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Author Elle CaseyHi.  I’m Elle Casey, a full-time independent writer (indie), and I confess that the photo on this page was taken three years ago when I didn’t sit on my butt all day writing and weighed a lot less :) .

I published my first novel WRECKED on January 1, 2012 and have published on average a book a month since.  I quit my jobs as a lawyer and teacher early in 2013 to focus full time on my writing, and I couldn’t be happier.  I love my work and even more so, my readers!  Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can stay current with what’s going on in my world.  Here are a few videos I’ve done answering reader questions; some of them are long, so grab a snack!  Elle Casey’s Youtube channel. I also write under the pen name Kat Lee, and as her, wrote one chick-lit/romance novel called Full Measure.

Okay, more about me…  I’ve been reading since I was 4 and have read probably over a couple thousand books in my lifetime.  I love, love, love books!!  I can’t tell you how many things I’ve not gotten done and chores I’ve ignored because I was too busy reading, and how many nights I’ve stayed up until the sun began to rise, finishing up a good book.

I don’t have much time for reading these days, what with all the writing I’ve been doing, but my favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, sci fi dystopian, and romance of all types.  I used to adore thriller and horror novels, though not so much anymore.  When I was younger, Stephen King was my guy and I still admire him greatly as a writer.

Three years ago I threw all caution to the wind, checked out of corporate life, and moved the family to southern France where I now live with my husband, three children, two dogs, two horses, and several other furry creatures – surrounded by vineyards, ancient Roman ruins, and wonderful, warm people I am proud to call friends.  I’ve renovated an old barn and purchased a vineyard — this is our first harvest year. My life is simply crazy.

So that’s me in a nutshell.  The writer-me anyway.  Thanks for coming to my website.  Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and follow me on Twitter and Facebook. And please, if you like my books, tell your friends and family.  Without you sharing my work, I would be nowhere in this writing business.

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73 Comments

  1. Iqbal Shah says:

    I am deeply impressed with your writing style and am sure that your book “Wrecked” will keep readers very much involved. Wish you very good luck for this book and many more to come :) .

  2. Brittany says:

    I have really enjoyed your books and they have given me something new to read which is always amazing. By the way I woul like to mention there is no stranger thin then reading about your home town and it’s surrounding area in a book I like. Thank you from and Apopka FL native.

    • Elle says:

      I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed them – I’m from the nearby area myself, so don’t be surprised to see other mentions of places you know in other books of mine. :) Thanks for reading!

      xoxo Elle

  3. Vanessa says:

    I made the mistake of downloading “Wrecked” last night thinking “I will JUST read one chapter then go to bed,” which naturally turned into my Kindle dying at 5am and the realization, “Holy crap I have work in a few hours!” Loved the book, your characters and style completely sucked me in ( I think I will wait for the weekend to download your other books) can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us readers!

    • Elle says:

      I’m so sorry! But then again, I’m not at all! I’m a big reader too, so I know what it’s like to love a story so much you can’t put it down. It’s incredibly flattering that you feel that way about MY book. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me. I hope you like War of the Fae as much as I do. :) And thanks for being my reader. I appreciate you!!!

      xoxo Elle

  4. Nina says:

    Hi just wanted to thank you for your excellent books I came across the changelings on amazon kindle when it was free and enjoyed it so much I downloaded the other 3 books the next day,I also downloaded wrecked last week too. I am a big fan of your writing and can not wait to read more from you,I am 43 years old and will be a fan for life can not wait for the clash of the otherworlds and also happy to see a sequel to wrecked,thanks again for all yor excellent books!

    • Elle says:

      Man, am I glad Amazon did that promotion!! I’m so happy you found my work and enjoyed it so much. I appreciate you stopping by. Don’t be a stranger! xoxo Elle

  5. Cynthia says:

    Love your writing. I also love how you publish so fast! I hate waiting a year for the next book to come out. I am right there with you on the reading all night thing. I’m 28 with a husband and 3 kids, in my last year of college getting a BA in ENG/LIT (interested in an editing career), and this last week it has been so hard to check into reality when I was so deep in Jayne’s world lol. Your books are much better than school! Keep it up. I can’t wait for the all the books you have coming out this year!

    • Elle says:

      Thank you! Yes, I’m a typing fiend. I really wish there were more hours in the day to write. Next year, starting January, I’m moving to full-time writing probably, so I will get my wish. :)

  6. Braxton says:

    I absolutely love your writing! The writing style, the characters you develop, and the comic relief you create are all fantastic. I’m only a teenager now, but your writing (especially in the War of the Fae Books) has intrigued me more than almost all other books I have read. You created a fantastic, mystifying story, and (unlike many other books I’ve read) it was easy to follow! Don’t ever stop writing because I don’t want to stop reading these books! I can’t wait for your Book 1 in the Clash of the Other Worlds Series! Thank you for such amazing and enjoyable books!

