About Me

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’veΒ 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 myΒ 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.


14 thoughts on “About Me

      1. Right?!? That sounds like my Audrey Rose, she is a firecracker to be sure and a character if there ever was one! She’s hilarious and some of the things she says or does are so out there, I think to myself, “you can’t write that!” Lol! πŸ˜‚

    1. Awwwwww, stop it! You’re making me blush!!!! Seriously, thank you sooo sooo much. Like, you don’t even know how much your compliments mean to me! I honestly spent way too much time making those graphics bc I’m such a noob, but I LOVE that you dig them!! *hearts*

      1. If your state-of-the-art graphics media is being a noob, then what is my obsolete MS Paint skills LOL. Seriously, aside from your book reviews, you should market those! πŸ˜€

      2. The fact that you make your graphics with paint is amazing to me, when I use paint and end up with jagged squiggles, lol. I use canva for all my stuff and freepik, I’ve got nothing on someone like Aentee from Read at Midnight or Jesse from Books at Dawn, lol. They’re my graphic making idols!! Lol. πŸ˜€
        But if you think I should market, I might totally do it, with the holidays coming up I could seriously use the extra dough for the family. πŸ™‚

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