Elsa Watson graduated from Carleton College with a degree in Classical Languages. She and her husband served for two years as Peace Corps Volunteers in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. During the first year, they lived in a small, remote village with no electricity where Elsa began writing novels, all in longhand. In the second year, they moved to the capital, Bissau, and worked with the World Conservation Union to help form the country’s first national park.
After returning to the U.S., Elsa worked at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, then moved to her native Washington State and began work on Maid Marian. She now lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband, cat, and two dogs. Her short work has appeared in the Writers’ Journal and Renaissance Magazine. Maid Marian, a Gateway Readers Award nominee, is her first novel.
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