Ripley edited the overview of Elaine Cunningham Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
Elaine Cunningham grew up in New York state and New England. She earned a degree in music, taught Music and History for several years, and then went back to grad school. Cunningham started writing when her oldest son was a baby. She has written a number of fiction novels set in the Forgotten Realms. Her first book was titled Elfshadow. Cunningham grew fond of the book's stars, Arilyn Moonblade, a half-elf with blood ties to the royal family, and a bard name Danilo Thann. Her 1998 book Evermeet: Island of Elves chronicles the whole history of Evermeet, and featured the return of Arilyn and Danilo. Elaine is also the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Journey, from the Star Wars New Jedi Order saga. Elaine lives in New England with her husband, their two sons, and two eccentric Siamese cats.