Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Photo: Michelle Lancaster
know I was so set on truths until I realized my whole life was a lie.
banished to Arcadia Prep.
we though were just empty threats meant to iron out bad behavior.
was a neatly packaged lie.
in the pit of my stomach and now we were free to wreak havoc on humanity.
was simple: I was a good girl meant to heal the wounded and help uphold the
who tore the truth down.
on it and set it on fire.
everything that didn’t add up to the me I cultivated.
perfectly packaged lie.
grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories
were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each
emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting
what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a
toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.
Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art.
Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in
Connecticut with her soon to be husband, reformed bad boy.
Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at
@elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more!