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About Elyse

Elyse Bruce started Idiomation in January 2010 primarily for her son, as well as to help others better understand idioms.  Originally intended for those who have difficulties with figurative language, soon history buffs, newspaper hounds, educators and everyday folk began visiting because they, too, were interested not only in the idiom of the day but the history behind the idiom of the day.  But this success didn’t come as a surprise to Elyse.

Elyse Bruce has an extensive and well-documented career in the arts industry, and there’s no question that she is a busy woman of many talents and abilities who isn’t afraid to take on a challenge and wrestle it to the ground.

With the recent publication of the third book in the “Missy Barrett Adventures” series, this brings to ten the total number of books she has published.   Missy Barrett even has her own page on Facebook as well as her own blog.  Her other series, “Idiomation” is scheduled to have its second book published the summer of 2014, and as with Missy Barrett, it has its own blog as well.

She also has a collection of short stories titled, “A Summer Of Somebodies: Cautionary Tales For Modern Times” and this Fall, she will publish more cautionary tales for modern times with another short story collection titled, “Fireflies and Front Porches.”  And as if that wasn’t impressive enough, she has recently completed 12 illustrations and a cover illustration for the pulp fiction anthology edited by award-winning novelist/screenwriter/journalist/producer, Joel Mark Harris titled, “Amazing Adventures.”  This anthology will be available for purchase in July 2014.

As a professional musician, her music continues to receive regular airplay on mainstream and internet radio.  In 2005, she released her instrumental CD “Quietudes” and followed it up with her second instrumental CD “Dreamtime” in 2010.  In 2007, she released “Countdown To Midnight” with 12 original songs, 3 of which were co-written with Thomas Taylor.

It’s an impressive resume to say the least, but even more so when you realize that she has also raised a son with multiple serious  health conditions including autism, Myasthenia Gravis (a rare, incurable, life-threatening neuromuscular disease that strikes 2 in 1 million minors), a bilateral congenital kidney defect, and an assortment of less-serious-than-those-already-mentioned diagnosed health issues … and all that as a single parent!

We did warn you that she’s a woman of many talents.

If you would like to know more about the author, please feel free to leave a message for Elyse Bruce on the CONTACT ELYSE tab and someone will respond to your comment/query in a timely fashion.

Elyse’s other blog sites are as follows:

Midnight In Chicago
Elyse Bruce
Missy Barrett’s Adventures

3 Responses to “About Elyse”

  1. Tom Crippen said

    Great site, thanks for doing it.

  2. Sharon Wezniak said

    Thanks for the great piece on “the buck stops here!” I had recently told the kids that their great, great grandfather, Brigadier General Augustus Bennett Warfield, coined that phrase, but I had no proof. THANK YOU!!!! It was great to google that!

    • You’re very welcome, and I’m glad that you found the “Idiomation: Historically Speaking” entry on the idiom. I’ll bet your kids were thrilled to bits to hear about this. :)

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