Elin Stebbins Waldal A New England transplant living on an island located in the Pacific Northwest who enjoys writing, gardening and hiking.

Elin Stebbins Waldal is an author and an inspirational speaker. Her first book, Tornado Warning, A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on A Woman’s Life, earned the 2012 About.com Readers’ Choice Award for Best Parenting Teens Book, received a 2011 Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Medal in the Adult Book Category, was recognized as a 2012 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist and won the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for best cover art. Elin was recognized in 2011 as the Champion of Hope, an award given to an individual who inspires, Hope, Healing, Opportunities, Prevention and Education in San Diego.