Elliott is a 1995 graduate of the University of New Orleans. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She minored in English and was the fiction editor of “Ellipsis,” the literary magazine of UNO.
For the past eight years. Elliott has been a weekly columnist for The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, writing about current events, especially in the arts.
In addition, she has been a regular contributor to Catfish Alley, a quarterly magazine that focuses on the culture of the South.
Elliott has also written a number of short stories. During her time at UNO, two of Elliott’s short stories, “Home Ground” and “The Circuit,” were selected as the best short story by a college student in Louisiana in 1994 and 1995, respectively.
Elliott is also adept at non-fiction writing. She has written feature articles for the Commercial Dispatch, and has most recently written a series of travel blog entries for the Dekalb County (Ga.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
She is married to Chris Hannon and is the mother of Charlotte and Freda Jolie, two doggie-daughters, and Loa, a magical boy-cat. They live happily together in a purple house which is not approved by the Columbus, Mississippi “Hysterical Foundation.”
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