Kristen Elise

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Kristen Elise, Ph.D. was born a scientist and decided at an early age to earn a living as one. A professional drug discovery biologist and life-long travel addict, Kris takes the inspiration for her novels from discoveries made both in and out of the laboratory.

Kris' work as a cancer drug hunter converged with a research trip through Italy to spark her debut novel. Once ignited, The Vesuvius Isotope erupted like the volcano itself - sending Kristen Elise and her readers on a global quest to investigate several non-fictional mysteries that have endured for more than two thousand years. More historical thriller than science thriller, The Vesuvius Isotope blurs the lines between fact and fiction, medicine and magic, science and superstition,

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Kristen Elise Hi there Jackie! Thanks for reaching out. I AM. It's a sequel to The Vesuvius Isotope, set about five years later. It has returned to the historical/a…moreHi there Jackie! Thanks for reaching out. I AM. It's a sequel to The Vesuvius Isotope, set about five years later. It has returned to the historical/archeological theme that you saw in Vesuvius, although there's also a medical/science component similar to that in The Death Row Complex. I'm *hoping* to get a first draft finished in the next ~3 months, and with any luck, I'll be publishing it next year (biting nails.) But these things always end up taking me longer than I think they will! Thanks for asking!(less)
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The Buried Books of Herculaneum Part 6

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Maria Carolina became a close friend of Padre Piaggio. She safeguarded the papyrus scrolls from Herculaneum throughout the extensive fallout in Naples from the French Revolution, and she successfully kept them from the hands of the pillaging Napoleon Bonaparte – for a while...

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Kristen Elise Aloy wrote: "~Hey!~"
Hey! Thanks for the shout out Aloy. Looking forward to your updates.

Kristen Elise Anthony wrote: "How it started.
Yes, I was 84 when 'Who's Killing All The Lawyers,' the first book of the series was published by Savant Books and Publications, Hawaii. I worked through years of rejections ..."
Anthony, I have heard you joke about ineptitude with social media due to age ... well, I'm under 40 and just found this section of my page. You're quite a character! Thanks for friending. -Kris

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A.G. How it started.
Yes, I was 84 when 'Who's Killing All The Lawyers,' the first book of the series was published by Savant Books and Publications, Hawaii. I worked through years of rejections by various agents and publishers. I started a second book. Years passed. Finally, book five was finished. The five books I now call ‘Koski and Falk books,’ staring Susan Koski and Joseph Falk as the protagonists in each story. They work for an American black ops group, and travel the world on assignment. Both Koski and Falk carry out their assignments similar to the SOE agents I met in Vienna after World War 2 ended, and the Cold War began. SOE is Special Operations Executive, a British agency set up during the war to parachute (drop) operators into occupied France to organize and supply French Underground workers against the Nazi invaders. Several of my unit was taught various methods of SOE procedures. Among them, being trained to hunt down Nazis attempting escape by pretending to be civilians in Austria. This included patrolling the countryside on skis, and working and walking the streets of Vienna. Koski and Falk are based on the man and woman who were our instructors.
I will always remember them.

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