The Abortionist's Daughter

In 1916, Melanie, the prettiest girl in Muller's Corners, had her life destroyed when her doctor father went to prison. But she falls in love with a handsome stranger, James. They elope to New York City. But secrets, lies, twists and turns take her to the glamorous world of Broadway. Filled with the vivid background of the time, Melanie's journey is told in a sweeping, vivid page-turner More

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About Elisa DeCarlo

I am a former vintage clothing seller, and a current writer/performer. Two comic fantasy novels, "Strong Spirits" and "The Devil You Say" were published in 1993/4 and are available on My history includes performing solo shows across the country, and doing comedy on radio, television and theater. I am an avid student of fashion history. For this novel I did research about fashion, theater, womens health, and day to day living in 1916. In 2014 The Exit Press will publish an as-yet untitled collection of my playwrighting. I have been profiled in The New York Times and written about in Glamour, Bust, and many web-sites.

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