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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.

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WE R RIGHTING GROUP: A Pocket Guide to Writing in Groups…and Righting the World

KDP 2019

An easy, step-by-step guide for one-hour writing gatherings that anyone can use to build community in today’s difficult world.

“This simple and powerful guide will indeed allow individuals and groups of any kind, to “right what needs righting” wherever they happen to be at any given moment.”
Sharon Pavelda, expressive arts facilitator

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Ellen Morris Prewitt’s tale of a house that bound a family together—and tore them apart—is perfectly rendered by artist Marisa Whitsett Baker in hand-sewn special edition novels using vintage fabric, old maps, leather, and other materials to lovingly reflect the novel’s story. 

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MODEL FOR DECEPTION: A Vangie Street Mystery

createspace publishing, 2019

In this Southern mystery, fashion model Vangie Street must use her “clothes whisperer” intuition to puzzle out the truth of what’s going on….and keep her own self out of trouble.

“A well-paced, offbeat mystery with a healthy dose of snark: fashion statements abound.”
Kirkus Reviews

TRACKING HAPPINESS: A Southern Chicken Adventure

Createspace Publishing, 2018

A novel about love, grief, and being kind to chickens. Join Lucinda Mae Watkins on the wildest—if slightly ribald—adventure of her life

MAKING CROSSES: A Creative Connection to God


In this delightfully simple book, discover the new prayer practice of using broken and found objects to spend time with God.

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WRITING OUR WAY HOME: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness

Triton Press, 2014

The story of an extraordinary group of men and women who wrote their way out of homelessness. Edited by Ellen Morris Prewitt.




Love is connecting with the man in the maroon Bonneville who killed your Big Naked Guy. Love is responding to grief by inviting the Devil into your home. Love is finding yourself sitting Zen in an Elk’s Lodge. Love is learning your mom is boinking a dude in a squirrel costume. Love is…

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