Luke Elliott was born and raised in the suburbs of central Florida, but in his late twenties he travelled across the country with his wife and two dogs to live in Portland, Oregon, where he fell in love with the city and region. He has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida and earned an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He writes mostly science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but will go wherever the inspiration takes him. In August of 2017, he launched the Ink to Film podcast with a filmmaker co-host, where he discusses books and their film adaptations from a writer’s point of view. In late 2018, he attended the Viable Paradise writers' workshop. In between writing, podcasting, and occasional gaming, he collects and reviews quality whiskies and is always happy to pour a dram for company.
Growing up, most afternoons James could be found sitting wide-eyed in the uncomfortable stadium seating in front of a massive projection screen at a local theater. From a young age, he developed a love for movies and a fascination with how they are made and the filmmakers who put them on screen. His passion led him to earning a degree in Production and Film Studies at the University of Florida. To this day, James continues to see every movie he possibly can while honing his own filmmaking skills. As a co-host of the Ink to Film podcast, James hopes to inspire others to dig deeper into the art of storytelling, whichever the medium. He's always looking for a good recommendation for a film he can be inspired by, so reach out if you have any!