Elliot has lived many places and done different things for a living. His goal for a long time has been to write fiction that people want to read. He earned his MFA from the University of Florida. He published his first novel, A Key to Treehouse Living, in 2018. The novel is written as a series of brief, glossary-style entries that subtly build a story over time. He's also published short stories, interviews, and essays, and believes there are many ways to write exciting stories that we've never heard before. He finds good fiction is usually both delightful and frightening.