A "military brat," Elle was born in Germany and spent her childhood in such far-flung places as Puerto Rico, Charleston, S.C., Italy, and Washington D.C. Sadly, the only language she ever became semi-fluent in is English.
Elle's first self-published romantic comedy, The Frog Prince, became an Amazon bestseller in December 2010-a distinction it kept through the summer of 2012, when it peaked at #1 on Amazon's Top 100 List for Humor ahead of both Tina Fey and Janet Evanovich. her second novel, Sleeping Beauty, became a bestseller in February 2012.
Elle's appearance on the Digital Book World's (DBW) Successful Self-Published Authors panel in January 2012 alongside New York Times bestsellers Bob Mayer and Bella Andre was noted in Publishers Weekly. In February 2012, she was named to Expert Messaging Group's "25 Self-Published Authors to Watch." She is considered a "reluctant expert" on the topic of electronic, independent-publishing (self-publishing), and consumer purchasing psychology, and she is well-known for taking advantage of her full creative control by pushing the envelope-and advising other independently published authors to do the same.
In April of 2012, Elle published an alternate ending version of her contemporary romance Sleeping Beauty called Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up! in response to fan feedback. That same month, she was invited to blog for Digital Book World's Expert Publishing Blog, a industry blog with 20,000 subscribers. Her Digital Book World blog is followed by both Publishers Weekly and Writers Digest.
Elle was a featured Author Speaker at the DBW Discoverability and Marketing Conference in New York City in September 2012 alongside executives from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and GoodReads. She has been interviewed for articles for TIME Magazine and Writers Digest (Porter Anderson) and has been interviewed by USA Today and GoodEReader. Additionally, she has appeared on the Trash Talk Show with Barb Tobias, Your Book Is Your Hook with Jennifer Wilkov, as well as as Denver's 9News.
Her fourth contemporary romance, Alice in Wonderland, was released in November 2012; it will followed by Rapunzel on Valentine's Day 2013, Goldilocks and the Three Bears Memorial Day 2013, and Jack and the Beanstalk by the fall of 2013.
Elle lives in Denver, Colorado, and keeps a miniature dachshund named Bacon around the house to provide comic relief.