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Twitter: @EliseChidley

Elise Chidley’s first novel, Your Roots Are Showing, received a six figure advance and was nominated in two categories of the 2009 RITA© Awards:
Best First Book and Best Single Title Contemporary Romance. She received her MFA from Penn State and has taught creative writing at Writopia and Silvermine Arts Center. One of her stories was shortlisted for the Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award, and another for the Ian St. James Award. She works as a freelance developmental editor and loves the process of revision. Find her at


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