    • Elle says:

      You are so, so welcome and I’m so happy you came by to tell me how you feel about my work. It means a ton to me. To think that you might move into adulthood and still be reading what I write is a high compliment and a dream come true for me as a writer. :) xoxo Elle

  7. Sharon says:

    Ok, so I read all the Fae books within 5 days and haven’t gotten any house work done. Despite that I’m going to let my daughter read them – after school ends, and resign myself to the fact that I won’t see her out of her room for a while. I’m also going to tell my sister’s to read you because why should I have the only angry husband. I will be downloading more of your stories when the laundry is done. :)

    • Elle says:

      I have a huge smile on my face right now. I’m NOT SORRY!! :) LOL. Thank you so much for spreading the word. You’ll have to let me know what your daughter and sisters think about your recommendation. I have just finished a chick lit (non-fantasy) book which I’ll be publishing in about a week. Pen name is different: Kat Lee. http://www.KatLeeauthor.com for news. :) xoxo Elle

  8. Steph says:

    I’ve read all your War of the Fae books and loved them (loved the front covers too!). Thank you for commenting on my posts on Amazon about that – that was really nice!!
    I am awed at how quickly you write – I’m resigned to waiting ages for a new book by my favourite authors, but now I’ve found you – hurrah! How do you do it as well as working / being a mum etc – wow!
    I’ve downloaded wrecked, but am trying to leave it until I go on holiday next week – but don’t know whether I can make it!

    • Elle says:

      Hi Steph! thanks for coming by. Yes, I am a machine, getting these books written. I do it with the very supportive help of my husband. Without him there would be very few books coming out per year. I’ll have a new book for you in a couple weeks. Beginning of a new series! xoxo Elle

  9. Hello Elle,

    I’m an indie as well starting out on creating my brand and getting recognition for my work. I came across your site by way of David Farland whose book you’re sponsoring in your giveaway. I love what you have set up here -it’s clear that it’s genuinely you and that you love what you do. It’s inspiring. Glad to have met you!

    • Elle says:

      Nice to ‘meet’ you Bard! Thank you for all your kind words. And welcome to the world of indie publishing/writing. It’s a blast! :) xoxo Elle

  10. Stephanie says:

    I also found The Changelings as a free ebook and before I was about halfway done had gone to look to see if the others were out yet…happily for me they were and I downloaded them and only stopped to make dinner for the kids :D . I have now forwarded the info on to another friend who should be hooked shortly!! I’m so very excited that I’ve found you!!! Excited to see what happens next! Now I’m off to look at the other series!

    • Elle says:

      This is great news! Love it! I’ll only be successful if people like you keep spreading the word about my work, so thank you very much. xoxo Elle

  11. Celina says:

    I am such a sucker when it comes to books, and just reading in general. And with being a fast reader I usually devour an extremely large book in a matter of days. I also got your changeling book as a promo on amazon, the darn cliff hanger endings got me to purchase the rest of the War of the Fae series and then the new one Clash of the Otherworlds. All of them were wonderful and leave you wanting more.

    • Elle says:

      I’m so glad to know the promos are working to bring new readers over into my world. Thanks for letting me know! And I’m also happy to learn that you’ve enjoyed them so much. :) xoxo Elle

  12. Collie says:

    You’re very inspiring! I love your self-determination and refusal to go about things in a typical fashion. You and I have very similar backgrounds; I started reading when I was 3 and wrote my first “book” when I was 12. But the very arduous thought of ever trying to get published is what’s kept me from even attempting to write the past several years. But self-publishing ebooks? Sounds like a dream to me! I’m also nearly finished with your book The Changelings, and I have to say it’s one of the much better YA novels I’ve read in quite some time. I love that you’re not afraid to give kids their real voices, the lack of which is something that frustrates me to no end in the genre. Thanks for being awesome!

    • Elle says:

      Collie, you made me laugh. I’m supposed to say “you’re welcome for being awesome” right now, but it sounds so wrong! :) I’m so glad not only that you enjoy my work but that you find my story inspiring. Write your book!!! Don’t wait!! xoxo Elle

  13. Trisha says:

    I just loved Wrecked got it free on my kindle. Please keep me posted when the sequel comes out.

  14. Dawn says:

    I have read all three books in the Apocolypsis series…and the first two books of the War of the Fae series…and I can’t get enough!! I am waiting impatiently for the fourth book in the Apocolypsis series, I feel like I know Bryn, Peter, and Bodo, and I am waiting to find out what happened to my close friends…It is killing me!!! :) .

