Often quirky, always queer, Elna Holst is an unapologetic genre bender who writes anything from lesbian lust and love stories to the odd existentialist horror piece.
Holst is the author of the stranded-on-a-desert-island novella In the Palm (2019), the full-length wlw Austen continuation Lucas (2020), and the new dark contemporary fantasy Pyotra and the Wolf (2021).
Elna has been making things up since before she could write properly, attended a Creative Writing programme at one of the UK's oldest universities, and worked as anything and everything from postman to nursing assistant to translator and back again. Once she discovered the world of diverse erotica and lgbt+-centered fiction, however, she knew she had found her calling as an author of slippery sweet and unexpected stories for the sapphically inclined.
Her first full-length novel, Lucas, a sapphic companion story to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, was published by NineStar Press in April 2020.
Her first longer story, 'Green Love,' was included in NineStar Press's Into the Mystic anthology series of lesbian/bisexual paranormal tales and became the start of a wonderful relationship with a publishing house to suit her queer and quirky needs.
Her playful short 'Two Women Having Sex' was included in Cleis Press's award-winning anthology series, and mentioned in Library Journal as a story where "an omniscient narrator plays an unconventionally interactive role". The anthology edited by D.L. King went on to receive recognition from both the Golden Crown Literary Awards and the Ippys.