Eleri Grace writes historical romance novels featuring trailblazing Red Cross Girl heroines and flyboy heroes.
Before penning her first romance novel, Eleri honed her writing skills as a corporate lawyer, a historical researcher, and an avid writer and reader of fan fiction.
Like many authors, Eleri is a voracious bookworm, happiest in bookstores and libraries. The TV mini-series "Roots" kindled a life-long enthusiasm for genealogy, though she concedes that meandering through rural cemeteries and spending hours in the musty basement archives of a county courthouse is not for everyone. Eleri is a scrapbooker, eschewing newer and perhaps more efficient digital media in favor of traditional paper (some might say she is a paper addict). She enjoys pilates, weights, and other cardio-based group exercise classes. A long walk at sunrise is the perfect start to Eleri's day. She loves to travel and has been fortunate to experience time in many wonderful locations in the US and abroad.
Eleri majored in history at Texas Tech University. She regrets that she ignored the advice of her history professors, who urged her to pursue a graduate degree in history with a concentration in World War II, and instead joined the legions of other liberal arts majors in law school. She is thrilled to have found another career path that allows her to immerse herself in World War II studies. Eleri hopes her novels will reflect her passion for the 1940s era and that her readers will come away with an appreciation for the many couples who were swept up in war-time courtships forged in a time of larger-than-life uncertainties.
Eleri lives in Houston, Texas with her teenage son, college daughter, and two feuding cats.
* Finalist in the Historical Romance and Best First Novel categories of the National Reader's Choice Awards for her debut novel, Courage to be Counted