Elissa Joy lives in Salem, Oregon. Her latest book, Drinking Songs, was published in 2004 by Pas de Chance. She is the author of What We Do Is Secret (Pas de Chance, 1998), Quinceañera (Pas de Chance, 1996), On Seeing Montgomery Clift Drunk As He Was (Pas de Chance, 1996), and other works of fiction, poetry, and cultural studies. Last updated summer, 2006.