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George Elmer

Author. Part-time historian. Absolute Nerd.

George Elmer has had her head in the underworld creating fiction since she was old enough to know how to write. She spent her childhood reading books far above her age group’s reading level and imagining dark stories about fairies at the bottom of the garden she never finished. Many projects, including a collaboration with two friends in high school and multiple NaNoWriMo attempts, fizzled out before they left the ground.

She didn’t give up attempting to finish a novel, no matter how many stories she abandoned in the process.

George Elmer
Photograph © 2021 by Michelle Elmer

It was in her last year at university (BSc with honours in Psychology and Criminology) that George finally completed a novel, Crimson Prince, in the 2017 NaNoWriMo. She based this novel of witches in NYC on the many stories floating around her head which had never seen the light of day.

She’s never gotten along with the “proper” job everyone thought she should get after she’d finished her formal education. Since her graduation in 2018, she has had a few short-lived jobs. These include a youth representative, an elderly care assistant, and a volunteer youth leader at her local church. None of them lasted longer than a year. None of them lasted longer than a year, and not all of them were George’s fault.

When COVID-19 hit days before she got her perfect, dream job at her local library in March 2020, George decided to stop pretending she could be like everyone else and turn her love of storytelling into an actual career. There was a business plan involved and everything. She hasn’t looked back.

George Elmer
Photograph © 2020 by Michelle Elmer

Writing stories about people who don’t always have happy endings, or who make mistakes that get worse, is what she lives for.

George always has many projects on the go at once, but she never writes in public. She fears of what people sneaking glances over her shoulder might think. Her family is a constant source of distraction. Her family also sees that she now finishes what she starts.

If her fingers aren’t dancing over her keyboard researching various folklores or obscure trivia about astronomy or mythology, they’re probably holding whichever book holds her current interest, learning Italian, or completing yet another diploma in some subject or another.

The first book she published under her own name was Precious Vile Things. Crimson Prince has since been re-edited and re-published. She also offers online classes and challenges for those interested in writing their own stories.

If you too never received your happily ever after life promised you, or you want a story where the characters aren’t quite human, pick up one of George’s books today. They also make great gifts for any morally ambiguous fans of morbid humour you know.


“Official” Short Bio

George Elmer is an author of dark gothic fantasy and writing for morally ambiguous people searching for worlds with a little magic and bloodshed. She’s been making up stories since she knew what a story was. Children’s fairy-tale happy endings didn’t quench her insatiable desire for horror. She set out to write stories without happily ever afters. She combines her various morbid interests to create intricate and plausible worlds. When she’s not planning to slaughter another character, you can find her researching history, folklore, and random science trivia.

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