Hi, I’m Elena! I was born on July 1, 2007 (Yes, you read that right, I’m a teenager), in California. In 2015, my little brother, Mason, said he wished he were older. To make him feel better I started BBLS, (or Big Brother Little Sister), a game where we would switch ages and pretend to be each other. In 2018, I decided to make the adventures we’d go on in the game real, and began writing BBLS. Since I love music and have always been creative, my parents were not surprised when I decided to become an author.

My new book is The Harpers’ Holiday Horror, in which more mischief takes place. A revised edition of BBLS is in the works, and I have plans for more titles in that series.

Please check out the pages on my website, including the pages for each title, the Reviews page, the Media & Events page, and the Prodigy Kids Press page. You can also connect with me through my Contact page and on Instagram!

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Author Bio

Elena Southworth first knew she wanted to be a writer when she was five years old and had just read her first book. A lover of make-believe, she began coming up with stories of her own.

Elena likes to write from each character’s point of view, each in their own voice. She’s never at a loss for an interesting storyline or unforgettable characters that her readers can relate to. She hopes her stories become a place where readers can escape and find some great humor along the way. She’d like to inspire other children to write books as she has, and to feel that nothing is impossible.

When she isn’t writing, Elena enjoys playing piano and video games. While writing is her main hobby and tennis her favorite sport, most of her time—as you’d expect from a teenager—is spent on school and homework.

Elena’s writing has enabled her to contribute charitably by donating books to Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital, and Orangewood Children’s Home, along with having her book in many classrooms and school libraries. Elena has been invited as a “Meet the Author” guest at several school assemblies to share her love of writing and inspire young authors. She lives in Orange County, California with her mom, dad, little brother, and their puppy, Bo.