Ellen lives in the land of rain and more rain, also known as Southwest Washington. She spends most of her days having a lot of intense feelings about fictional people, and sometimes she even gets lucky and can turn those feelings into writing about them.
She believes in being kind and writing the stories you want to read in the world, and she often discusses plot ideas with her lazy cat, who gives very good feedback on a regular basis.
She can't remember a time that she wasn't writing stories, but the first time she started sharing them was when she was nine years old - a time she remembers vividly, because she joined an online writer's community and made friends there that she has to this day.
As an open and proud queer woman, much of Ellen's fiction focuses on queer characters and telling stories that include them, spotlight their life experiences, and celebrate them for the beautiful people they are.
Her favorite genres to to read and write are contemporary, science fiction, and romance. Though previously she published a few short stories with a company that has since gone out of business, Ellen has decided to focus her efforts on writing novels, beginning with a four-part young adult series with a supernatural twist.
When Walter Cunningham passes away months before their high school graduation, he leaves his two best friends - Grayson Graves, his boyfriend of about a year, and Daniela Romero - grief-stricken and struggling to find an answer that makes sense to a question they don't want to ask. People think that he committed suicide, but Grayson refuses to believe it, and he starts drawing away from his friends and family while he processes and struggles with healing. Dani is worried about her best friend, but she's even more concerned when a strange girl shows up at Walter's funeral and then starts meeting with Grayson in secret.
Grayson knows everyone is just worried about him, but all he wants is to know what happened to Walter. No one can give him a solid answer, it seems, except this mystery girl - and when she tells him she's a Reaper investigating Walter's death, he clings to the possibility of finding out the truth like a lifeline, no matter how crazy it might sound.