Melissa Ellen

Melissa Ellen is an indie author of contemporary romance. She writes modern day couples that give you all the feels. A lover of both the big city and small towns, her stories are set in both. A Reason To Stay, book one of the Blackwood Series, was her debut novel.

She grew up as a bookworm, reading anything and everything and still tries to read at least a book a week. She's always had an active imagination. Luckily, she now has time to put it to good use writing about the characters constantly swarming around in her head.

She went from designing buildings to crafting stories, while living in Texas with her husband, son, their rescue dog, and her five chickens. When she's not writing, you'll find her tackling her latest design project, reading a good book, gardening, or getting sucked into the Pinterest vortex.