A New Yorker by birth, Elise Skidmore lives on the south shore of Long Island with her husband. Recently retired, they enjoy spending time together and love to travel. Their nest may be empty, and though she misses her two daughters, she is very proud of the wonderful women they have become.
She has been a writer since childhood, with poetry being her focus for many years. It’s her way of working through dark times and celebrating the joyful ones. SUMMER SERENADE is her fifth volume of poetry. Two of her earlier anthologies were finalists for Epic eBook Awards. She is also an amateur photographer and her original photography can be seen in all her books. While one may summarize Elise in any number of wonderful descriptors, chief among them must always be writer.
I’ve read POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING, and can highly recommend it! The sort of book you can pick up for a moment’s respite or inspiration or just sit and read from piece to piece, always entertained/comforted/made to think. Lovely Book!
—Diana Gabaldon, NYT bestselling author of the OUTLANDER SERIES
Poignant and lyrical, every sentence is a gem.
—Karen White, NYT bestselling author of the The Tradd Street series
Warm and accessible, Ms. Skidmore’s poetry shines. Her love of the the simple things, of home and family, evokes memories and feelings common to us all, and her sure hand strokes the iron string that runs through every heart.
—Dale Cramer, award winning author of KISS OF THE JEWEL BIRD
If you love poetry, WHEN LEAVES FALL will fill a new corner of your heart. If you think you don’t like poetry, it’s achingly simple beauty will prove you wrong.
—Linda Grimes, author of Tor Books’ Ciel Halligan series