Elyse Hauser

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The Evergreen State College, Saint Joseph's University, University Of New Orleans
Eco-friendly Living, Home Decor, DIY Hacks
  • Elyse won the 2023 Carol Gelderman Nonfiction Thesis Award at the University of New Orleans for Salt and Shadows, her book about human relationships to the sea.
  • She was a finalist in Creative Nonfiction Magazine's Learning from Nature Contest.
  • She swears by the Home Edit method for sustainable home organization.


Elyse is a writer from the Pacific Northwest with over 10 years of experience. She spent a few years as a content marketing writer, before deciding that marketing was not for her. After moving to New Orleans, she rediscovered her passion for writing about the natural world — a product of growing up in rural areas where the forest meets the sea. She's previously written about society, culture and products for publications including Electric Literature and Racked. Now, she writes about home and nature for House Blog and other outlets.


Elyse began writing professionally shortly after graduating from The Evergreen State College in 2011, where she studied philosophy and history. In 2015, she obtained her MA in Writing Studies from Saint Joseph's University. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction in 2023 from the University of New Orleans.
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