Elisa Hansen is a recovering musical theatre major who enjoys graveyards, haunted mansions, gothic fashion, decorative skulls, black tea, and red wine. She is a vampire scholar and possesses one of the largest collections of Phantom of the Opera memorabilia east of the Pacific. Born and raised in Southern California, she lived fifteen years in New York City before settling in Charlotte, NC, where she is part of the Charlotte Writers community.

When she’s not reading or writing books, you can find her at Mensa events, hosting a local SFF book club, or on YouTube as her alter-ego, The Maven of the Eventide. Her humorously analytical video essay webseries, Vampire Reviews, examines the evolution of vampire tropes and social allegories in media and pop culture through a feminist lens.

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