Elaine Grynkewich Drew

Drew painted the cover of Courting Trouble with gouache.
Elaine Grynkewich Drew, Fashion Design '76, self-published the novel Courting Trouble, a feminist take on the Cinderella story set in the year 801. She wrote it while living in England in the ’80s, but it went unpublished until she reread it in 2018 and couldn’t put it down. In writing it, she blended in myths like the Beowulf story and humanized characters by modeling them on people she knew—and then killing off those she didn’t like. “I may have to write another,” she muses.