Isabeau Vollhardt

Biography

Isabeau Vollhardt received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English Composition from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, in 1980, where she studied Novel Writing with Charles Johnson, and the Philosophy of Science Fiction with Michelle Beer. A longtime reader of Victorian era authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle, she was writing The Casebook of Elisha Grey in part as an homage to Doyle and in part as a result of her readings of esoteric works on Atlantis, when she began studies at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in 1991. Graduating with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and receiving licensure to practice acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, she then went on to receive training in Reiki, reaching level IV (Seichem) Reiki training. Energy work and intuitive work in a variety of realms have been part of her personal and professional life since 1985 and encompasses study of Kuang Ping style taijiquan, shuilong qi gong, feng shui, clairvoyancy, Western Astrology, Native American journeywork, and Iai-Batto-Ho. She currently lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she has been in private practice since 1997, and continues to write. She has had several articles published in print and on line regarding feng shui and acupuncture, and her short story "Farewell at a Graveside" was published by Innisfree Magazine, a literary journal, in 1990.

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Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
At the start, it begins with an idea. That idea, however, is completely reliant -- for me -- upon the characters together with a compelling setting as well as premise for the story (or in the case of The Casebook of Elisha Grey, many stories!) I sketch stories as they come to me, then rough them out, then proceed through a series of redrafts (usually about three or four, which include spelling/grammar editing). If I need to research details, I consider that in the process.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I started reading at the age of three. So I don't remember the first story I read, however, I DO remember the first story that had a real impact on me: it was Paul Gallico's "All Cats Go To Heaven" and I think I read it when I was about seven years old.
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Books

The Casebook of Elisha Grey VIII
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,690. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Casebook of Elisha Grey VIII chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar and consulting detective in Atlantis, as recorded by his former partner, an architect and healer in Atlantis as well as mother to his three daughters, Kiara Ptolmai. The three novelettes are: "Elisha Grey and the Silent Boy"; "The Minerva House Murders"; and "The Disappearance of Sequoyah and the Passing of the Trident".
The Casebook of Elisha Grey VII
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,710. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Casebook of Elisha Grey VII chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar and consulting detective in Atlantis, as recorded by his partner, Kiara Ptolmai. The three novelettes are: "The Runaway Musician and the Return of Lorelei"; "The Deaths at Hanunnah Hot Springs"; and "The Drowned Fisherwomen of Hanunnah". The book follows the previous books in the Casebook of Elisha Grey series.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey VI
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,830. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Casebook of Elisha Grey VI chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar and consulting detective in Atlantis, as recorded by his partner, Kiara Ptolmai. The three novelettes are: "The Lost Visitor"; "The Destruction of Dark Ladder Laboratories"; and "The Haunting at Sunrise Terrace". The book follows the previous books in the Casebook of Elisha Grey series.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey V
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Casebook of Elisha Grey V chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar & consulting detective in Atlantis, recorded by his flatmate & student at the Temple of Atlantis, Kiara Ptolmai. The three stories: "The Pilferings in Albion: Kiara's First Case"; "The Men Robbed of Their True Wealth"; and "The Fall From the High Place". The book follows previous books in the Casebook of Elisha Grey series.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey IV
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,930. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Casebook of Elisha Grey IV chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar and consulting detective in Atlantis, as recorded by his flatmate and student at the Temple of Atlantis, Kiara Ptolmai. The three novelettes are: "The Bones in the Cornerstone"; "The Rebirth of the Crime Ridden Slum"; and "The Sabotaged Lift". The book follows the previous books in the Casebook of Elisha Grey series.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey Story Bible
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Screenplays » Mystery
The story bible to accompany The Casebook of Elisha Grey (seminal volume, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII) with details regarding concept, research, character profiles, and overviews of each story's plot and themes. Offered as a reference for people in other media for consideration for adaptation, as well as for other writers to make a touchstone reference for their own works.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey III
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Casebook of Elisha Grey III chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar and consulting detective in Atlantis, as recorded by his flatmate and student at the Temple of Atlantis, Kiara Ptolmai. The three novelettes are:"The Missing Daughter"; "The Jewel Theft on Riot Night"; and "The Return of the Weatherchanger". Drawing on the seminal "Casebook" & Casebook II, it can be read independently.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey II
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,500. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Casebook of Elisha Grey II chronicles the work of Elisha Grey, scholar and consulting detective in Atlantis, as recorded by his flatmate and student at the Temple of Atlantis Kiara Ptolmai. The three novelettes are:"The Poisonings At The Pantry"; "The Relentless Sun and Thunder"; and "The Deaths At The Crooked Tower". The text draws on the seminal "Casebook" yet can be read independently.
The Casebook of Elisha Grey
Series: The Casebook of Elisha Grey. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,510. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Three novelettes chronicling the cases of consulting detective Elisha Grey, of Atlantis, recorded by his roommate, Kiara Ptolmai -- "The Winged Dancer" about a missing multimorph; "The Chemist's Elixir" about a stolen medicinal formula; and "The Odalisques" about recruiting underaged women as brides.

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