Elyse Douglas


Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up on the east coast, with two sisters and a brother. Her sister and brother are fraternal twins, and Elyse shares the same birthday as her older sister. Elyse's mother was a painter and her father was a consultant in the textile industry. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master's Degree in English Literature.

Douglas grew up in a family of musicians and astrologers. His family were also avid readers. While attending the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Douglas wrote his first novel. His grandfather was a gifted story teller from Kentucky, and Douglas spent many hours listening to him in wonder, remembering and documenting many of his tall tales.

Elyse Douglas met at a writer's workshop and were married soon thereafter. They have completed four novels. The Astrologer’s Daughter, Wanting Rita, The Christmas Diary and Christmas Ever After. They currently live in New York City. www.elysedouglas.com

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The Christmas Diary
A young woman, traveling to meet her wealthy fiancé for a Christmas wedding, loses her way in a snowstorm and is stranded at a Bed & Breakfast. In her room, she finds an old diary written by a man who had once owned the house. Moved by what she reads, she sets off on a journey to learn what happened to him.

The Astrologer's Daughter
Twenty five years ago, a professional astrologer, Joanna, rescues Robert from the sea. They fall in love. When he leaves Joanna, Robert does not know she’s pregnant. What happens to a candidate for President of the United States, when he learns that his 24-year-old illegitimate daughter, whom he has never met, seeks to destroy his candidacy and family, months before the election? What happens to her, when she falls in love with her father’s adopted son?

Wanting Rita
This new novel, from the married writing team of Elyse Douglas, is an unforgettable story about the obesssion of first love and the later, shattering, tender journey of an all-consuming love affair.


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