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About Elizabeth "Elli" Carlton

Elizabeth "Elli" Carlton began her writing career as a freelance journalist with a knack for finding the soul behind a story. She covered the music beat for two national magazines and multiple local and online publications for four years. However, fiction—her first love—soon steered her in a new direction. In 2011, she took a year off to draft her first novel: The Royal Rogue.

The book was published in October 2012 and was well-received by readers and press alike. Unique in its approach, Elli replaces the heroic protagonist cliché with a morally ambiguous rogue that stumbles his way into an epic adventure. Her main character’s rough edges and quick wit swiftly captured an audience.

In 2015, Elli followed up her first release with an even bolder continuation called Chivalry’s Code, a novel that combines two separate storylines in a dueling parallel full of heart-wrenching ultimatums and surprising plot twists. It, too, was embraced by her readers. She completed the third installment, Lost Prince of Nevaharday, in 2018.

Beyond journalism and novel writing, Elli’s 16-year career includes writing marketing and consumers and culture research, drafting marketing and SEO content for a wide array of businesses, and providing developmental editing and writing coaching services to individual clients.


She currently works for Gartner where she manages a team of writers and editors supporting global IT research.

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