Elena Belias born on August 2, 1966 in Manhattan New York, NY.
Born to a Family of 5 children, Middle child, only girl. Multi-cultural
Greek and Puerto Rican parents. Started writing in elementary as far
Back as in sixth grade. One Teacher encourage me to write to express
Myself. Ms. Michelle Shielier was my 6th grade teacher who taught me
To write stories. Which then in turn got me interested in Poems. Started
Mixing reality with make believe to create stories. By the time I was in 10th
Grade My English teacher introduce me to Poetry. Which I was fascinated
By. Since I've always rhymed words alot. My first Poem or Song was written in 1983. Creativity seems to be apart of my Family Two of my Brothers write and also family members examples: great grandmother, aunt, cousins. Poetry comes from within me, life's happenings, and dreams.