Elle Newmark

Elle Newmark is the acclaimed author of The Book of Unholy Mischief.  She lived and worked in the hills north of San Diego.

Books by this Author

The Sandalwood Tree
The Chef's Apprentice


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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. remember to breathe

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Seriously. I mean that's the word: Seriously. I'm not kidding. Seriously, I use seriously way too much. I'm serious.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Intelligence, Integrity and Humor

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. American Pie, Il Partiro, The Boy in The Bubble, I Will Survive, Fly on The Wall

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Robinson Crusoe. Love a resourceful man.

Author Voices

November 20, 2008

Two questions have been asked about my novel, The Book of Unholy Mischief. First: Isn’t your book, like most novels, just a thinly veiled autobiography?


Since The Book of Unholy Mischief is about a chef’s apprentice in Renaissance Venice I naturally reply, “How the heck did you know?” My father is an Italian chef. Beyond that, well, that’s why we call it fiction.


The second question is: Why did you set the story in Venice?


Mysterious, romantic Venice possesses a certain ramshackle opulence. But the thing that made Venice perfect for this story is that... see more

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