Ellen is a German American author who discovered her writing skills from her early childhood days in New York State. She is a bestselling novelist with five published books in her name. Some of her novels have been written in 17 different languages. Her first novel, The Plum Tree, focused on her mother’s stories detailing life in Germany during the turmoil of WWII. The bestselling book received positive reviews for its accurate depiction of World War II. Ellen’s subsequent books received the same tribute from notable authors including the Historical Novel Review and the Huffington Post. Ellen Marie lives near Lake Ontario with her husband and two adorable dogs, Izzy, and Bella. When she is not writing, Ella spends her spare time with her children and grandkids.

Books in order of publication:

Standalone Novels

The Plum Tree(2012) 
What She Left Behind(2013) 
Coal River(2015) 
The Life She Was Given(2017) 
The Orphan Collector(2020)