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Meet Elza

Life is about creating yourself.

IMG_5803-editssmall.pngElza Kinde is a designer of graphics, writer of fiction, reader of Middle Grade, editor of manuscripts, and maker of bad puns. She believes that an imagination is something that should be cultivated through books & comics, arts & crafts, and trial & error. She has not yet been published because she is also a procrastinator.

Elza explores the world of paper and ink through books, handlettering, doodles, snail mail, and whatever else captures her imagination for an afternoon.

Elza is one half of a dynamic writing duo with her mom, CJ. They write Middle Grade adventure stories that usually include soda pop, magical pets, combat boots, quirky uncles, world domination, and lots of puns.

In addition to reading and making things, Elza enjoys adding to her collection of sassy t-shirts, pretending to be a comedian, hoarding boots, spending too much time on Pinterest and/or Instagram, and dreaming up silly details for stories that don’t have plots yet.


Social Media

We should hang out sometime.




Fun & Games

Let’s play!

Elza is the co-founder of #MGCarousel, a monthly reading challenge for fans of Middle Grade books. Find out more here!



What does your name mean?

Elza is not my real name. In fact, I usually prefer to go by my full name, Elizabeth. Ever since I was a toddler. I just had a little trouble saying it. According to one very popular “Embarassing Mom Story”, during a trip to the grocery store, an elderly gentleman asked me what my name was and I answered “Elza-bozza-bess” much to his confusion. So here I am now, many years later, Elza.


Collaborative Works

The family that writes together…

When writers get together, weird things happen. When that other writer is your mom, things get really weird. In a good way. Which is why we often work together. Two brains, one book, lots of fun.

Want to know more? We’re not at liberty to share details, but if you’re a Pinner, you might enjoy our Dual Duel Pinterest board.