Nebraska Authors

Elizabeth Holiday Dale Piersol

AKA: Writes as Ellie Piersol

Born 1997

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Lincoln, Nebraska native Ellie Piersol published her first novel, Mysterium Excelsum Unum, when she was 17 and still in high school in Lincoln, NE. That book is the first of a planned seven volume series, the first three of which have been published (as of 2018). She is a graduate of the Arts and Humanities Focus Program at Lincoln Public Schools, which she credits with encouraging her interest in writing. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction


Fantasy; Young Adult (YA); Novels


Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE (Attended)
Arts and Humanities Focus Program, Lincoln Public Schools, 2016 Graduate
(In Progress) BFA in Creative Writing with minors in Anthropology and English, University of Nebraska, Omaha


Daughter of Sarah Dale
Burning Willow Press


Mysterium Excelsum Unum. 2015.
In Obscura Silvae. 2016.
Mysterium Excelsum Duobus. 2018.

In March 2019, Ellie Piersol and Sarah Dale were the featured authors of the John H. Ames Reading Series in the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. The program can be viewed here:

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