Welcome to Elise Massey, Author

About Me

My Background

In her personal life, Elise is a mother of four adult children, a grandmother to three, and a wife to the love of her life, John.  On the professional level, Elise serves as an educator in the Atlanta area that has dedicated her life to serving at-risk children. She currently provides instructional coaching to assist teachers with delivering quality, standards-based instruction by developing strategies to address the needs of both gifted and struggling learners. She has presented at numerous professional development workshops and conferences to both small and large audiences. In addition to serving as an educational consultant, Elise also provides services as a motivational speaker. She has been featured as a co-author in the Live Your BEST Life series presented by Ruben West in the 2017 book titled, Answer the Call using her professional name, Dr. Adria E. Luster.  

My Writing Roots

Coconut Cake was Elise Massey’s debut novel. While it had been her lifelong dream to be a published author, she finally decided to pursue it while recuperating from a battle with breast cancer. Coconut Cake has been featured in the Topeka Capitol-Journal as well as presented during a book signing at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, which is located in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas. Elise has continued the series with a sequel, Banana Pudding, that will be published in March of 2019.   

My Style

Elise Massey’s novels deal with real life issues that have emerged during our country’s rich history, and include race relations, multicultural identity, marital infidelity, adoption, single motherhood, alcohol and drug addiction, health issues, and the death of a loved one.  The focus of each novel is the characters’ ability to conquer the obstacles they face in life through their use of courage, faith, acceptance, or forgiveness.   


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Elise Massey, Author


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All of Elise Massey's books are available on Amazon in both print and Kindle format. However, if you would like to purchase a book directly at a discounted rate of $12.00, you may order using PayPal with the following link:  https://www.paypal.me/adrialuster/12

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You can also purchase a copy of COCONUT CAKE on Amazon or locally at:

The Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore, located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30310

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The Story Continues!

The Sequel, Banana Pudding, will be available this Spring! Keep checking for updates and subscribe for your invitation to the Book Signing! 

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