The Clean, The Short, The Sorta Sweet
I graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Creative Writing and am currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. I am passionate about diversity in all its forms in literature and feature characters based on my cultural background and own experiences in the hopes that young readers grow up seeing themselves in the books they read.
The Long, The Rambly, The Is-She-Ever-Gonna-Shut-It
My name is Nicolette Elzie, and I’m a little bookish and a little writerly.
I graduated from the University of Southern California and am currently pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing. I live in Southwest Georgia with my husband and our two young children. At some point along the way, I’ve fooled myself into believing that I’ve become a master mischief manager. (FYI, I have not.)
I’m passionate about writing stories that I needed when I was growing up and that weren’t available for me to read in MG or YA. Women’s issues, feminism, body image, self-confidence, mental health and diversity (specifically accurate and inclusive Latinx, Native American and Japanese representation) are all deeply and immensely important to me.
I love YA and will always love YA, and have a deep passion for exploring #ownvoices narratives in my stories as well as in the stories that I read.
On my blog I write about:
- my writing and publication journey
- the struggles I encounter in my writing as well as my victories
- books that I love, that are inclusive and diverse and have broken my heart into a million zillion pieces
- my health battles, including any setbacks and victories
The Snarky, The Unedited, The Honest Me
Writer. Liberal AF. Strongly opinionated. Don’t censor me. Don’t waste my time. All about the books, the writers and the dreamers of dreams. Latinx. Japanese. Polish. She/her. Mother to two humans and a tiny cat. Keep reading. Keep writing.