From Mario to Lara Croft, gaming has captivated its players for generations and cemented itself as a fundamental part of our culture. What once was considered a niche entertainment industry has exploded into a billion-dollar global enterprise complete with cable networks and international conventions in its honor. Regardless of the genre or platform, one immutable fact connects gaming heroes and the gamers who assume their identities: in order to reach the end of the game, they all need to level up.
Elissa Joy is a mother, wife, teacher, and advocate for families touched by Autism. She draws inspiration for her books from her own life experiences. She enjoys seeing children get excited as they transform into the minds of the characters they read about. She hopes that her readers are able to see the beauty in diverse perspectives and grow in their ability to see greatness in every situation.