My name is Ekta R. Garg, and I’m a Reviewer, Editor, Author, and Dreamer of stories and books. Above you’ll find links that tell you how these four roles fuel my tremendous passion for words.

My first book-length work from Atmosphere Press is available now wherever books are sold! Check out the gorgeous cover, and scroll down for direct purchasing links!

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Cover designer Kevin Stone had this to say about his incredible work:
“There’s something magical about the very idea of Christmas. It is one of the enduring archetypes worldwide. I wanted to capture some of the magic and mystery and sometimes sadness that surrounds the concept and notion. A feeling of nostalgia we all have for the day that is filled with joy, a joy we can’t tangibly hold.”

(If you’re a writer and want to know how Kevin can help you, check out his website or chat with him on Twitter.)

Order an autographed copy from me!

If you live in the U.S. and would like an autographed copy of the book for yourself or a loved one, order directly right now! Use your PayPal account or credit card, and be sure to include your mailing address as well as the name for the inscription so I can get the book to you. Purchase price includes all taxes, fees, and shipping. Thank you for your support!


Other options to get the book

Order on Amazon for the paperback or Kindle version here.

Want to support independent bookstores? Find the book here on Bookshop.org!

In the Chicago area? Get the book from The Book Cellar here!

Another Chicago bookstore! Find the book at Unabridged Bookstore here!

Want to support another great Illinois bookstore? Check out the book from Hartfield Book Co. in Monticello!

Love Target? Get the book from the store here

A Barnes and Noble fan? Get it here.

Across the pond? Get it from Waterstones here!


Saathee magazine says Elves is “a charming tale that offers not only a unique view of Santa’s Workshop but also how holiday magic can occur for someone who feels that he doesn’t even deserve it.”

Champaign-Urbana’s premiere online arts and culture magazine SmilePolitely calls the story world of Elves “a heartbreakingly real universe where metaphor functions as a means to a larger, deeper outcome. … Garg’s craft shines.”

Susan over at The Book Bag review blog says, “This is a delightful little story that offered me a little escape for a few hours as I soaked up the wonders of the North Pole…”

Books By Your Bedside said the premise of elves being regular people was “amazing. … That definitely adds a magical sparkle to everyday life.”

Phyllis from Phyllis Jones Pisanelli Reviews, in talking about the book, says “I think Santa does more than we ever knew.”

Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers’ Favorite called the book a “magical tale of healing. … I consider myself fortunate to have come across this book.”

Check out the reviews on Amazon and leave your own review there, on Goodreads, or wherever you bought the book! Reviews are crucial to the success and continued careers of authors. Thank you!


In the Champaign-Urbana area? Come to an author event for The Truth About Elves!

@Mahomet Public Library, Dec. 12, 2021

@The Mistletoe Market, Dec. 19, 2021


@Champaign Public Library, Dec. 15, 2021