Ellen prefers to see the world anew and rarely trods the beaten path. She was a lawyer in 1980s Mississippi when judges still called her “Miss Ellen.” When she turned to writing, her first book introduced a new form of active prayer using broken and found objects to make crosses. Her second book is an award-winning self-narrated short story collection whose stories have been downloaded over 50,000 times worldwide. She self-published two novels and a bespoke novel hand-sewn by a wonderful artist friend. For eight years, she facilitated a weekly writing group of men and women experiencing homelessness culminating in the group’s memoir, which she edited. She became a runway model when she was old as dirt. She invented Thumb Prayers. She divides her time between New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ellen is always on the lookout for the next big thing.
To read more about her journey, please visit the About Me page.