Elena Mikalsen

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I am a Women's Fiction/Romance author. I write books about smart women in extraordinary circumstances. WRAPPED IN THE STARS was short-listed for the Del Sol First Novel Prize in 2017.

I am somewhat obsessive about travel, but, when I am at home, in San Antonio, I can be found browsing through bookstores or antique shops with my husband and two children.

When not writing stories, I am a Pediatric Psychologist helping children with chronic medical illness.

I blog on issues of mental health for teens and adults at https://www.drelenamikalsen.com

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Elena Mikalsen I listen to soundtracks I create for each of my characters.
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I have just finished this fantastic book and I strongly recommend it not only as a great work of fiction but also for people who are looking for books about mental illness. This book impressed me on many levels. The language is witty, intelligent, and emotionally-charged. The charming, and adorable main characters are brought to life on every page. The plot was surprising with every chapter. An...

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Fantastic book based on solid psychology principles with excellent examples from psychology and biographies of famous people that I very much enjoyed. I listened on audiobook and strongly recommend it.
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It's difficult to review this book without giving away spoilers. While the author says he tried to avoid a techno-thriller as a genre, it does feel exactly like a techno-thriller. I would best describe this as a literary sci-fi/thriller. What it trul ...more
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A fantastically crafted thriller that had me guessing until the very last pages. I loved the new character of Flora, so expertly described as a victim, with all the details of a PTSD sufferer perfectly down to the last detail. Evie is done very well ...more
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Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.”
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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
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“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
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“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
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