Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff, Ph.D., is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children world-wide. Her first book, The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families details the results of the first 15-years of her study of polyamorous families with children. Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families is Sheff's second book, and her third book is When Someone You Love is Polyamorous: Understanding Poly People and Relationships . An expert witness, relationship coach, Guardian Ad Litem, educational consultant, and speaker with a background in academic sociology, Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, kink/BDSM, and consensual nonmonogamies. She is the CEO at Sheff Consulting.