Ellen has been making a living as a writer since she got her creative writing degree from Carnegie Mellon University and went to work for Microsoft. She spent fifteen years writing technical manuals no one ever read until she finally decided to take a shot at writing what she really loves—romance.
Ellen wrote much of her first novel in the back of a preschool classroom while she was trying to ease her younger son’s separation anxiety. She had agreed to stick around for a day, maybe two. Somehow—the exact chain of events is hazy—one day turned into a full year of scribbling in a notebook on the bench in the corner. Her son is now a completely independent elementary school student, and that book became her first sale to Harlequin Books.
Ellen and her husband are both from Scranton, Pennsylvania. They met on a blind date on New Year’s Eve in a mutual love-at-first-sight moment—which would make an awesome novel, if only her husband would agree to be “fictionalized.” They live with their sons in a college town in New York State. Ellen is still employed as a writer, working at the local university. In her spare time, she writes romance, reads as much as she can and hangs out with her sons.