About Elana

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Elana Johnson is an author of YA novels and romance novels, as well as an elementary school teacher. Her work includes the young adult dystopian romance series Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available, as well as a young adult dystopian short story in the Possession world, Resist.

She is also the author of ELEVATED and SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE, both standalone young adult contemporary romance novels-in-verse.

Her novella, ELEMENTAL RUSH began a new futuristic fantasy series. ELEMENTAL HUNGER, a full-length novel, is the second part of the story. The series concludes with ELEMENTAL RELEASE, the final novella. Get all 3 volumes here.

Her newest release is the beginning of a new adult fantasy series. ECHOES OF SILENCE came out with Amazon Publishing on May 3, 2016. 

Elana also writes inspirational western romances under the pen name Liz Isaacson. Check out all 4 books in the Amazon #1 Bestselling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series, and get ready for book 5 and a novella in July, 2016!

She also contributed a contemporary romance novella to the best-selling Timeless Romance Anthology, ALL HALLOWS' EVE, has a fun beach romance novella in the SAND & KISSES collection, and will have a creepily romantic novella coming in the fall in the UNDER YOUR SPELL anthology. Her full-length debut contemporary romance series, the Redwood Bay series, will be published by Cleis Press beginning in 2016.

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Elana wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.

Using her boring human powers, she graduated from Southern Utah University with Summa Cum Laude honors in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. She started her teaching career as an upper grade music and art specialist. After a four-year stint in 3rd grade, she is currently the technology specialist.

In her world, Oreos and bacon would be the only food groups. Everyone would drive 10 over the speed limit. Winter would be eliminated as a season, and Jeff Probst would be President. As it is, she lives with her husband and two kids in central Utah, gets cited when she drives too fast and eats Oreos only on special occasions.

She is a mom to two kids, a weekday chef, and is dancing and writing her way through life with a flourish!

She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog, a regular contributor to The League of Extraordinary Writers, and a co-organizer of WriteOnCon. She is a member of SCBWI and RWA.

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