About Elsa

PHOTO011With a BA in Theater & History, and an MA in Women’s History, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a unique professional working as a writer, editor, historian and theatre professional. Through her education and experience, she can provide services as a writer, editor, dramaturge, public speaker and disability consultant. She was an Industry Insider Guest of Honor at GenCon 2015, and an ENNie Winner 2016 for her work in DRACULA DOSSIER.  Her piece “Seeking Truth” was mentioned in the starred review for UPSIDE DOWN in Publishers Weekly.

Available for Purchase/Reading:

Dracula Dossier from Pelgrane Press, Contributing Writer.

A PLACE OUT OF TIME at Fireside Fiction Company, July Issue 2016

UPSIDE DOWN anthology from Apex with the story SEEKING TRUTH. Available December 13 2016.

Edge of the Unknown in GHOST IN THE COGS from Broken Eye Books, October 2015.

Guest Posts at Terrible Minds (Chuck Wendig’s blog): So You Wanna Write a Blind Character and On Teaching Disabled Representation in Fiction

Guest Post at Disability in Kidlit: Overcompensating: Magical Blindness and Erasure in SFF

Guest Post at Her Story Arc: Daredevil and Disability Politics

Guest Post for Mary Robinette Kowal’s Blog on Writing the Other Master Class

Master Class on Writing Deaf & Blind Characters at Writing the Other

Praise:

“Elsa’s work resonates for me because it sings the things my heart screams.” – Summer Plum on A PLACE OUT OF TIME.

Upcoming publications include:

DEAD SCARE a tabletop RPG of zombies and 1950s housewives from Exploding Rogue Studios

A chapter in WRAITH 20th Anniversary Edition from Onyx Path

A section in BLUE ROSES from Green Ronin Publishing

THE FATE ACCESSIBILITY TOOLKIT from Evil Hat

and more to come!

 

Writing

By founding Feminist Sonar, Elsa added a new voice to online feminist blogging, particularly in her coverage of disability issues as related to feminism. Published by XO Jane, Offbeat Home, Offbeat Bride, and Pincurl Magazine, her focus areas include feminism, history, disability issues, relationships, theatre, and media critique.

Her fiction and games work can be found in Ghost In the Cogs published by Broken Eye Books, The Dracula Dossier published by Pelgrane Press, and upcoming titles including Wraith 20th Anniversary Edition by Onyx Path, and her solo written RPG Dead Scare which comes out sometime in early 2016 from Exploding Rogue Studios.

 

Editing

Over a range of genres, Elsa can perform developmental edits, as well as copy editing. She can provide editing services for blog posts, long form journalism, narrative non-fiction, fiction and roleplaying games. Her services as a consultant for manuscripts and other content containing disabled characters or disability content is also available

 

Public Speaking and Workshops

Elsa can give guest lectures on topics that include but are not limited to the history of obscenity law and performance, burlesque, feminist media critique, performing arts, women’s history, and living with disabilities. Her talks and workshops have been given at multiple conferences and schools, including BurlyCon, Boston Burlesque Expo, Phi Alpha Theta, Gonzaga University, the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, and the SLC Women’s History Conference. In 2015 she was an Industry Insider at GenCon 2015 where she spoke about disability access, women in games, and alternate history writing.

 

To hire Elsa, you can send an e-mail to elsa.s.henry@gmail.com or use the contact form below.

If you are a member of the press, please state this in the subject line and in the body of the message. Should you be interested in booking Elsa for public speaking or for workshops, please include date, time, location, organization, and if possible, whether the venue is disability accessible.