasy) book which I’ll be publishing in about a week. Pen name is different: Kat Lee. http://www.KatLeeauthor.com for news. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  8. I’ve read all your War of the Fae books and loved them (loved the front covers too!). Thank you for commenting on my posts on Amazon about that – that was really nice!!
    I am awed at how quickly you write – I’m resigned to waiting ages for a new book by my favourite authors, but now I’ve found you – hurrah! How do you do it as well as working / being a mum etc – wow!
    I’ve downloaded wrecked, but am trying to leave it until I go on holiday next week – but don’t know whether I can make it!

    • Hi Steph! thanks for coming by. Yes, I am a machine, getting these books written. I do it with the very supportive help of my husband. Without him there would be very few books coming out per year. I’ll have a new book for you in a couple weeks. Beginning of a new series! xoxo Elle

  9. Hello Elle,

    I’m an indie as well starting out on creating my brand and getting recognition for my work. I came across your site by way of David Farland whose book you’re sponsoring in your giveaway. I love what you have set up here -it’s clear that it’s genuinely you and that you love what you do. It’s inspiring. Glad to have met you!

    • Nice to ‘meet’ you Bard! Thank you for all your kind words. And welcome to the world of indie publishing/writing. It’s a blast! πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  10. I also found The Changelings as a free ebook and before I was about halfway done had gone to look to see if the others were out yet…happily for me they were and I downloaded them and only stopped to make dinner for the kids :D. I have now forwarded the info on to another friend who should be hooked shortly!! I’m so very excited that I’ve found you!!! Excited to see what happens next! Now I’m off to look at the other series!

    • This is great news! Love it! I’ll only be successful if people like you keep spreading the word about my work, so thank you very much. xoxo Elle

  11. I am such a sucker when it comes to books, and just reading in general. And with being a fast reader I usually devour an extremely large book in a matter of days. I also got your changeling book as a promo on amazon, the darn cliff hanger endings got me to purchase the rest of the War of the Fae series and then the new one Clash of the Otherworlds. All of them were wonderful and leave you wanting more.

    • I’m so glad to know the promos are working to bring new readers over into my world. Thanks for letting me know! And I’m also happy to learn that you’ve enjoyed them so much. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  12. You’re very inspiring! I love your self-determination and refusal to go about things in a typical fashion. You and I have very similar backgrounds; I started reading when I was 3 and wrote my first “book” when I was 12. But the very arduous thought of ever trying to get published is what’s kept me from even attempting to write the past several years. But self-publishing ebooks? Sounds like a dream to me! I’m also nearly finished with your book The Changelings, and I have to say it’s one of the much better YA novels I’ve read in quite some time. I love that you’re not afraid to give kids their real voices, the lack of which is something that frustrates me to no end in the genre. Thanks for being awesome!

    • Collie, you made me laugh. I’m supposed to say “you’re welcome for being awesome” right now, but it sounds so wrong! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad not only that you enjoy my work but that you find my story inspiring. Write your book!!! Don’t wait!! xoxo Elle

  13. I have read all three books in the Apocolypsis series…and the first two books of the War of the Fae series…and I can’t get enough!! I am waiting impatiently for the fourth book in the Apocolypsis series, I feel like I know Bryn, Peter, and Bodo, and I am waiting to find out what happened to my close friends…It is killing me!!! :).

    • Dawn, So happy to know this! I miss Bryn and friends too. Book 4 will be out at the beginning of 2013. Normally it’s not such a long wait for sequels, but that one was a bit unplanned. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  14. I found Apocolypsis a few weeks ago on Amazon. I read all three books in less than 2 weeks and came to the end of the third book and found out book four was not out yet. UGH!!! I needed more…. Just started War of the Fae series and visited your website to see what other books I could read and now I have books to keep me going until Apocolypsis book 4 comes out.

