Elvi Rhodes was born and brought up in Yorkshire, and now lives on the Sussex Coast.
After many years publishing short stories in magazines, Elvi published her first novel, Opal, in 1984, quickly followed by more bestselling novels, 20 in all, many set in Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Notable works include Ruth Appleby, Madeleine, The House of Bonneau, Spring Music, Midsummer Meeting, A Blessing In Disguise and Mixed Blessings.
She describes herself as a storyteller, saying "I don't write my novels to further a cause, or to put forward a particular point of view. I just have a story in my head which I hope you'll want to hear, one which will entertain you, perhaps take you out of yourself to some other place. Writing is all about communication and if through my books I communicate with my readers, then that's great."
Elvi Rhodes' web site is www.elvirhodes.com and she is published by Transworld, www.transworldbooks.co.uk