    • Elle says:

      Dawn, So happy to know this! I miss Bryn and friends too. Book 4 will be out at the beginning of 2013. Normally it’s not such a long wait for sequels, but that one was a bit unplanned. :) xoxo Elle

  15. Annisa says:

    I found Apocolypsis a few weeks ago on Amazon. I read all three books in less than 2 weeks and came to the end of the third book and found out book four was not out yet. UGH!!! I needed more…. Just started War of the Fae series and visited your website to see what other books I could read and now I have books to keep me going until Apocolypsis book 4 comes out.

  16. Misty says:

    I absolutely love Amazons free reads!!! I have found so many amazing authors that way and I am thrilled to add you to my list! I read Wrecked, it was a cute easy read that had me not wanting to put my kindle down! I’m going to have to look at some of your other series and definitely the sequel to Wrecked! Thank you very much for a very entertaining read!

  17. Kathi Wallace says:

    I would love to know how you did your promotional stuff! I too am a small indie and self-pubbed author and though I LOVE to write, I find myself at sea when it comes to doing promo work. If you have time , perhaps you could do a post on that!

    Thanks so much – really have enjoyed escaping into your books. I read a negative review of Wrecked on Amazon and started laughing when the reviewer said the teens acted like adults – um, hello? I *have* teens. This is how they act!! Ah well, it takes all kinds to make up the world I suppose.

    *warm.hugs*

    Keep Writing!

    Kathi

    • Elle says:

      I think that’s a great idea. Have you been to http://www.YAindie.com? There are lots of great articles there. I write some sometimes as a contributor. I think in January I’m going to actually write a non-fiction how-to book. :) And yeah, I have teens that age. I know the lingo, the behavior, etc. People I know and readers with kids in the 16-18 age-range agree the dialogue and behavior is spot on. But whatever. You can never please everyone. Not even Stephen King or JK Rowling does that, so I don’t expect to. lol xoxo Elle

      • Kathi Wallace says:

        I’ll check it out, thanks!

        OMG, that’s another thing that I used to find funny; authors would pick APART Rowling, saying she wasn’t a good technical writer. I would shake my head, thinking, yeah, but she tells a damn good story! I put it down to jealousy, myself!

        You can’t make everyone happy, trying to walk down that road lies madness, for sure.

        • Elle says:

          Yes, I’ll take good storytelling over technical skills any day. That’s what made me fall for Twilight. I’m a huge fan, and I could care less whether literary critics think her writing is good. It pulled me in deep. I comfort myself after getting unkind words by going to successful writers like her and others. Talk about haters! Whoo!

  18. CoryD says:

    Mrs. Casey,
    I just finished wrecked and all I can say is well done, I finished it in one day. I didn’t even realize it was a young adult book until I got on your website here. I’m a huge fan of survivalist based fiction and I have to rank yours right up there with the best of them. Keep up the good work and thank you for the good read.
    -Cory

    • Elle says:

      I’m so glad you liked it!! If you like survivalist stories, give Apocalypsis a shot. It’s getting a lot of attention lately. :)

  19. Chloe says:

    Hi I just wanted to say I only just started reading your books just under a week ago which was your war of the fae series which I have now read all 7 books! I absolutely loved them! Not only did you keep me on the edge of my seat the whole time (damn cliff hangers lol) you had my family thinking I was nuts cause I was laughing so hard! Im so glad I come across your books and look foward to more! You are a fantastic author and I would recomend you to anyone and everyone!!!

  20. Skye says:

    I love your books so much! Wrecked is my absolute favorite book and I have read I don’t know how many times! The characters are very relatable and absolutely HILARIOUS! I feel that you understand what teenagers actually feel and how they think and that is what I think makes the best book! Thanks so much for writing! I hope that you keep writing the series in Wrecked!
    <3 Skye

    • Elle says:

      Skye, you have the same beautiful name as my daughter!!! I’m so so happy you feel this way. Thank you for letting me know. :) xoxo Elle

  21. Kristi says:

    I know you are considered a YA writer, but I am 55 and my 38 year old son lent me the first three of your Apocolypsis series at Thanksgiving 2012, via my Kindle app on my android phone. I had all three finished by the first week in December!!! I was soooo crazy abut them. You have an incredible writing style and I can’t believe that you have only been writing for a year. Please keep up the great work! Your newest fan…Kristi :o )

    • Elle says:

      I love hearing about families sharing my work with each other. That’s awesome! It’s a fact that YA is not just for kids. I’ve been a YA reader all my life. Thank you so much for telling me and for your wonderful compliments. You’ll have to tell your son thank you on my behalf. :) xoxo Elle

  22. Callella says:

    I discovered your books very early last year. I think it was fate as I only downloaded the first one on a whimsey because of your name – my daughter is Elle and her best friend is Casey!!
    Obviously your writing talent kept me coming back though!
    My two teenagers have now read them all and my 72 year old mum loved them so thank-you from us all for many happy hours.

