Elissa’s Bio

National Best Selling Author, Publisher, Screenwriter, Model…

Empowering, Enlightening, Engaging and Inspirational, Elissa Gabrielle is a powerhouse in the literary industry.  Respected by many, revered in the highest regard, Elissa Gabrielle maintains a spirit of excellence in all she does. She is known to have the midas touch. The sky is the limit for this sassy, sundry and prolific author.

Elissa Gabrielle has broken the ceiling of literary excellence with her gift in the skill of multi-genre writing. The author of multiple poetry books, numerous novels and contributor to several anthologies, Elissa has proven herself to be well-versed in artistic creativity.

Elissa Gabrielle has published well over 150 books and launched the literary careers of more than 25 authors in her 15-year career as an independent publisher. She has also won prestigious awards over the years.

Elissa Gabrielle hails from Newark, New Jersey where she was born and raised. Elissa Gabrielle is a National Best Selling Author, Publisher, Screenwriter, Brand Ambassador, Certified Natural Health Professional and Certified Life Coach.

Elissa Gabrielle has the uncanny ability to take newcomers and mold, shape them into literary superstars and has  created multiple award-winning authors and best-selling books in the process. Elissa Gabrielle’s award-winning  novel Eye of the Beholder was recommended by USA TODAY and she won Female Author of the Year for the novel by the African American Literary Awards.

Her colloquial and imaginative creations have led to sensual and seductive inclusions in Zane’s Purple Panties, Erogenous Zone: A Sexual Voyage, Mocha Chocolate: A Taste of Ecstasy, The Heat of the Night, Historie Chocolate D’Amour, Pillow Talk in the Heat of The Night, Zane’s Busy Bodies: Chocolate Flava 4 and more.

But, Elissa Gabrielle is so much more…

As a Literary Entrepreneur, Elissa is the founder of the former greeting card line, Greetings from the Soul: The Elissa Gabrielle Collection, collaborator and creator of The Triumph of My Soul, and publisher of Peace In The Storm Publishing. Elissa has managed to turn relatively unknown authors into household names and has molded and shaped the careers of some of today’s brightest literary stars.

In addition to these innovative achievements, Elissa has graced the covers of Conversations Magazine, Big Time Publishing Magazine, Black Girl Powerhouse Magazine, Disilgold Soul Magazine and has been featured in Urbania Magazine and Black Literature Magazine. Elissa Gabrielle has also been featured in the Huffington Post and Madame Noire.

Peace In The Storm Publishing and Elissa Gabrielle have been nominated in over 30 literary awards and have won multiple awards individually and collectively for the publishing house, include the 2020 Independent Publisher of the Year Award for the 16th Annual African American Literary Awards.

In 2015, Peace In The Storm Publishing expanded to include additional publishing imprints: After the Storm Publishing, Jessica A. Robinson Presents, Imani Faith Publishing, and the former, The Imprint Mass Media. The latest imprint is Renewing Your Mind Ink.

Elissa Gabrielle is also the President of Real Life Real Faith Media. In that role, Elissa publishes five magazines: Real Life Real Faith, Men of Faith, Women Walking by Faith, Journey to Wellness and Wisdom for Everyday Life.

In 2020, Elissa Gabrielle turned pain into purpose by launching Elissa Gabrielle Naturals. Initially the brand will focus on hair care, and in following with Elissa’s experience as a certified life coach and certified natural health professional, Elissa Gabrielle Naturals will launch skin care, health and wellness seminars, life coaching and naturopathic services under the Dr. Elissa brand in the future.

An advocate for Black Men, Elissa Gabrielle often brings awareness to the positive influences that embodies the black men in society that deserve a spotlight. She vigorously and unapologetically celebrates the unsung hero.

She has taken this mission to publishing with The Soul of a Man series which details and highlights the plights, trials and triumphs of black men in their own words and from their very unique perspective.

From the novelty of her writing and the successful culmination of her publishing and entertainment companies; Elissa Gabrielle remains an ingenious and creative force to be reckoned with in terms of delivering distinct, fulfilling and entertaining literature. By pushing herself to stay a cut above the rest, Elissa Gabrielle brilliantly and consistently delivers literary best.