Elle was born on Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington to parents who taught her the value of hard work. She grew up as a military brat moving from place to place, alas, only stateside in lovely places like Glasgow, Montana, Abilene, Texas and various places in California and Washington.Elle got her creative streak from her talented artist mother, her tenacity from her wonderful father and her inspiration from her writing buddy and delightful sister, Delilah Devlin.
As a former member of the Army and Air Force Reserves, Elle's traveled across the United States and to Germany, managed a full-time job, and raised three wonderful children, Courtney, Adam and Megan. She and her husband, Cleve, have even tried raising exotic birds in the Texas Hill Country. Ask her and she'll tell you what it's like to go toe-to-toe with an angry 350-pound bird!
Elle (left) always loved playing make-believe and inventing stories of adventure and fun. At the turn of the century, she and her sister, Delilah (right) decided it was about time to take writing by the horns and make it happen! They challenged each other to write a romance novel. After chapter one, they decided to join forces and learn the craft together. Their first four novels were co-authored. After that, they took off on their own. Delilah turned to the hot stuff, writing romantica for Ellora's Cave. Elle writes a variety of genres from romantic comedy to suspense. She loves writing paranormal elements into her projects and does whenever possible!
For the first four years of Elle's writing career, she wrote, entered contests, finaled and began winning! In 2004, she won the RWA Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript TO KISS A FROG. There's Elle at the left with her Golden Heart necklace. TO KISS A FROG was her first book to sell.
In 2004, Elle left her successful career as an Information Technology Manager to pursue writing full time. She loves escaping into her stories, learning and growing with each character and plot. She writes because she likes to experience and evoke all the emotions from happy to sad, funny to frightening. She digs them all!
At home in Northwest Arkansas, Elle is busy writing tales of murder and suspense for Harlequin Intrigue. Her first Harlequin, BENEATH THE TEXAS MOON, was released in March 2006 and was a Romantic Times Top Pick for the month! She 's written numerous Intrigues since and is now writing for Harlequin Nocturne as well. Stay tuned for more from Elle James!
BOOKS BY ELLE