Ellie James believes in dreams, destiny, and possibility. A native of south Louisiana, Ellie grew up immersed in legend, surrounded by history and drenched in mystery. She penned her first work of fiction at six, turning to suspense three years later with JACQUIE AND THE SWAMP. She always had a tragic poem, tender story, or intriguing mystery for her friends, a trait that has continued as her fascination with danger, adventure, love, and the unexplained has grown. A former marketing executive, Ellie now splits her time between exploring story worlds and creating her own adventures with her husband and their two children.