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oh, hello! i’m ellen.

after graduating from the writing seminars program at the johns hopkins university, i moved to the windy city to join weber shandwick’s copywriting team. in my time there i’ve worked on some of the coolest brands in the business, with decidedly the best people in the business.

and—hey!—i write books, too. you can find me at my desk spinning up contemporary YA fiction on any given weeknight.

whatever the format, be it a social post or an experiential activation or a novel for teenagers, telling stories is the purest joy of my life. i’m so lucky that i get to do it every single day.

i’m based in denver, now, still working with my team in chicago. but you can always find me here: ewaddell17@gmail.com