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Elyse Wheeler, PhD

Elyse spent many summers hidden away in the small library in northern Illinois trying to figure out who she really wanted to be. Following in the path of the scientists in my family, she completed a PhD in Human Physiology and Biophysics and, along with training in medical technology, led laboratory services in major medical centers. Along the way, she has published in several scientific journals and written two book chapters. To finish out her career in clinical laboratory, she designed and implemented two programs (BS and MS) in clinical laboratory sciences (aka medical technology) and retired from the college after 15 years of service.

Finally, she is free to pursue the lifelong dream of writing the stories she always wanted to read (and let’s be honest, live.) Raising her son and initiating him into the world of Dungeons and Dragons at an early age has kept her fantasy worlds rich and robust. With her co-author, she is currently writing the second volume in the trilogy Foxhaven Chronicles and editing the companion series Waterton Zoo. She is also writing a YA fantasy novel about a young troll girl and a Pegasus colt.

She celebrates the collaboration with her life-long friend and writing partner, Carolyn Houghton with whom the first three novels have taken form.

She lives in Georgia close to her son, Colin, his wife, Dante and two grand dogs, Sumner and Ashby. The household includes CH, the yellow lab Tikva, and two rescue cats Axel and Karmel.


She treasures the company and encouragement of the members of the Carrollton Writers Guild. Other hobbies include hunting down her ancestors, gardening with the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society and haunting the Villa Rica Library.

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