Elaine Isaak writes under a variety of pseudonyms:
As E. C. Ambrose, she wrote the Dark Apostle series from DAW Books about medieval surgery—Elisha Barber (2013), Elisha Magus (2014), Elisha Rex (2015), Elisha Mancer (2017), and Elisha Daemon (2018)—and recently released the standalone historical fantasy The King of Next Week (Guardbridge Brooks, 2020). Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Fantasy for the Throne (eds. Dial and Easton; Gray Rabbit, 2018), while her nonfiction has been published in Clarkesworld Magazine and Writers' Digest.
As E. Chris Ambrose, she writes the self-published Bone Guard international thrillers, including The Mongol's Coffin (2017), The Nazi Skull (2019), and the recently-released The Assassins' Throne (2020).
As Elaine Isaak, she writes the Tales of Bladesend series—Joenna's Ax (2012), Winning the Gallows Field (2012), and The Hearth Witch's Son (2020)—and has re-released The Singer's Legacy series—The Singer's Crown: The Author's Cut (orig. Eos, 2005), The Eunuch's Heir (Eos, 2006), and The Bastard Queen (Swimming Kangaroo, 2010). Her stories have appeared in anthologies such as Warrior Women (ed. Guran; Prime Books, 2016), and she has edited three volumes of the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series from Plaidswede Publishing—Love Free or Die (2014), Live Free or Ride (2016), and Live Free or Dragons (2019). She's recently completed several new novels, including Drakemaster, a silkpunk fantasy; The Book of Ash, a mythic fantasy; and The Water Thief, historical women's fiction about the making of the Antikythera mechanism.
Elaine is a graduate of, instructor at, and critiquer for the Odyssey Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop. Her work has received notice in the Boskone Short Fiction Contest and Tenebris Press Flash Horror contest, and been an honorable mention for the Ray Bradbury Short Story Award. Elaine lives in New Hampshire, where she creates wearable art clothing when she isn't climbing the walls at the rock gym. Learn more at RocinanteBooks.com.