Ellie Ann writes… but only in magical forest glades.

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nerdy tweenage boys, randomly blocking running path: ‘you shall not PASS!’

Ellie Ann, thinking quickly in the middle of her jog: Clearly the love of the halfling’s leaf has clouded your mind. I am a mortal, not a Balrog!’

That’s Ellie. Pretty sure she’s one of only two people I know that could respond that quickly and fittingly in such a situation. (Yes, the other person is also a writer).

Some of you have already met her, and might recall that she excels at making nerds look COOL. Ellie is a good friend and bestselling author of many fine, leather-bound books (or maybe sometimes paperbacks or e-books but those are cool too). While the leather-bound is not entirely accurate, the best selling part is.

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What else has this lady done? Ellie spearheaded a one-of-a-kind multimedia book awhile back that combined the work of several artists into one beautiful, cohesive, story… something that fans of Lance Schaubert & I’s own ‘Cold Brewed‘ should really appreciate. She’s written comics, sci fiaction… she’s spoken at sherlock holmes conferences, she’s appeared at numerous comic cons, and she’s one of the few (meaning 2) girls I know that smoke a pipe.

Besides that, she’s an encourager in the artistic community and has an awesome family- I get the honor of being friends with both her and her husband Michael, (a man who shares my infinite love for the soundtrack to ‘Tron: Legacy’).

For the shoot, Ellie wanted something different, of course… she wanted to add a little of that otherworldly, fairy tale adventure feel to her OWN shoot… and why not? It seems like authors never have fun with their pictures. That’s a shame. They should.

WE did…

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