  15. I absolutely love Amazons free reads!!! I have found so many amazing authors that way and I am thrilled to add you to my list! I read Wrecked, it was a cute easy read that had me not wanting to put my kindle down! I’m going to have to look at some of your other series and definitely the sequel to Wrecked! Thank you very much for a very entertaining read!

  16. I would love to know how you did your promotional stuff! I too am a small indie and self-pubbed author and though I LOVE to write, I find myself at sea when it comes to doing promo work. If you have time , perhaps you could do a post on that!

    Thanks so much – really have enjoyed escaping into your books. I read a negative review of Wrecked on Amazon and started laughing when the reviewer said the teens acted like adults – um, hello? I *have* teens. This is how they act!! Ah well, it takes all kinds to make up the world I suppose.


    Keep Writing!


    • I think that’s a great idea. Have you been to http://www.YAindie.com? There are lots of great articles there. I write some sometimes as a contributor. I think in January I’m going to actually write a non-fiction how-to book. πŸ™‚ And yeah, I have teens that age. I know the lingo, the behavior, etc. People I know and readers with kids in the 16-18 age-range agree the dialogue and behavior is spot on. But whatever. You can never please everyone. Not even Stephen King or JK Rowling does that, so I don’t expect to. lol xoxo Elle

      • I’ll check it out, thanks!

        OMG, that’s another thing that I used to find funny; authors would pick APART Rowling, saying she wasn’t a good technical writer. I would shake my head, thinking, yeah, but she tells a damn good story! I put it down to jealousy, myself!

        You can’t make everyone happy, trying to walk down that road lies madness, for sure.

        • Yes, I’ll take good storytelling over technical skills any day. That’s what made me fall for Twilight. I’m a huge fan, and I could care less whether literary critics think her writing is good. It pulled me in deep. I comfort myself after getting unkind words by going to successful writers like her and others. Talk about haters! Whoo!

  17. Mrs. Casey,
    I just finished wrecked and all I can say is well done, I finished it in one day. I didn’t even realize it was a young adult book until I got on your website here. I’m a huge fan of survivalist based fiction and I have to rank yours right up there with the best of them. Keep up the good work and thank you for the good read.

    • I’m so glad you liked it!! If you like survivalist stories, give Apocalypsis a shot. It’s getting a lot of attention lately. πŸ™‚

  18. Hi I just wanted to say I only just started reading your books just under a week ago which was your war of the fae series which I have now read all 7 books! I absolutely loved them! Not only did you keep me on the edge of my seat the whole time (damn cliff hangers lol) you had my family thinking I was nuts cause I was laughing so hard! Im so glad I come across your books and look foward to more! You are a fantastic author and I would recomend you to anyone and everyone!!!

  19. I love your books so much! Wrecked is my absolute favorite book and I have read I don’t know how many times! The characters are very relatable and absolutely HILARIOUS! I feel that you understand what teenagers actually feel and how they think and that is what I think makes the best book! Thanks so much for writing! I hope that you keep writing the series in Wrecked!
    <3 Skye

    • Skye, you have the same beautiful name as my daughter!!! I’m so so happy you feel this way. Thank you for letting me know. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  20. I know you are considered a YA writer, but I am 55 and my 38 year old son lent me the first three of your Apocolypsis series at Thanksgiving 2012, via my Kindle app on my android phone. I had all three finished by the first week in December!!! I was soooo crazy abut them. You have an incredible writing style and I can’t believe that you have only been writing for a year. Please keep up the great work! Your newest fan…Kristi :o)

    • I love hearing about families sharing my work with each other. That’s awesome! It’s a fact that YA is not just for kids. I’ve been a YA reader all my life. Thank you so much for telling me and for your wonderful compliments. You’ll have to tell your son thank you on my behalf. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  21. I discovered your books very early last year. I think it was fate as I only downloaded the first one on a whimsey because of your name – my daughter is Elle and her best friend is Casey!!
    Obviously your writing talent kept me coming back though!
    My two teenagers have now read them all and my 72 year old mum loved them so thank-you from us all for many happy hours.

