Author: Ephie Risho


The final battle ⚔️

Who’d have thought that writing, editing, and publishing a book is just the start? Turns out, in order for it to get a good readership, there’s a lot more work to do. The battle has just begun! So, we’ve signed up to sell our books at events in…


Featured on The Books & Authors Podcast

Books and Authors Podcast

I was recently interviewed about the latest and greatest book The Twelfth Scepter on The Books and Authors Podcast. Give it a listen here: Ephie Risho and The Elementalists on Podcast Episode 202 Keep exploring. Ephie


Article: Local family releases final installment of young adult fantasy book series


We’ve been featured in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle again. Here’s the latest article. Enjoy!


Book 4 of The Elementalists is now available!

Kickstarter for book 4

Pre-order your copy on Kickstarter today It is with great pleasure that I am finally able to welcome you to purchase your very own copy of The Twelfth Scepter, book 4 of The Elementalists. The Kickstarter launches today, where we are pre-selling books in order to get them…


A Canoe Showed Up in Our Yard

Ephie and family rafting in Hurricane Hilary

It was a crazy big windstorm, the kind you only get in places like Montana where it blazes off the mountains and takes out everything in its path. We scrambled as it came in, trying to save our old wooden fence (we didn’t) and the trampoline (partly successful)….


Writing a Different Sort of Book

Right at the turn of the year, Celia told me she no longer wanted to work on the books with me. Devastated, I asked a dozen questions, but the more we discussed, the more it made sense. Celia, at 14, has simply moved on, and has other priorities. …


‘Just Keep Writing’

A great article about us was in the Bozeman Chronicle last week. Enjoy! We‘ve been selling our books locally, at the MADE fair in Bozeman, at the local bookstore, and upcoming at the two next MADE fairs in Helena and Missoula, MT. If you‘re around, we look forward…


Watch out! You might see a Kraken coming your way. 😉

One thing I’ve learned about self-publishing, everything takes longer than you wish it would! Between signing, organizing who gets what, packing them up with mailing labels, and taking up two lines at the post office (and feeling guilty about it!), we finally have sent out everybody’s copies of…


Ten days left

Our Kickstarter finishes on August 15th and we’re about a quarter of the way there. If you want to support us getting out book 3, now’s the time! Also, just a note to say we really do rely on our readers to keep writing and publishing these books,…


Book 3 Ready for Pre-Orders

After a year of hard work, we’re finally ready to start pre-selling book 3: Secret of the Kraken. Visit our Kickstarter page for more info and to support the effort. (you’ll also get to see Celia’s new hobby – animation!)