Elysia Whisler was born in Texas and raised in Italy, Alaska, Mississippi, Nebraska, Hawaii and Virginia, in true military fashion. Her nomadic life has made storytelling an unavoidable compulsion from a young age. When asked where she's from, her typical answer is, "Everywhere." She doubles as a mother, a licensed massage therapist and a CrossFit trainer and is dedicated to raising, coaching and portraying strong women, both in life and in her works. She lives in northern Virginia with her family, including her large brood of cat and dog rescues.