    • Elle says:

      Wow, I’m so happy to know my books have made it through your family. 3 generations! Thank you so much for letting me know. xoxo Elle

  23. Kendra says:

    Hi Elle!(Not that that is apparently your name…) That is also what a quick question is about here, what made you choose it specifically? I mean the wonderful badass Elle Casey, where did this come from?

    • Elle says:

      The name? Why did I pick Elle Casey? Oh, it’s a MYSTERY, I tell you. And if I share the mystery with you, then you’ll blow my cover. lol

      • Kendra says:

        NOO! I swear I won’t tell a soul! And of course there is that other problem too…I dont really have anyone to tell since well, I am a secret agent, and all I do is keep secrets(it is even in the title)…hmmmmm…..
        Yeah…you still arent going to tell me are you? No? Yeah, I thought not…

  24. Jamie Pinson says:

    I agree with everyone here. To think that a couple of weeks ago I didn’t know about your books, fate would have been so cruel if I hadn’t of downloaded Changelings for free (I love free books, I’ve found so many great authors thanks to Amazon and my Kindle) You’re writing style is just incredible and I love the humor in your characters. I bet it’s so nice in France. Sometimes you just have to take a chance and follow your dreams. I hope that all of them come true and you sell a gazillion books. Thank you.

    • Elle says:

      Thank goodness for those freebies!! Without them I think I’d be totally invisible on Amazon. Glad you found me! xoxo Elle

  25. margaret says:

    Don’t short-change yourself…you and your fans have worked very hard to spread the word about your awesome books!

  26. Denise T says:

    … Note to self… make sure when reading Elle’s books to have and empty bladder and no dogs on the bed.
    I darn near lost it there and one dog almost went flying off the bed and the other actually looked at me strange.
    I laughed so hard I lost count of the tissues I went through from wiping my eyes.
    I truly appreciate the release and beg you to keep up the good work! {{{hugs}}} Thanks for all of your hard work.

  27. krys m. says:

    I’m sad that no one has mentioned your books Duality! I hope you decide to write at least one more book for that story! It would be awesome to continue it a little more. I would love to see what happens with the “soul sucker and the constipator”! I was laughing so hard that my boyfriend just sat there looking at me like I was a head case! Please please write another one!

  28. Casey P says:

    I just finished Just One Night and I LOVED it!!!! I can not wait for part two!

  29. patrick loughrey says:

    Great article Elle:-)

  30. Cara says:

    I just downloaded Rebel to my new Kindle on April 21. It’s now the 23rd, and I’ve read Rebel, Hellion, Trouble, and Don’t Make Me Beautiful! Your writing style sucks me right in; I’m so glad you write so many books! :) I’ve got to stop and surface because I have a midterm coming up next week and must study!!! lol! Thank you so much for writing such awesome love stories with such a variety of characters. Keep ‘em coming! You’ve got another fan! :)

  31. Barbara Vega says:

    Random question….I know you’re considering getting your new book published traditionally… but what would take to get the Apocalypsis and World of the Fea books published??? I would kill to have these on my bookshelf!!! My Physical not virtual bookshelf. Haha!!

    • Elle says:

      Barbara, you can get all my books in paperback! Just order through Amazon. :) You can also go to your local bookstore and order my books that way.

  32. Vega_girl says:

    Yay!!!! Doing so today!!!

    P.s. Loved your race to the bottom blog post!!

    I know for a fact that if The Changelings had not been free I probably never would have looked at it. (I was never interested in the Fae people) but I am so glad it was because I not only got them but in introduced me to the whole Elle Casey gang of Characters!!!! I don’t even want to admit how much I have spent on your books( my husband might see this…hehe) but every single penny was worth it!! I honestly would pay more for your books because as you said I gladly pay more for quality!!! Thanks for the insight!!

  33. TC says:

    Elle, I have read several of your books and love them. Just recently finished the Shine not burn series and I love them completely. They were really sexy and funny. I love Candice’s personality and her need to google. You made her seem like such a ditz in the first and loved her story in the next and totally see her in a new light and I just love her personality. I so want more of Candice and the MacKenzie family. I think Boog should get a story and be completely sexy underneath all of that beard and Hannah Banana needs a story. Someone needs to be able to deal with her she is super desperate for love. I look forward to reading more of you stories. So keep on writing.

    • Elle says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know what you think about the series and the characters. I’m so glad Candice is getting the love she deserves! I don’t know if I’ll write another this series, but I never say never. Can’t, since I change my mind so often. :)

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