Elaine Burnes

Elaine Burnes grew up and lives in Massachusetts. After earning a B.S. in biology, and learning it qualified her for pretty much nothing, she worked first at a pet store, then at a bookstore, and finally broke out of retail by attending secretarial school. She spent the next 20 years working and writing for a variety of environmental nonprofits. Finally wearying of reality, she turned to writing fiction in her spare time, publishing her first story, “A Perfect Life,” in Skulls and Crossbones (Mindancer Press) in 2010. Since then, she has had several more stories published: “A Certain Moon,” in Wicked Things (Ylva, 2014), “The Stranger” in Read These Lips Take 5, “The Gift,” “Forget-Me-Not,” and “Tracy Arm” in Khimairal Ink, and “The Game” in Best Lesbian Romance 2011 (Cleis Press). Visit her Website and follow her on Facebook.