Elsie McKenney

Elsie McKenney



Elsie (Yoder) McKenney was born in Idaho and raised in a little Mennonite community. When
her family moved to northern Michigan, they became entangled in a cult. Elsie’s ten-year
struggle and her harrowing escape inspired her award-winning novel, Eve’s Covering. 

Faith and family are the most important things in Elsie’s life. She is the mother to two adult
children and Mimi to three awesome grandchildren.

Elsie studied creative writing at Ferris State University where she earned the Excellence in
Language and Literature award. She went on to teach literature and composition at an academy
while living in Ukraine as a missionary. She resides in northern Michigan with her husband,
David, and their cheeky cavalier spaniel.