    • Wow, I’m so happy to know my books have made it through your family. 3 generations! Thank you so much for letting me know. xoxo Elle

  22. Hi Elle!(Not that that is apparently your name…) That is also what a quick question is about here, what made you choose it specifically? I mean the wonderful badass Elle Casey, where did this come from?

    • The name? Why did I pick Elle Casey? Oh, it’s a MYSTERY, I tell you. And if I share the mystery with you, then you’ll blow my cover. lol

      • NOO! I swear I won’t tell a soul! And of course there is that other problem too…I dont really have anyone to tell since well, I am a secret agent, and all I do is keep secrets(it is even in the title)…hmmmmm…..
        Yeah…you still arent going to tell me are you? No? Yeah, I thought not…

  23. I agree with everyone here. To think that a couple of weeks ago I didn’t know about your books, fate would have been so cruel if I hadn’t of downloaded Changelings for free (I love free books, I’ve found so many great authors thanks to Amazon and my Kindle) You’re writing style is just incredible and I love the humor in your characters. I bet it’s so nice in France. Sometimes you just have to take a chance and follow your dreams. I hope that all of them come true and you sell a gazillion books. Thank you.

    • Thank goodness for those freebies!! Without them I think I’d be totally invisible on Amazon. Glad you found me! xoxo Elle

  24. … Note to self… make sure when reading Elle’s books to have and empty bladder and no dogs on the bed.
    I darn near lost it there and one dog almost went flying off the bed and the other actually looked at me strange.
    I laughed so hard I lost count of the tissues I went through from wiping my eyes.
    I truly appreciate the release and beg you to keep up the good work! {{{hugs}}} Thanks for all of your hard work.

  25. I’m sad that no one has mentioned your books Duality! I hope you decide to write at least one more book for that story! It would be awesome to continue it a little more. I would love to see what happens with the “soul sucker and the constipator”! I was laughing so hard that my boyfriend just sat there looking at me like I was a head case! Please please write another one!

  26. I just downloaded Rebel to my new Kindle on April 21. It’s now the 23rd, and I’ve read Rebel, Hellion, Trouble, and Don’t Make Me Beautiful! Your writing style sucks me right in; I’m so glad you write so many books! πŸ™‚ I’ve got to stop and surface because I have a midterm coming up next week and must study!!! lol! Thank you so much for writing such awesome love stories with such a variety of characters. Keep ’em coming! You’ve got another fan! πŸ™‚

  27. Random question….I know you’re considering getting your new book published traditionally… but what would take to get the Apocalypsis and World of the Fea books published??? I would kill to have these on my bookshelf!!! My Physical not virtual bookshelf. Haha!!

    • Barbara, you can get all my books in paperback! Just order through Amazon. πŸ™‚ You can also go to your local bookstore and order my books that way.

  28. Yay!!!! Doing so today!!!

    P.s. Loved your race to the bottom blog post!!

    I know for a fact that if The Changelings had not been free I probably never would have looked at it. (I was never interested in the Fae people) but I am so glad it was because I not only got them but in introduced me to the whole Elle Casey gang of Characters!!!! I don’t even want to admit how much I have spent on your books( my husband might see this…hehe) but every single penny was worth it!! I honestly would pay more for your books because as you said I gladly pay more for quality!!! Thanks for the insight!!

  29. Elle, I have read several of your books and love them. Just recently finished the Shine not burn series and I love them completely. They were really sexy and funny. I love Candice’s personality and her need to google. You made her seem like such a ditz in the first and loved her story in the next and totally see her in a new light and I just love her personality. I so want more of Candice and the MacKenzie family. I think Boog should get a story and be completely sexy underneath all of that beard and Hannah Banana needs a story. Someone needs to be able to deal with her she is super desperate for love. I look forward to reading more of you stories. So keep on writing.

