Elaine Isaak

Biography

Elaine Isaak is the author of The Singer's Crown series of traditional fantasy novels and the epic fantasy novella series, "Tales of Bladesend". Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies like: Flush Fiction (from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader), Live Free or Undead and Escape Clauses. A graduate of the Odyssey Speculative Fiction Workshop, Elaine has written how-to articles for the Writer Magazine, and authored the Lady Blade fantasy writing column at AlienSkin magazine for three years.

Her speaking engagements have included local chapters of Romance Writers of America, World Science Fiction and World Fantasy conventions, and the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Her most famous talk is entitled "Ten Mistakes I've Made in My Writing Career so that You Don't Have to."

When she is not writing, Elaine works part-time as a rock climbing instructor and adventure camp leader. Elaine's hobbies include exotic cooking and taiko (Japanese-style drumming). She lives in New England with two children, two parents, two cats, and one very supportive spouse (who still does NOT want to be her hero).

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Books

A Song for the Sea
By Elaine Isaak
Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
Short story. Young singer Kattanan duRhys, traded to a mysterious warlord, lives in an island palace made of shipwrecks. When a delegation from his homeland comes to demand an end to piracy, he must decide between serving his new master, and aiding the strangers who remind him of home. His master reveals a new sorcery, but the song Kattanan chooses may cost him his life.
Joenna's Ax
By Elaine Isaak
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,160. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
After Joenna's half-orc son is killed in battle, she disguises herself as a man to join the army and avenge him, adding one notch to the handle of her ax for every demons she kills. But when she volunteers to lead a suicide charge of half-orc scouts, she risks her secret and her own mission to try to save them.
Winning the Gallows Field
By Elaine Isaak
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,400. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
Dragonslayer Sir Trelayne returns home to champion the peasantry, only to make things worse—his companion imprisoned, his betrothed rejecting him, his war-wounds throbbing. Honor provokes him to duel the swordmaster in the hopes of earning Derik's freedom, but the veterans find that winning a battle is not the same as winning a war—and not all demons wear an ugly face.
The Eunuch's Heir
By Elaine Isaak
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
Prince Wolfram of Lochalyn can't live up to the reputation of his father, the Blessed Rhys, so why bother to try? Until a series of catastrophes plunges him into the midst of a foreign crisis. Discredited by his past and disdained by his own mother, Wolfram must find the truth of his birth, and fight to make amends for all that he's done—or be seduced by the darkness of distant power.
The Bastard Queen
By Elaine Isaak
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,170. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
When arson burns a plague hospital, everyone blames racial tension, until a suspect comes from the woods on a spirit-quest destined to uncover the secrets of the king's past. Struggling to find a cure for the plague, the king's bastard Fiona discovers its emergence is no coincidence—and that her long-time suitor leads a conspiracy that may end in genocide.

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