Write the Damn Book Already

Ep 75: Writing Novels in the Operating Room with Elle Evans

February 14, 2024 Elizabeth Lyons
Write the Damn Book Already
Ep 75: Writing Novels in the Operating Room with Elle Evans
Show Notes

Elle Evans is an anesthesiologist and a novelist whose debut novel, Wedding Issues, comes out April 2, 2024 with Zibby Books.  And was this ever a fascinating conversation!


  • The first book Elle wrote (that was never officially published, even with the best title ever) 
  • Elle's writing process, including how she sets goals and deadlines 
  • The probable stop on the publishing journey she specifically advises writers to “buckle up” for 
  • How her first two novels ended up "dead on submission" (and what she's planning for them now!)
  • How she's coordinating  book launch activities with her operating room schedule 
  • Her process for letting go of one book’s characters in order to start fresh on another
  • Her unique perspective when it comes to title/cover changes by a publisher


A Boston native, Elle Evans spent five years in Nashville soaking up sweet Southern hospitality and even sweet iced tea. She now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and rescue dog Calypso, the first of many pets named from Greek mythology characters. Elle enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and attempting ambitious cocktail recipes. She writes under a not-so-secret pseudonym to maintain separation from her academic research papers and professional life. 


Instagram: @elle.evans.books
Website: ElleEvansBooks.com
Wedding Issues: A Novel -- Buy at Bookshop.org to support indie bookstores


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