Elise Abram

Toronto, Ontario

Elise Abram

Toronto, Ontario

English teacher and former archaeologist Elise Abram has been writing ever since she can remember, but it wasn’t until she was asked to teach Writer’s Craft in 2001 that she began to write seriously. Having to research writing and the writing process gave her the confidence she needed to actually put proverbial pen to paper. Her first novel, THE GUARDIAN was partially published as a Twitter novel a few summers back. Nearly ten years after its inception Abram decided it was time to stop shopping around with traditional publication houses and try to publish PHASE SHIFT as an eBook.

PHASE SHIFT documents the adventures of archaeologists Molly McBride and her husband, Dr. Palmer Richardson after they are given artifact with the ability to take them to a doppelganger Earth. Palmer Richardson, forensic anthropologist and head of the Archaeology department at the University of Toronto, is a character Abram first conceived in 1987 when taking a Science Fiction English course at The University of Waterloo (Clinton Johns, co-star of THE GUARDIAN was also conceived at that time). Writing a short story as the final assignment for that course was the first time she’d melded her passion for archaeology with storytelling.

Abram continues to write, no easy task, with the demands of teaching 3 English courses each semester, and raising 3 teenagers simultaneously.

Her latest novel, THE REVENANT a YA paranormal thriller with zombies was released July 2014.

Currently, she is working on another Molly McBride adventure, called THE NEXT COMING RACE, and inspired by Edward Bullwer-Lytton’s classic “The Coming Race”, which combines pseudo-scientific and paranormal phenomenon in a race to save the world from destruction after a device left behind by aliens in the future is activated by construction in the present. Also in the works is CHICKEN OR EGG: A LOVE STORY, revolving around a time travel love triangle and I WAS, AM, WILL BE ALICE, a YA "Time Traveler's Wife" with elements of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass".

  • Work
    • Teacher, GTA
  • Education
    • BA, BEd, MEd