Helen Chandler


Elle Cosimano is an award-winning author of genre-bending mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults. She’s published novels with Penguin Random House, Disney Book Group, HarperCollins, and Macmillan. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Edgar and Bram Stoker Awards, and her debut novel won the International Thriller Award. Elle’s mystery novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, has sold in ten languages and has been optioned for TV by 20th Television Studios. Her books have been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, Country Living, Parade, MTV, and NPR, and her essays have appeared in Huffington Post and TIME. Elle lives in Central Virginia where she’s busy writing her next book.



“The course was thorough, provided even more insights than I had hoped, and Elle was clear and engaging in her presentation.” 

“I expected to get insight into the publishing process, from soup to nuts, and Elle delivered on that. She provided detailed information about the phases of publication from finding representation to it finally hitting shelves.” 

“I thought Elle was not only knowledgeable but also very generous in sharing her personal experience and, of course, for offering the one-on-one follow up to the class.” 

“I really appreciated her emphasis on analytically looking at the process. She did an excellent job breaking down concepts and meeting the seminar participants where we were.”