Author Bio


Elisa has always been a writer, but the story of Saint Joseph’s Day threatens to make her a novelist. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Elisa came to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2002 and forgot to go home. She is the granddaughter of Irish and Italian immigrants, raised Catholic, and educated by nuns. Her heritage serves her well as she channels the inspired-by-a-true-story of Rose Marino, the daughter of Sicilian immigrants who falls in love with an Italian prisoner-of-war in New Orleans during World War II.

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