About Me

Elise Allen
Elise Allen…

Braving deadlines, sleepless nights, and evil poultry to bring great stories to life.


Latest from Elise's Blog

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I Am Legacy!

This weekend I ran THREE, count ‘em, THREE races at Disneyland: The Stitch Family 5K, which I ran with my husband and daughter on Friday, The also-Stitch-themed 10K, which I ran solo on Saturday, And the Disneyland Half Marathon, which I ran on Sunday, again solo… meaning with THOUSANDS of other participants, including Sean Astin.  …



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Daniel Pearl Magnet High School with Lissa Price

What an amazing visit this was!  Librarian extraordinaire Tamara Celi hosted Lissa and I (all arranged by the tireless Carol Tanzman) as we spoke to two packed auditoriums full of students.  (Okay, one auditorium, packed two times.  That’s still two packed auditoriums, right?)  The kids had such incisive questions, Lissa was a joy to hang …




The Lion Guard

The Lion Guard

Coming soon to Disney Junior!

Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Airing now on PBS Kids

Side the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid

Airing now on PBS Kids



Larry Schwarz and Elise Allen

Romeo, Juliet, and Jim

Publishers Weekly reports on Romeo, Juliet, and Jim, their new “contemporary romantic thriller with homages to Shakespeare and Truffaut,” with the first book in the series set to be published in 2015!


On the Web

Populazzi Trailer

Populazzi Book Trailer

Check out the trailer for Elise’s debut YA novel, Populazzi!

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket Shorts

The super-fun adventures of Polly Pocket and her friends.

Cat Cora and the Muppets

The Muppets’ Kitchen with Cat Cora

Muppets, a celebrity chef, and sharp kitchen utensils. What could possibly go wrong?


Hot News

Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters

“Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters” Written Up in Kidscreen Magazine!

So excited for the fabulous write-up Enchanted Sisters received in Kidscreen Magazine.  Click the “More” button, then check it out!