Ellen is an author hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Her books tend to have a mixture of drama, suspense, action, and humour woven throughout their pages. She loves writing about family dynamics, especially fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, and brothers. Ellen says she has no idea why; it must just be part of her DNA. All of her stories are also clean reads. No cursing, sex, or gratuitous violence. And she loves to write strong characters—whether they be male or female, young or old—each with an undeniably vulnerable side and hidden insecurities. She sometimes writes romance but it's typically a subplot as opposed to a genre.
Just like there are two sides to every coin, there are multiple sides to every human being. Ellen's goal is to shine a light to reveal those various aspects in each of her characters.
She honestly doesn't believe a book can have suspense and action without at least some violence but that how the violence is described makes all the difference. She strives to write drama without the 'melo'. Fair warning, her humour contains a lot of dry wit, but it's owned within the story in that one or more character usually rolls his/her eyes or the character doling out said wit acknowledges their atypical sense of humour quite readily.
Although Ellen's inspiration for writing came from Dean Koontz, her true writing journey started with her graduation from the screenwriting program at Vancouver Film School (British Columbia, Canada), a skill she continues to use to this day, but she eventually circled back around to her original passion—writing books. She has been heard saying that she can only hope and pray that her books will someday be worthy to be set on the shelf next to the likes of Fear Nothing, Seize the Night, and everything Odd Thomas because it will be at that time that her dream has truly been realized!
‘Pride Be Damned: The Toby Garrison Chronicles—Book One’ is Ellen's first published novel. The second book in the series, 'Good Samaritan' was published on September 15th, 2018!