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 is a woman of many talents — a versatile and respected award-winning professional musician, singer-songwriter, composer, illustrator, award-winning visual artist, playwright, and author of over 20 published books.
She balances her time writing music, songs, short stories, novels and plays, and painting and photographing the world around her. She also invests her time in learning new technologies, leading workshops and seminars, and teaching songwriting and marketing courses at the college and university levels.
Whether it’s writing psychological thrillers or humorous stories in the vein of Mark Twain and Stephen Leacock, children’s stories or resource books, cautionary tales for modern times or workbooks, Elyse makes her characters come alive for readers in memorable ways.
When she isn’t busy doing everything already mentioned, she makes time to create and promote new and exciting projects that engage, involve, and benefit as many people as possible.
Over the years, she also devoted her time and heart to raising 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!
In her spare time, Elyse bakes chocolate chip cookies which she then generously shares with friends and family. Her cookies are not available for purchase on Amazon or anywhere else online or in retail stores.
Fans are invited to visit Elyse Bruce on her website at http://www.elysebruce.com.
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