Elaine Isaak

To quote my hero as envisioned by Man of La Mancha,

“Perhaps to be too practical is madness, to surrender dreams, this may be madness, and maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!”

Here is the place where I refuse to surrender my dreams—and, in fact, where I invite you to join them.

Rocinante is the name of Don Quixote’s horse: the means by which he pursues his wild dream of becoming a knight errant, a quest by turns worrisome and inspiring, and thus, the perfect name for my own publishing venture. Rocinante Books was born to gather my various genres, projects, and pseudonyms under the same roof for the first time ever. You will find here the source for my Bone Guard series of international thrillers, as well as my epic fantasy novellas, the Tales of Bladesend, and everything in between!

I also offer workshops and talks at writing groups and conferences, and developmental editing, if you’re an author in need, I’d love to talk with you about your own dreams and visions.

Whatever quest brings you here, I hope you enjoy your stay. You’ll find a free story on every genre page as my thanks to you, gentle (or not so gentle) reader. If you sign on to the newsletter, I’ll keep you up to date about the latest windmills I’m tilting… You can also follow some of my adventures via Facebook and Twitter. And, as always, if you enjoy what you’ve read, please leave a review wherever you prefer to share your reading—they really do make a difference!

Thanks for reading!



October 24

Double Jeopardy: Two New Hampshire Authors in Conversation

Somerset Plaza, Rte. 101A
Nashua, NH 03063 United States
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join two New Hampshire authors at the Toadstool Bookshop’s new location, Somerset Plaza, to talk about their adventures writing thrillers and speculative fiction.  New York Times Bestseller Brendan DuBois of Exeter writes the Lewis Cole mysteries, and has recently collaborated with James Patterson for several novels.  Nashua author E. C. Ambrose is best known for […]

November 7

Local Authors Night

2 Court Street
Nashua, NH 03063 United States
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join me and other local New Hampshire writers to buy books and get them signed!  Great chance to meet new authors in all genres.

November 9

Book Fiend Readers Fest

60-64 Broadway
Norwich, NH 03630 United States
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

A celebration of Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror authors and their work.  Author signings, meet and greet, panels, create your own book cover photo shoot and more! Including my books, and those of other great New England authors like LJ Cohen and more!