Interracial fiction writer, Lesa Ellanson, delights in upsetting the comfort zones of everyday apple carts. Her past articles addressing minorities in equestrian sport have appeared in national periodicals, The Chronicle of the Horse and Equestrian Magazine.

            Her blog, http://horsemomma.blogspot.com, airs her comments, reflections, opinions, and musings on country life, race and culture, faith, and anything else. She is a regular contributor to Women Hunters, an outdoor website, is a member of the International Women Writers Guild, Romance Writers of America, and the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of RWA.

            Mrs. Ellanson is a published poet, the author of four romance novels, with her contemporary romance, Whatever It Takes winning the first place 2014 Abalone Award for Unpublished Writers from the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of RWA.. She and her husband, Lowell, founded Neversink Press Books, an indie outlet for their writings.

            A native of New Jersey, she attended West Virginia State University (an all-black college in the 70’s when she attended) before transferring to Drew University in Madison, N.J., where she majored in fine arts. She is the retired manager of New Hope Farms, a renowned equestrian facility in upstate New York. She now resides in rural Pennsylvania where she enjoys her family, reading, music, movies with complex plots and insightful symbolism, as well as competitive shooting, gourmet cooking, grandkids and dogs, and the inexplicable habit of lingering into the wee hours of the night with her laptop or her nose buried inside the leaves of printed pages.

 She invites her fans to follow on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NeversinkPressBooks.