Elaine Isaak writes under a variety of pseudonyms:
As E. C. Ambrose, she writes the Dark Apostle series from DAW Books about medieval surgery—Elisha Barber (2013), Elisha Magus (2014), Elisha Rex (2015), Elisha Mancer (2017), and the recent final volume, Elisha Daemon (2018)—and has appeared in anthologies such as Fantasy for the Throne (eds. Dial and Easton; Gray Rabbit, 2018). Her latest publication is the standalone historical fantasy The King of Next Week (Guardbridge Brooks, 2020), and 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 Assassins' Throne (forthcoming).
As Elaine Isaak, she writes the Tales of Bladesend novellas—Joenna's Ax (2012), Winning the Gallows Field (2012), and the forthcoming The Hearth Witch's Son—and re-released The Singer's Legacy series last summer—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 a silkpunk fantasy, a YA SF, and one featuring rat shapeshifters who experience conservation of mass.
Elaine is a graduate of and instructor at 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.