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Elle Cosimano
Elle Cosimano grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher who rode a Harley. She spent summers working on a fishing boat in the Chesapeake Bay, baiting hooks, scrubbing decks, and lugging buckets of chum. A failed... show more

Elle Cosimano grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher who rode a Harley. She spent summers working on a fishing boat in the Chesapeake Bay, baiting hooks, scrubbing decks, and lugging buckets of chum. A failed student of the hard sciences, she discovered her true calling in social and behavioral studies while majoring in psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Fifteen years later, Elle set aside a successful real-estate career to pursue writing. She lives with her husband and two sons in Northern Virginia and Mexico.Elle's debut thriller NEARLY GONE was a 2015 Edgar Award Finalist, a 2015 International Thriller Award Finalist, and winner of the 2015 Mathical Book Award in the Young Adult category. It was also named a 2015 Georgia Peach Book Award Finalist, a 2015 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Finalist, and was awarded a starred designation as a 2015 Kansas Reading Circle selection. Elle is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters In Crime. She was selected for the 2012 Nevada SCBWI Agented & Published Authors' Mentorship Program, where she worked under the guidance of Ellen Hopkins. She attended the Writers' Police Academy at Guilford Technical Community College, Department of Public Safety, to conduct hands-on research for her books. You can learn more about Elle at her website: www.ElleCosimano.com.Photo courtesy of Powell Woulfe Photography
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Fallen Over Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
I received this book to give an honest review. I was very impressed with this book a lot more than I thought I would be. Especially from the beginning, the story started off pulling me in and I wanted to see where it was going to end. John "Smoke" is in a juvenile rehabilitation center he was accuse...
Word Bookie
Word Bookie rated it 5 years ago
Nearly Found is even better than the debut novel by Elle Cosimano. Cosimano uses the same style in this sequel to make the reader never want to put the book down. If you thought, "hmmm, where could the story line go from here?' at the end of the first book, you obviously didn't think much about th...
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Word Bookie rated it 5 years ago
This was such a great read, especially being from Maryland and knowing locations in DC and Virginia. Elle Cosimano grew up under the supervision of a teacher and an maximum security guard, so she knows a bit about YA and the government sector. Living in DC, this book was a great way to showcase her ...
I Swallow Books Whole
I Swallow Books Whole rated it 6 years ago
This review was originally posted on One Curvy BloggerNearly Gone is a book that I was recently drawn to thanks to #booksfortrade. It totally escaped my notice when it came out in March 2014, but since I am always a fan of YA murder mysteries, I quickly snatched it up. Unfortunately, I found Nearly ...
Meh
Meh rated it 6 years ago
I thought this book would be good, as I love chemistry! But it employed very little usage of the subject. The book was good enough that I'd read the sequel, but not good enough to recommend.
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