Elle Thornton has worked as a newspaper reporter in Massachusetts, Hawaii and Kansas. She was a television reporter in Hong Kong. She is the author of two award-winning books: her debut mystery, Touch the Dead (June 2021) and The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis (YA).
Awards and Recognition
- Bronze Medal, Military Writers Society of America, YA Historical Fiction, The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis
- Royal Palm Literary Award First Place, Florida Writers Association, YA Historical Fiction (unpublished), The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis
- Royal Palm Literary Award First Place; 2nd Runner-up Book of the Year all manuscripts, Florida Writers Association, Mystery (unpublished), Touch the Dead
- Winner of the Indie Author Project's 2021 Florida Author Project contest in the YA Fiction category, The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis