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Dr. Elena Mikalsen is a women's fiction author and a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association. She resides in San Antonio with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs. She loves travel, nature, and reading every book she can find. Her debut women's fiction novel, Wrapped in the Stars, will be published in 2018. The novel was short-listed for the Del Sol First Novel Prize in 2017.


Dr. Elena Mikalsen is also a clinical psychologist blogging on issues of mental health for teens and adults. She has published nonfiction in the area of children's mental health, and she is regularly interviewed by the media due to her expertise in managing anxiety, stress, and parenting issues. She provides consultation to authors on writing about mental health. Her nonfiction writing can be found at