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Elise Chidley

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I'm a mother, writer and avid reader, currently living in Connecticut, USA. I grew up in Swaziland and South Africa, and studied in Durban, Edinburgh and Pennsylvania. My taste in books is varied, and I would read the dictionary if I was stranded with it on a desert island. I have this vague ambition to catalogue all the books I've ever read, but I think I've forgotten more than half of them. That's the joy of goodreads--you come across titles you would never otherwise remember.

I'm working on my debut Young Adult novel: such a freeing genre!

My second novel, Married With Baggage is now on shelves!

My first novel, Your Roots Are Showing is a finalist in two categories of the 2009 RITAs: Best First Book and Best Single Title Contemporary Rom
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Wendy Walker lives in the next town over from me. She is a wonderful story-teller, and her persistence in the tough game of writing is inspirational!


1.Your earlier books were ‘women’s fiction’, and   All is Not Forgotten   is much darker, definitely a thriller. What made you change your focus? Were you influenced by novels like

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message 6: by Beth

Beth Hi Elise,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!
- Beth


Andrea Kulman Hi there & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!


message 4: by Lea

Lea Thanks for the friend invite, Elise! I'm just discovering this site - and enjoying it - your profile page here inspired me too - very best of luck and look forward to getting to know you!


Cheryl Best of luck at your upcoming book launch, Elise!




maricar thank you, Elise, for inviting me as a friend. wish you all the best with your novel... more power and happy reading! ^_^


Lauren Hi, Elise. It's always good to see a fellow 5-Spot author here. Your book sounds adorable--congratulations! -Lauren


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