    • Thanks so much for letting me know what you think about the series and the characters. I’m so glad Candice is getting the love she deserves! I don’t know if I’ll write another this series, but I never say never. Can’t, since I change my mind so often. πŸ™‚

  30. I just finished Lost and Found…..LOVED IT!!! The characters are beautifully created and so relatable I feel like I might bump into them on the street. (LOL) Well done, Elle……sending you hugs, high fives and fist bumps! β€οΈβœ‹

    • Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. I wasn’t sure how this one would go, but it seems like the majority of the feedback is great. I’m so happy! πŸ™‚

  31. I completed Wrong number, Right guy a moment ago and immediately placed a brief 5 star review on Amazon. I’m a voracious reader, usually enjoying a 350 page story every couple of days. I also read “after hours” (when homework & family are off to bed) and there have been many a night that becomes Dawn. I have to say I didn’t miss the sleep at all this morning. πŸ˜† Being from S.W.LOUISIANA, jumping into May’s story was like a visit with old friends! This book was so smart, with believable and loveable characters, action well scripted,that I wish it was a screenplay for a new series on tv. My tv would be much more enjoyable if it was!! I’m so happy to have found your books and you. I’m following now, and will venture into your other storylines now. I appreciate writing that allows me to be a part of the characters world for awhile. As we say ’round here, Tank Ya Shah!!!

    • Wow, what a great message to come home to!! Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you liked the story and that you enjoyed the setting. πŸ™‚ And I really appreciate you taking the time to review too. xoxo Elle

  32. I found your books through an email from Amazon; one of those ‘if you liked this book, then try this’ promos. I read Wrong Number; I liked it so much I had to see what else you had written. Wow, your body of work hits all of my favorite genres! I’ve now read all three Drifter books and have started on the Fae Wars series. I’m hoping for a sequel to Wrong Number soon.
    I am amazed that you can maintain such high quality writing with such a quick turnaround. Are your books self published? If so, kudos on the excellent editing, too.

    Thanks for the great stories,

    • I love finding readers like me! I love crossing over genres too. Keep things fresh. πŸ™‚ All of my books are self-pubbed, save one … the Wrong Number, Right Guy romance that you got that email about. That book is published by Montlake Romance, which is owned by Amazon! Funny how that works. πŸ™‚ I also originally self-pubbed Shine Not Burn and MacKenzie Fire, but Montlake picked those up as well. I’m writing 2 more books in the Bourbon Street Boys series, so eventually, but mid next year, I’ll have at least 5 titles traditionally published.

  33. I hate to admit but with work I don’t get to read as much as I would love to read. I downloaded your audiobook for wrong number right guy and fell in love. I had people at work thinking I had lost my mind I was laughing so hard. CAN NOT WAIT for more in the series.

    • Awesome!! I’m so happy you liked the audiobook. I also love it when people think my readers are crazy for laughing. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

  34. I stumbled on War of the Fae when I was looking for something different to read. Book one was free on IBooks so I decided to give it a try. I was so hooked on the book and the smart ass characters that I had to purchase the complete series. After I finished them, I decided to start one more so I got the Rebel series, which I also loved. I have now become one of your loyal fans. I am so in love with the characters on all your books and the stories behind it. I decided to join your newletter club and got notification on the sale price of All the Glory, so of course I had to get it. I must say I am so glad I did. I cried and laugh with the characters. I could not put the book down until I finished it. Excellent story. It puts in prospective that what we perceive or assume is not always reality and the importance of standing for what is right. So now I have started the Love in New York series and I am already laughing my ass off with the Leah character. I am sure that I will be hooked up to this serie the same as with the other ones. I am sure that I will continue enjoying all your books. Thank you Mrs Casey for the fun that you bring into our lives with your witty, sassy, smart ass characters.

