Elissa Sussman is a writer, a reader, and a pumpkin pie eater.
She is the author of the bestselling, TikTok sensation, FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK, and ONCE MORE WITH FEELING. She is also the author of three YA novels, DRAWN THAT WAY, STRAY and BURN.
In a previous life, Elissa managed animators and organized spreadsheets at some of the best animation studios in the world, including Nickelodeon, Disney, Dreamworks, and Sony Imageworks. You can see her name in the credits of THE CROODS, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and TANGLED.
She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Pacific University. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
The Frequently Asked Question
How Do You Pronounce Your Name?
Like Melissa but without the M, or Alyssa, like Alyssa Milano.
Suss-man. As in, to suss someone out. A man.