Elise VanCise librarian, author, public speaker, published in print and digital media. Elise is a Florida Cracker with a love for mini adventures. NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for Lake County, Founder of Lake Writers of Lake County, Florida, Member of Florida Library Association, American Library Association, and YALSA.


Author’s awards and honors include:

 Appeared as a featured author for the Lake County Florida Festival of Reading in 2008, 2009, 2011, Authors Showcase 2011. Authors in the Park Spring into Art 2013, Booktoberfest 2013, AIP: Christmas Spectacular 2013, Authors in the Park Spring Into Art 2014, Featured speaker at the 2014 FAPA Fall Conference. Featured Speaker at the 2015 FAPA Spring Conference. Presenter at the 2017 FLYP Workshops for Florida's Statewide Summer Reading Programs, Presenter at 2017 Florida Library Association Conference, Presenter at 2018 FLA Conference. Featured Author at the Leesburg Literary Arts Festival 2018. 


Winner of the 2011 Nature of Magic Blogfest, Who’s Who Among Professional Women in Writing and Publishing, NaNoWriMo winner for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. AuthorsdB Featured Author 2012, AuthorsdB Top 100 Author, AuthorsdB Top 50 Author, AuthorsdB Top 10 Author, 2017 Writer's Expo 1st Place Fiction Winner.  


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Elise is a treasure trove of information and a wonderful encourager to new writers. She works tirelessly to lead writing events for local writers in Lake County and is an invaluable member of our writing community.

Kate Maier


Elise VanCise has been leading the charge in Lake County Florida in a dynamically engaging way. When I first encountered Elise I was shiny new to writing and she has helped me as I participated in and finally won NaNoWriMo. She has a kind and encouraging word for everyone and an idea or fresh eyes for every situation. She genuinely cares about the WriMos she is guiding. When we asked to meet outside of November she graciously gave of her time. When writer's block struck she brought the dynamite to spark creativity and blow that wall out of the picture.

Michelle Moon


In 2013, I took the challenge to write a novel in 30 days. I had no idea what to expect until I went to my first meeting sponsored by Elise VanCise. She was professional, welcoming and creative... To help further, Elise constantly posts on Facebook and on her blog, in an attempt to keep everyone motivated so they can reach the finish line. She's there for you and using humor she makes you think outside of the box. To Elise's credit, she has repeat authors coming to the meetings, me being one of them which says to me she must be doing something right.

Lorraine M Harris




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