Ellen, the Author


I was born in Townsville, Queensland in Australia. I have always enjoyed reading, even from a young age. Books took me into a world of wonder and enjoyment that the real world could never quite provide. As an only child, I made up stories about fairies and little people in other worlds. When I was eighteen, I started writing my first book. Several novels followed, which are now in the proverbial bottom drawer, and will probably never see the light of day.

I love to read, fiction, non-fiction, poetry. I particularly love history and stories of ancient myths and legends. Authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Victoria Holt, the latter of whom wrote gothic mystery/romances, have influenced my own work.

My other passion is photography. I love to photograph flowers, landscapes and architecture. My website features many of my photos.

Other interests include music and musical theatre, and dance. I was a ballroom dancing teacher for many years and have also worked in Performing Arts administration.

I hope you enjoy The Dragon Sleeps.