Press Kit

You’ve reached Elia Winters’s online press kit. If you’re looking for more information, please feel free to email her at eliajwinters @ gmail.com.

Author Bios

Short Bio (99 words)

RITA™ Award-winning author Elia Winters is a fat, tattooed, polyamorous bisexual who loves petting cats and fighting the patriarchy. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and teaches at a small rural high school, where she also runs the drama club. In her spare time, she is equally likely to be found playing tabletop games, kneading bread, cross-stitching, or binge-watching Marie Kondo. A sex educator and kink-positive feminist, Elia reviews sex toys, speaks at kink conventions, and writes geeky, kinky, cozy erotic romance. She currently lives in western Massachusetts with her loving husband and their weird pets.

Extended Bio (185 words)

RITA™ Award-winning author Elia Winters writes geeky, kinky, cozy erotic romance. She is a fat, tattooed, polyamorous bisexual who loves petting cats and fighting the patriarchy. Elia holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and teaches at a small rural high school, where she also runs the drama club. She balances her love of words with a love of baking, crafting, and a bottomless well of geekiness; in her spare time, she is equally likely to be found playing tabletop games, kneading bread, cross-stitching, or binge-watching Marie Kondo.

Elia grew up blessed with an artsy, creative, quirky family that nurtured her eccentricities and helped shape her into the woman she is today. She started sneaking her mother’s romance novels when she was way too young for them, and in Catholic high school, kept her friends entertained by writing a steady stream of explicit stories while somehow never getting caught. Now, sex education and kink-positive feminism have become a cornerstone of Elia’s brand, including reviewing sex toys and presenting at kink conventions. She currently lives in western Massachusetts with her loving husband and their weird pets.

Contact Links

Email: eliajwinters @ gmail.com

Agent: Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency

Social Media

Interview/Article Topics

I am available for interviews, articles, and speaking engagements about the following topics:

  • Sex-positivity
  • Body-positivity and fat activism
  • Kink and BDSM, including “everyday” or lighter kink for non-lifestyle practitioners
  • Sex toy recommendations
  • National Novel Writing Month, and my 15+ year love affair with this challenge
  • Polyamory, and going from a closed relationship to an open one
  • Feminism, especially the feminism of erotic romance
  • General geekiness and geek culture
  • The overlap of geeky and kinky
  • Novel craft – character development, themes, revision strategies
  • Writing sex and erotic romance
  • Writing kink and power exchange
  • Finding balance in a busy life: writing alongside a full-time career and a variety of hobbies
  • Living a double life as an erotic romance novelist and a high school teacher

2 thoughts on “Press Kit


  1. Elia,

    I just found your book Three-Way-Split and I absolutely love it. Congrats on the Rita nomination. That is how I found it, actually. Also, thank you for your blog. I’m going to use it for research. I am just starting my first contemporary and it is a polyamory book, so it is nice to know that there are resources for a girl to look up.
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting more of your backlist. Keep writing!!!


    1. Thank you so much! Feel free to reach out anytime by email or Twitter with questions, if you think I can be helpful. Good luck on your novel!

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