Elana A. Mugdan is an author and screenwriter based in New York City. Pre-pandemic, Elana devoted much of her time to traveling across the country on book tours. She’s appeared at schools, libraries, and bookstores worldwide to talk about her award-winning YA Fantasy series.

Recently, Elana garnered acclaim and media attention for her year-long stint without use of a smartphone. In a contest sponsored by Coca Cola and vitaminwater, Elana agreed to forego use of any handheld scrolling technology for 365 days. She found the experience liberating and enlightening, and has done a series of talks on the subject.

Elana currently resides in Queens, living a quiet but eccentric life with her pet rescue snake, Medusa.