COURT ELLYN has been building plots and characters since she could hold a pen. When she was fourteen she began filling notebooks with stories, finishing her first (unreadable) novel before she graduated high school. What began as a love for historical fiction quickly gravitated toward the fantastical.
In 2000 she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English. In 2009, she acquired ownership of LegendFire Critique Community, where she labors to provide a safe haven for burgeoning writers to hone their craft.
She lives in Small Town, Oklahoma, and dreams of extraplanar travel and defeating dragons alongside her husband, giant dog, and two mischievous cats.
A Few Favorite Authors and Influences:
Ursula K. Le Guin, George RR Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, N.K. Jemisin, Neil Gaiman, Jay Kristoff, China Mieville, Melanie Rawn
Amy Tan, Kate Morton, Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Alice Walker
Shakespeare, John Keats, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, Pablo Neruda