© 2018 Elise Atchison















Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise













Artists Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone













An Elk River Books Reader: Livingston and Billings Area Writers













Montana Quarterly











Elk River Arts & Lectures







“All stories are wild.” William Kittredge


“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.

I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality.

It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.” Flannery O’Connor


Books in progress.

More soon!
















ARTIST’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE, Katie Holsinger Ed., Trinity University Press, 2019. Includes “The Land of the Lynx” by Elise Atchison, paired with artwork by Carrie Wild.


Writers include: Elise Atchison, Rick Bass, Todd Burritt, Tom Campbell, Lyn Dalebout, Matt Daly, Joanne Dornan, Gary Ferguson, Geneen Marie Haugen, Susan Marsh, Craig Mathews, Arthur Middleton, Doug Peacock, Karen Reinhart, Kelsey K. Sather, Gail Small, Jack Turner, Rebecca Watters, Tina Welling, Marylee White, Connie Wieneke, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams.


Artists include: Kalon Baughan, Tamara Callens, Meredith Campbell, Sue Cedarholm, Derek DeYoung, Loretta, Domaszewski, Katy Ann Fox, Dwayne Harty, Laney Hicks, DG House, Will Hunter, Sarah Kariko, Jenni Lowe-Anker, Mimi Matsuda, James Prosek, Robert Schlenker, Tucker Smith, Kay Stratman, Kara Tripp, Shannon Troxler, Kathryn Turner, Carrie Wild, Monte Yellow Bird Sr.



















UNEARTHING PARADISE: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, 2016. Edited by Marc Beaudin, Seabring Davis, and Max Hjorstberg, with a foreword by Terry Tempest Williams. Includes short story “Trout Tears” by Elise Atchison. Finalist for the High Plains Book Award.


Writers include: Martha Adkins, Bryce Andrews, Elise Atchison, Rick Bass, Marc Beaudin, Frank Carter, Dave Caserio, John Clayton, Michael Earl Craig, Seabring Davis, Edwin Dobb, Charlotte McGuinn Freeman, Amanda Fortini, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, Max Hjortsberg, William “Gatz” Hjortsberg, John Holt, Greg Keeler, Alan Kesselheim, Joan Kresich, Ken McCullough, Brant Oswald, Doug Peacock, Ilona Popper, Bernard Quetchenbach, Shann Ray, Myers, Reece, Russell Rowland, Toby Thompson, Richard Wheeler, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams.


















AN ELK RIVER BOOKS READER: Livingston and Billings Area Writers, Allen Morris Jones, Ed., Bangtail Press, May, 2014. Includes short story “Ancient Aquifers” by Elise Atchison.


Writers include: Elise Atchison, Marc Beaudin, Peter Bowen, Stephen Byler, Tim Cahill, John Clayton, Michael Earl Craig, Seabring Davis, Gary Ferguson, Amanda Fortini, Thomas Goltz, Tom Groneberg, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, Max Hjortsberg, William Hjortsberg, John Holt, Ed Kemmick, Walter Kirn, Craig Lancaster, Ralph Langer, Ken McCullough, Thomas McGuane, Scott McMillion, Thomas McNamee, Andrea Peacock, Doug Peacock, Shann Ray, Elwood Reid, Russell Rowland, John Taliaferro, E. Donnall Thomas, Jr., Toby Thompson, Maryanne Vollers, Callan Wink.