Author of YA & Adult fiction
Elle Cosimano



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Elle’s debut thriller NEARLY GONE was a 2015 Edgar Award Finalist, winner of the ITW 2015 International Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was awarded the 2015 Mathical Book Award recognizing mathematics in children’s literature. Her novel HOLDING SMOKE was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Thriller Award. Her novels have appeared on several statewide school and library reading lists.

Elle grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher. She spent summers working on a fishing boat in the Chesapeake Bay, baiting hooks, scrubbing decks, and lugging buckets of chum. A failed student of the hard sciences, she discovered her true calling in social and behavioral studies while majoring in psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Fifteen years later, Elle set aside a successful real-estate career to pursue writing.

In 2019, after living in Mexico for six years, Elle settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia with her husband, her sons, and her dog.

Elle writes thrillers, mysteries, and speculative fiction for adults and teens. You can learn more about Elle and her books here.

Elle is represented by Sarah Davies of The Greenhouse Literary Agency.

Photo courtesy of Powell Woulfe Photography.