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Elyssa Friedland

Elyssa Friedland attended Yale University, where she served as managing editor of the Yale Daily News. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and subsequently worked as an associate at a major firm. Prior to law school, Elyssa wrote for several publications, including Modern Bride, New York magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, CBS MarketWatch.com, Yale Alumni Magazine, and Your Prom. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City with her husband and three young children.

Genres: General Fiction
New and upcoming books
June 2024

Jackpot Summer
   Love and Miss Communication (2015)
   The Intermission (2018)
   The Floating Feldmans (2019)
   First Street (2020) (with others)
   Last Summer at the Golden Hotel (2021)
   The Most Likely Club (2022)
   Jackpot Summer (2024)
Picture Books
Elyssa Friedland recommends
The Christmas Wager (2023)
Holly Cassidy
"Hilarious, warm and romantic...With a charming setting and a lovable cast of supporting characters, readers will root for Bella and Jesse in more ways than one. Let the games begin!"
California Golden (2023)
Melanie Benjamin
"A gripping story about the power of family ties set in the edgy California surf culture and the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of Hollywood celebrity, California Golden takes readers on an emotional, page-turning ride."
Hazel Fine Sings Along (2023)
Katie Wicks
"Hazel, Benji, Nick, Zoey and Checkers are a fun ensemble cast that I fell in love with. A backstage pass to a singing competition full of backstabbing, twists and all-out performances, I'm OBSESSED with Hazel and . . . Ha! You'll have to read to find out!"

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