A fifth generation Texan, Elise Phillips calls Amarillo home where she resides with an odd collection of animals including a trouble making goat and a cat who thinks he’s a dog. Currently working as a graphic designer, Elise holds a Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness from West Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She was raised in the world of agriculture and horses and was a member of WTAMU’s top ranked Equestrian Team. She is also a proud advocate for the Arthritis Foundation and was featured in their 2011 Annual Report. A few years ago a chance visit to a new church changed the path of Elise’s life. With the support of her friends and family and church, Elise chased her writing dream, finally making it come true. Elise is excited for the new adventures that writing is bringing into her life and can’t wait to see what will come next.