Eli Winfield writes romantic thrillers in a variety of genres (medieval fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, romantic thriller and just straight up thriller). The oldest daughter of a nurse and a Rocket Scientist, she was born in Texas, raised on a farm outside of Toronto, and studied medical microbiology at Guelph. She wrote her first novel on an antique Underwood typewriter at the age of 7 and never stopped. She is the mother of two creative daughters, wife to a taxation specialist, and has a fish named Fred.
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember: my parents gave me a typewriter for my 7th birthday. In my late teens and early twenties, I won several writing contests, but then, I got married and life threw my writing for a loop of many sidetracks. When my two daughters came along, I realized that caring for my family (like feeding them instead of writing) needed to take priority over playing with my muse.
I have degrees in French and Microbiology, and a Masters in Science, and am employed full time as a second language elementary school teacher. I’ve been married for twenty six years to the same man, who patiently listens to all my ideas and trouble shoots for me. We have two lovely daughters who are quickly growing up and becoming young adults, and a fish named Fred. I’m active in my church choir, direct a hand chime choir, play with robots (both VEX and Lego), and anything to do with fiber arts (costuming, sewing, knitting, spinning, I love it all). It is a rare day when I don’t have something happening.
Writing, though, is my passion. Through everything, I never really stopped writing, as the piles of papers and ideas and novels currently clogging my files and drawers and hidden spaces can attest. (Currently, there are 9 finished manuscripts, and at least a dozen others in various stages of completion in the files, along with five finished short stories.)
Now that my babies are older, my muse is insisting it is time to get going again, only this time, to go the full extra mile: write, publish, repeat.