    • Yolanda, I was thrilled to wake up today and find this message. Thank you so much for stopping by to tell me about how you found my books and how you’re enjoying them so much. It’s messages like these that make me want to jump right back onto my computer and get another book done. πŸ™‚ Many hugs to you xoxo Elle

  35. Elle Casey you are officially my favorite author!!! I am head over heels obsessed with the War of the Fae series so much so that I downloaded and read all eight books in a week! (BTW HOW COULD YOU END BOOK 8 LIKE THAT!) Jayne is my favorite character of any book ever written. She is how I would love to I,aging myself if I were in her situation. I love that you incorporate the swear words in her everyday exasperations because o know I’d be saying the same things!!! Please write like the wind and get me books 9 and 10 because this world is so much fun. I look forward to reading your other works because you and I have the same taste in genres for sure. I thank my lucky stars that you are a writer of many genres. Keep em coming my little diamond in the rough!!! I love b in apart of your world.

    Xoxo wanna be llelamental

    • Yay! So glad to read this as I wake up in the morning! Thank you, Rachael. I’m thrilled to have you as a reader. I’m currently working on book 9 and just after will get book 10 done. I’d love to read your reviews online. Hopefully you’ll enjoy my other work as much as you’ve enjoyed this stuff. πŸ™‚

  36. Wow. I just read drifters alliance. I love it! I am mostly a sci Fi fan and I guess dystopian as well. I want to say that for the past 8 years reading for more than an hour makes my eyes blurry and I have to squint to focus, so I haven’t read much since I power read Stephen Kings Dark Tower stories. This is the first book other than graphic novels that I have read in almost 8 years. I absolutely love it. The only thing I disliked was that it eventually ended and I haven’t had the cash to get the next one yet. I think that’s a good form of dislike, right? I’ve begun to write myself, mostly because I love the act of writing. I am very impressed with DA. I’m about to start Apocalypsis(it was free so it’s a good way to see if I like the story) and I’m very optimustic. Keep up the good work and expect future purchases from me. Bravo, Elle.

    • Fabulous. I’m thrilled to have you as a new fan. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m really impressed that my books have made such an impact on you. Best wishes with your own writing. I’m sure you’ll love it. xoxo Elle

  37. I recently found the first War of the Fae book through BookBub and immediately fell in love. These books have only gotten better (and even funnier) as the series has progressed. I am a budding author myself and I have learned so much from reading this series. The urban fantasy is definitely my favorite genre to read and write, and I must say that an hour and a half after finishing book 8, you have made it up to the top four of my All-Time Favorite Author List. Your characters are beautiful and your plotlines are thrilling. My fingers now itch to write. πŸ™‚ I anxiously await Books 9 &10!

    • Hi, Kat. Wow, thanks so much for sharing that with me. I’m thrilled to know you’ve enjoyed the series so much and that it’s inspired you to add to the genre. The readers are going to love it. πŸ™‚ Welcome to my world! xoxo Elle

  38. I love your books. Your writing makes it easy to become immersed in the worlds you create. Is there a way to purchase signed copies of your books?

    • It’s hard to do that because I live in France and sending books overseas or anywhere outside of France is super expensive. What I can do is send a signed book plate to stick inside the book! If you’re interested, contact my assistant Noelle via our Contact page and she’ll hook you up. xoxo Elle

  39. I’ve been reading Sci-Fi on and off for at least 50 years. Off only because work got in they way. I have to say tho that the past 15 years have been pure joy because of the rise of strong women writers and women characters taking centre stage and not taking crap from anyone. One thing I really enjoy about your writing is the central role of humour. And lets face it, if the universe didn’t have a sense of humour it would be an even darker place. Thanks for brightening it up with Captain Cass and her quirky quarallsome crew. I look forward to following them around the galaxy in the upcoming Alliance novels.

    • I’m so glad you found my work and have enjoyed it so much. I’ll be adding to this series at the end of the year/beginning next. πŸ™‚ xoxo Elle

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