Saturday, May 13, 2017
Meet ShoreIndie Judge Elise Kova
Elise debuted in 2015 with her YA fantasy Air Awakens, which became a #1 Amazon bestseller in Epic Fantasy as well as YA Sword & Sorcery Fantasy. Since then, she's gone on to self-publish four more books in the Air Awakens series and the three books of the Golden Guard Trilogy (YA fantasy) and has become a hybrid author by publishing the two (so far) books in the Loom Saga (A Steampunk) with Keymaster Press. A former graphic designer, Elise designs her own covers (which we LOVE): she works with an illustrator, who produces a painting, and she adds the text and formatting.
Elise's generosity to the ShoreIndie community knows no bounds: In addition to judging the inaugural contest, she is also one of our generous sponsors, has agreed to entertain our questions about writing and indie authorship during an #AskAuthor chat (date/time TBA), and will be giving away a copy of The Alchemists of Loom on the same day as her chat. We could not be more thrilled, and we hope you will help us show her all the love!
Elise tweets @EliseKova. Be sure to check out her gorgeous website and Facebook page, follow her Instagram feed, and see what people are saying about her books on Goodreads.
Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the independently published Air Awakens Series and Golden Guard Trilogy, as well as the traditionally published Loom Saga.
Air Awakens Series