Elinor Teele
Photo Credit: Lindsay Welch

1/2 Brit and 1/2 Yankee, Elinor Teele currently resides in New England. She lived with her family in New Zealand for eight years and still considers it a beloved homeland.

In 2000, Elinor took a slow plane to England for doctoral work in Anglo-Saxon literature at the University of Cambridge. She wrote her thesis on the Old English Riddles, a compilation of lyrical poems in the language of Beowulf. She graduated with a PhD in 2005.

To earn her daily bread, she is a freelance copywriter at Squam Creative Services.

Ask Elinor about her work, schedule an author visit, or share your thoughts through email.


Elinor is represented by the wise and witty Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency. For inquiries about foreign language and film and dramatic rights to her books, please contact him via email: steven (at)


Elinor is an alumna of Shakespeare & Company’s month-long intensive and acts in the Massachusetts area. In the past, she has appeared as:

  • Viola in Twelfth Night
  • Isabella in Measure for Measure
  • Trinculo in The Tempest
  • Suzanna in Becky Shaw
  • Meg in Leading Ladies
  • Leroy in The Bad Seed
  • Ruth in Blithe Spirit


Tower and WaterWhen she’s not at her desk, Elinor is a photographer. Her work has been recognized by:

  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
  • Essex National Heritage Photo Contest
  • Red Cedar Review
  • Brink Magazine

Visit her photo gallery at Squam Creative Services.