About Elissa Grodin

Celebrated Author 

Who I am…

What I Do

I started out writing as a book and film reviewer, with the belief that there are many different ways of looking at any given piece of work, and that the more deeply we see into a thing, the better.  The more deeply we see into a thing, the more we learn about human nature, about the world around us, about ourselves.  The spirit in which I write books for children and adults is influenced by the philosopher and educator, Howard Thurman, who said, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  I try to be an advocate for this idea in my writing, for my readers and for myself.