Ellen is a television writer, playwright, and freelance journalist. She’s also an author; You Can Never Be Too Thin or Too Dead, her first novel, won a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant. Her second novel, Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery, will be published in Fall 2015 by Crooked Lane Books.
TV credits include Wings, Still Standing, and Just Shoot Me, as well as network and cable pilots. As a journalist, she's written over 200 magazine articles for national publications. She recently served on the Editorial Board for the UCLA Writers Program's books, Cut to the Chase and Inside the Room. Her plays, published by Dramatists Play Service, include the popular Graceland and Asleep on the Wind.
A graduate of Tulane University, Ellen lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, daughter, and the family’s spoiled rescue dogs, which they describe as a “corgi-jack-huahua” and a “cherrier.” A native New Yorker, Ellen still misses her hometown… and still drives like a New York cabbie.