Elinor grew up in Baltimore, got a BA in Philadelphia and an MA in London. Now she lives in Portland, Oregon. She has two cats, Zeke and Paco, who keep her company while she writes and works, and a yarn stash that is always on the verge of being out of control.
Elinor is a member of Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott City, Maryland, the John H. Watson Society, the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, the Blue Carbuncle Society of Portland, and is a co-organizer of The Retired Beekeepers of Sussex. She edits the JHWS Watsonian, a twice-yearly journal of Sherlockian scholarship, as well as the Retired Beekeepers' Practical Handbook.
In 2002, just after the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, Elinor discovered internet fandom, and with it the magic of fanfiction. She dwelt in the Lord of the Rings fandom for a long time, and followed it up with a stint in Pirates of the Caribbean. She took a break between 2005 and 2008, and returned to fandom upon her first viewing of Supernatural. This was her main fandom until about 2012, though it overlapped with her introduction to the 2009 Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmesmovies and the 2010 debut of the BBC’s Sherlock. Elinor fell head-over-heels for the Holmes canon fandom, and has been there ever since.
Elinor now writes primarily Holmes/Watson romance, although she can sometimes be persuaded to struggle through a case fic or toss out a little gen fic. All fanfic post-2009 can be found at Archive Of Our Own.
Elinor’s first published-for-pay work was a Sherlock Holmes pastiche featured in the Elementary Erotica anthology published by Circlet Press in 2011. Her original gay romance was not far behind. She has published primarily contemporary, new adult romance, but she hopes to expand more into her true genre loves: fantasy, sci-fi, westerns, and historicals.