Meet Elza

Meet Elza

Life is about creating yourself.

selfie-elza.pngElza Kinde is a designer of graphics, writer of fiction, reader of Middle Grade, nerd for words, 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 loves to create and is always looking for new ways to add color and humor to the world. Her current avenues include graphic design, hand lettering, and some experimentation with illustration. Her more successful designs have been turned into cool merch like t-shirts and book totes, which you can find at

Elza is one half of a dynamic writing duo with her mom, CJ. They write Middle Grade adventure stories that 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, doing her best imitation of a stand-up 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 about Middle Grade Carousel!



What does your name mean?

Elza is not my real name. In fact, I usually prefer to go by my full name, Elizabeth. Apparently, this preference was cemented since toddler-hood. According to one very popular “Embarrassing Mom Story”, during a trip to the grocery store, an elderly gentleman asked my name 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.